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Motorbase and Trackspeed take GT wins at Snetterton

Sunday, June 16 2013

The Motorbase and Trackspeed Brtiish GT teams claimed the wins during the two Avon Tyres British GT Championship races at Snetterton today (16 June).

A superb race five of the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship at the Snetterton 300 circuit was won by Oman Air Motorbase's Michael Caine and Ahmad Al Harthy, but it was Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen who were victorious for Trackspeed on the road; the result was later appealed and Oman Air Motorbase's inherited the win, their first ever in the British GT Championship.

Rick Parfitt Jnr and Ryan Ratcliffe were popular winners in GT4, further opening up the points standing with their first GT4 win. The Optimum drivers had a commanding win of over 40 seconds from the Complete Racing AMR team of Steve Chaplin and Tom Wilson, who were themselves a healthy sixteen seconds ahead of championship leaders Zoe Wenham and Declan Jones' Century Motorsport Ginetta G50.

Full race one amended times can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/m52yz

David Ashburn and Nick Tandy clinched a thrilling second win in the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship this afternoon at Snetterton when they steered their Trackspeed Porsche 997 GT3 R to the flag with an advantage of just four tenths of a second over the #888 888 Optimum Racing BMW Z4 GT3.

A fantastic battle in GT4 emerged during the second half of the race as Optimum Motorsport's Rick Parfitt Jnr overcame a 20 second deficit to race leaders Matt Smith and Dan Eagling's Redgate Lifetime Racing Ginetta G50. Parfitt Jnr's team-mate Ryan Ratcliffe had a battling early stint which saw the Welshman's Ginetta stop on track and require two re-starts before it fire back into life.

A full report will be online later this evening. Full results can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/m53vu

Report courtesy of BritishGT.com.