LIVE: Avon Tyres British GT Championship – Oulton Park Race Two


Avon Tyres British GT Championship (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

This live blog will be updated throughout the second of the day’s Avon Tyres British GT Championship races at Oulton Park.

16:47

Andrew Jarman wins GT4 for TF Sport, Morten Dons holds onto second for Century Motorsport, Oz Yusef 3rd in the ISSY Lotus with Ross Wylie rallying to 4th in class after early issues for the #407 car.

16:46

Marco Attard and Alexander Sims win the second Avon Tyres British GT race of the day. Jon Minshaw chases Attard over the line for second, Andrew Howard finishes third

16:42

Attard starts the last lap with 0.85 seconds advantage

16:42

Rembert Berg has fallen waaay down the order, Howard picks up third place by default

16:40

Andrew Jarman has taken the GT4 lead from Morten Dons

16:40

16:40

5 minutes to go, Berg has fallen back from Minshaw, back towards Andrew Howard in the #1 Aston

16:38

Rembert Berg may yet be able to find a way by Minshaw to take 2nd place

16:38

Attard takes the restart, but with three GT4 Ginettas between he and Jon Minshaw he has a 4 second lead

16:32

Morten Dons continues to lead GT4, but this safety car has put TF Sport’s Andrew Jarman right behind him

16:29

Marco Attard leads Jon Minshaw and Rembert Berg behind the Safety Car. Andrew Howard in fourth and Phil Dryburgh fifth

16:27

The safety car has picked up the wrong car. Again. 7th placed Pasin Lathouras now leading the crocodile

16:26

18 minutes of the race remaining.

16:25

Safety Car is out again as both the Audi and Ferrari are stopped at the Hislops chicane.

16:24

Patterson and Eastwood touch fighting for the lead!! Both are out of the race. Attard leads for Ecurie Ecosse.

16:23

Marco Attard is third in the car Sims led the way in, Jon Minshaw is 4th in the Trackspeed Porsche

16:22

16:22

Mark Patterson has moved into the lead after the stops shuffle out, but he has his hands full of FF Corse man Gary Eastwood

16:21

Morten Dons has picked up the GT4 lead in the Scandinavian crewed Century Ginetta. He has a whopping 22 second lead over Tania Mann

16:18

In comes everybody else, led by Sims and Richard Lyons

16:18

Poole is given a 10 second penalty for a ‘pit lane infringement’

16:17

Rory Butcher and Steven Kane pit from second and third. Sims keeps co-driver Marco Attard waiting in the garage

16:16

News is Mark Poole may have to serve a penalty for an unsafe release by the MP Motorsport team

16:15

Adam and Scott pit from 2nd and 3rd. Kershaw and Cammish pit from the GT4 lead.

16:14

Sims, Adam and Scott continue on as the race crosses the half way point. Patterson leads those who have pitted in the United Autosports Audi

16:12

Sims gets the race going again, followed by Adam. Behind Caine pits from sixth as do Hines, Buncombe and Tom Sharp

16:11

The safety car is going to come in this lap. This has thrown strategy all over the place.

16:09

Richard Abra pits, as does Matt Bell. But were they in before the pits open, which they do NOW!

16:07

Alex Buncombe is 13th in the Nissan that Chris Hoy will take over. Just two minutes until the pit window opens.

16:05

So, Sims leads Adam and Kane. Aaron Scott 4th, then Rory Butcher, Michael Caine, Richards Abra and Lyons and Luke Hines

16:04

40 minutes to go. Safety Car deployed to allow marshals to retrieve Oliphant’s car

16:03

Kershaw’s lead in GT4 has grown out to 4.8 seconds in GT4

16:01

Tom Oliphant has crashed exiting Old Hall, the Century Motorsport G55 GT4 is in the tyre wall

16:00

Kane gains again – two seconds behind Adam.

15:57

Adam has closed right in on Sims – just 0.5 at the end of 8 laps. Kane also gaining ground in third.

15:56

Rory Butcher has swapped places with Michael Caine in the Oman Racing Team battle for fifth and sixth

15:54

Steven Kane has the Bentley up to third ahead of Scott – can he close down the 3.3 seconds to catch Jonny Adam?

15:52

Kershaw leads Dan Cammish and Devon Modell in GT – Lotus ahead of Porsche ahead of Aston

15:51

Warren Hughes comes into the pits in the #12 Trackspeed Porsche and gets out of the car and walks away. Rotten weekend for he and Jody Firth.

15:49

Kane is pressuring Aaron Scott in his AF Corse Ferrari for 3rd. The pair of Oman Racing Team Astons are fifth and sixth.

15:48

Sims sets the fastest lap on lap two to extend his lead to 1.3 seconds

15:47

Gavan Kershaw leads GT4 in the ISSY Raciing Lotus Evora that started on the class pole

15:46

Aaron Scott completes the first lap in third, Steven Kane 4th in the M-Sport Bentley

15:45

Sims holds the lead through the opening corners with Jonny Adam second

15:44

Race one GT4 winners Beechdean AMR have stopped on the formation lap. Jake Giddings has got going again but will take the start at the rear of the field

15:41

They’re away on the formation lap. The next lap will begin 60 minutes of racing.

15:40

Alexander Sims starts the #79 BMW from pole, Jonny Adam alongside him in the #1 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin

15:39

Cars are on the grid for race two, headed by the Ecurie Ecosse BMW repaired after the car’s catastrophic gearbox failure in race one