Tom Sharp Disappointed With Poor Zandvoort


Sharp and co-driver Colin White struggled in the dunes (Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

Tom Sharp has suffered another poor weekend in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship as it travelled overseas to Zandvoort.

The free practice sessions showed that Sharp and co-driver Colin White‘s Ginetta G55 GT3 wasn’t in the groove as they ended the sessions on average three seconds off the fastest time.

Into the qualifying session and the IDL Racing with CWS team received a five place grid penalty due to Colin White not completing the mandatory three flying laps because of the team having to repair accident damage from earlier in the session.

Indeed in the first sixty minute sprint race the teams hard work was in vain as Tom Sharp didn’t even get a chance to sit in the car as the Ginetta was involved in first lap chaos resulting in retirement.

The Michelin GT Supercup runner-up from 2012 did however manage to go relatively well in the opening laps of the second race, right up to the point that he had to run wide to avoid a spinning car and lost a good number of places recovering.

Sharp said: ““The second race went as well as could be expected. Our only real objective we had for the weekend was to finish ahead of the two rival Ginetta’s and we achieved that. With the current championship balance of performance, the car is simply uncompetitive and when you are three seconds off the pace, it’s hard to do much with that. We hope we can turn it around and end the season in style at Donington.”