Basey-Fisher Happy With Trio Of Snetterton Top-Fives


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Oliver Basey -Fisher was left satisfied with his lastest three outings during rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the 2013 Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge championship at Snetterton, claiming a podium finish during the trio of close encounters.

The Academy Motorsport teenager recovered from a disappointing qualifiying at the 300 circuit in which he languished down in 14th on the grid in drying conditions, fighting his way through the pack in race one to finish fourth before carving his way up to fifth in the second encounter.

The former Ginetta Junior driver from Great Finborough then claimed a podium finish in the weekend’s final race of an entertaining trio of Ginetta confrontations in Norfolk, fighting back from eighth after a sluggish early start only to find himself in a fiesty scrap behind team-mate Will Burns for the final two podium spots with Mark Davies and Luke Davenport. Basey-Fisher just missed out behind Davenport and Davies for fourth on the road, although he was later promoted to third place after winner Burns was handed a penalty for an incident with Dvid Pittard earlier in the race.

The results mean that Basey-Fisher now moves to fifth in the championship, 81 points behind championship leader Brad Bailey, although the 17-year-old was glad to have picked up three solid results.

“I’m really pleased to be back on the podium at my home track and even though we made things hard for ourselves in qualifying, the car was fantastic in the races”, said the Century Logistics-backed driver. “Our pace was really good, fastest lap in race two was great and to only miss out by a tenth on fastest lap in the other two races shows how competitive we were.”

“Huge thanks to the guys at Academy Motorsport again for a great car this weekend, we were able to push in all three races and run some really good lap times. With the pace we showed, had we qualified on the first couple of rows we could potentially have been looking at another win. I’m still happy with the results though, consistent scoring is what we need to achieve.”