Driver changes abound as British GT goes to Snetterton


As the Avon Tyres British GT Championship heads to Norfolk and the championship heats up, a number of driver changes and additions has reshaped the grid.

The highest profile of which comes in the title contending #2 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin as Ahmad Al-Harthy finds himself with a new team mate as factory driver Alex Macdowall takes his place in the seat formerly occupied by Dan Lloyd.

The team, which find themselves 40 points behind leaders Ecurie Ecosse with 87.5 points available from the two races at Snetterton and the season finale at Donington Park, will be hoping that the introduction of MacDowall won’t hamper their push up the points table.

Also in GT3, there is the previously reported arrival of Ryan Ratcliffe who is joining the man he won the 2013 British GT GT4 title with – Rick Parfitt – in the Team LNT Ginetta G55 GT3.

Finally for GT3 changes, the second VonRyanRacing McLaren 650S will be making its first appearance since Silverstone with season starting drivers Euan Hankey and Salih Yoluc to double McLaren’s presence in the championship.

Going into GT4 and in the AmDTuning.com Porsche, Jake Hill – who guided the car to a podium at Spa alongside Graham Coomes – won’t be making an appearance in Norkfolk as team boss Shaun Hollamby gets back into a car he raced at Oulton Park in April. That car will become the only all AM effort in GT4.

Rejoining the grid for the first time since Rockingham is the Stratton Motorsport/UltraTek Aston Martin of Jade Edwards, who will be racing alongside David Tinn in that car.

With the championship battles heating up nicely, The Checkered Flag will be live at Snetterton to report on all the action as it happens.