GT Cup Carnage at Silverstone

Sunday’s GT Cup action at Silverstone was marred by carnage at the Maggotts/Becketts complex on the first lap where collisions spat six cars off the circuit in a matter of seconds. The safety car was immediately deployed and the race finished after a mere 10 laps, with Mark Poole a clear victor in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Rosen Daskalov’s Sin retired on lap 6 meaning a total of seven non-finishers from the 32 starters. Ron Johnson took overall 2nd in the BMW Z4 with Ian Dockerill’s Porsche 997 RSR taking third.

The second race of the day suffered an equal number of retirements from an already diminished grid. Jordan Witt was robbed of a 4th with his Chevron GT3 forced to a non-finish with just two laps to go. A couple of collisions at The Loop damaged some of the Ferraris and one at Vale saw the race leader Arwyn Williams’ Ferrari 458 GT3 knocked out with a shattered right rear suspension and shredded tyre. Bob Berridge took advantage to win in his Riley with Ian Dockerill revisiting the podium to take 2nd and Alex Martin was third and took the GTC category title too.

The Championship returns to the grid on 7/8th September on the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk.


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