Gamble Extends Points Lead with Race Two Win


Early contact behind him allowed Gamble an easy win (Credit Jakob Ebrey Photography)

George Gamble dominated the second Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge race, adding to the points advantage he enjoys over Dennis Strandberg at the top of the championship points standings.

The Swede started the race from pole position but quickly fell behind Gamble who 3.6 second lead at the end of the opening lap, largely due to a clash between Strandberg and race one winner Ollie Chadwick, who had to briefly stop in the pits before continuing. Having reignited his championship challenge with victory on Saturday a 13th place finish meant he lost ground once more to the lead pair in the points.

While Gamble enjoyed clear road both ahead and behind Strandberg had to contend with both Gary Simms and Callum Pointon for second as he recovered from his early contact. Once back at the head of the chasing pack Strandberg was able to close in on Gamble. The official margin of victory – 1.022 seconds – did little to reflect the thumping nature of Gambles near lights-to-flag win.

Pointon chased Simms throughout the race, but was unable to pry the former G20 champion off the final step of the podium.

12 seconds further back Frederick Mortensen and Rob Gaffney completed the top six at the end of a race long battle that also involved Will Moore and Luca Hirst, though a md-race off dropped Moore’s #13 car back down the order to finish in 11th.

G20 class winner Stuart Pearson was one place further back in the overall results with Chadwick, recovering from a pitstop at the end of the opening lap driving back up through the tail end of the field to finish 14th. The 10 he took points were valuable to keep his championship challenge alive, though he lost all of the ground he had made up on the lead pair with his Saturday win.