Chadwick Powers Back to Race Two Win


Chadwick claimed victory on his first weekend in the series (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Ollie Chadwick rebounded from a slow start to win the second Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge race at Oulton Park.

Chadwick started from second on the grid set by the second fastest times from the morning’s qualifying session, but both he and pole sitter Gary Simms made a slow allowing George Gamble to move up from the second row of the grid into the lead taking the lead on the inside of Old Hall.

Gamble led the first four laps, with Chadwick second and Simms third, before Chadwick found a way into lead on the way to a win in his first weekend in the series, extending his advantage to more than two seconds at the end of the eight lap race.

Simms completed the podium ahead of Stewart Linn, who recorded a second fourth place finish of the day.

Dennis Strandberg crossed the line in fifth, but was deemed to have gained an unfair advantage and was penalised – a second added to his final race time, enough to drop him back a spot behind Mark Davies, who repeated his fifth place from the opening race.

GT Supercup convert Rob Gaffney, Will Moore, Frederick Mortensen and Matt Flowers completed the overall top ten.

His team having repaired his G20 after the lap one crash in the opening race Stuart Pearson took class victory. He briefly lost the lead to Alex Preston in the early laps but as Preston fell back to third in class it was left to Pearson to win the class, 4.6 seconds ahead of race one winner Brian Murphy.