Snetterton plays host to the third British GT Championship weekend of the season, with two one hour races this afternoon, the first one takes place at 11:40 UK time.
Jack Mitchell in the Macmillan AMR will start on pole, as he and co-driver James Littlejohn look for their first win of the year in GT3. Championship leaders Barwell Motorsports will start alongside them with Jon Minshaw in the car first.
In GT4, it will be Alex Reed on pole in the Lanan Racing‘s Ginetta G55 GT4, as they stride to take their second win of the year with championship leaders HHC Motorsport in second.
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Race One about to get underway with Macmillan AMR on pole in GT3
In GT4, Lanan Racing will start on pole with Alex Reed
And we’re GREEN at Snetterton!
A clean start for all of the drivers, with Macmillian AMR breaking away early on
After only the first lap, Mitchell has built a lead of 3.3 seconds over Minshaw in the Barwell Lamborghini Hurican
In GT4, Will Tregurtha has taken the lead, though Reed in the Lanan Racing has kept within a second
Sandy Mitchell in the Black Bull Garage 59 GT4 is pressuring the Lanan Racing car for second in class
The #42 Macmillian AMR driven by William Phillips has made contact with another car at the start, the incident will be investigated after the race. They currently run twelfth in class
The #42 certainly hasn’t benefitted, with the front bumper now damaged
The #24 Macmillan AMR has built their advantage to over seven seconds in GT3
#53 UltraTek Racing Team RJN and #36 Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing cars have been given warnings for track limits
As we pass the quarter point, both Macmillan AMR GT3 and HHC Motorsport have extended their race leads
As we pass the quarter race point, both Macmillan AMR GT3 and HHC Motorsport have extended their race leads
The GT3’s are now making their way past the GT4 runners, with Rick Parfitt in the Team Parker Racing Ltd car looking for an opportunity to take second from Minshaw in the #33 Barwell
With the #31 TPR car carrying success ballast, all time counts for them
Contact between the #11 TF Sport and #30 AMDtuning.com car as they negotiate traffic. Both continue with minimal interruption
Mark Farmer in the #11 has been forced to come in due to damage, but the team send him on his way as the pit window is yet to open
#29 In2Racing has stopped on track, they had been running seventh in GT4
PIT STOP WINDOW OPEN
The #43 Century Motorsport are the first in, from the back of the GT4 pack. Will the early stop help them later on.
GT4 front-runner #100 McLaren are in along with most of the GT3 runners
#11 TF Sport driven by Farmer has spun on track, he continues with only brief Yellows.
#24 Macmillan has decided to stay out. The race leader now has almost a lap lead over the opposition.
Jack Mitchell now in, the Aston Martin Vantage has decided to change tyres. A small delay in the pits has cost them
Most of the teams have now changed their drivers, with traffic still proving to be a decisive factor for many of the GT3’s.
GT4 leader Tregurtha is finally into the Pits, a clear pit lane welcomes the HHC driver.
The #24 Macmillan has retained its lead, but the gap has reduced to six seconds with James Littlejohn now in the car.
The #6 Barwell Motorsports Lamborghini Hurican is currently third with Tordoff at the wheel
Tordoff set the fastest lap, with Phil Keen in the #33 up ahead responding immediately
Both are closing in on Littlejohn, who is two seconds slower.
In GT4, a longer pitstop for the #55 has dropped them to second, with the polesitter #51 Lanan Racing now leading
Pittard in the #51 is under a second ahead of Stuart Middleton in the #55 with the Ginetta G55’s holding off the #100 McLaren driven by Ciaren Haggerty
Back to GT3 and the leaders are also occupying the same stretch of track as Littlejohn in the Aston Martin holding off Keen’s Lamborghini Hurican
#24 Macmillan AMR
#33 Barwell Motorsport
#6 Barwell Motorsport
All three are within two seconds of each other
#51 Lanan Racing
#55 HHC Motorsport
#100 Black Bull
Also within two seconds as the rivalries increase
Middleton now weaving for the lead of GT4, but David Pittard remains strong in front
Tordoff has got caught up in traffic and fallen back from the GT3 battle for the lead in third
Elsewhere, the #42 Macmillan AMR has got a 5 second penalty
A move for lead! Keen throws it up the inside of Williams
Keen in the #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini has taken the GT3 lead!
The #24 Aston Martin Vantage is moving backwards as the #6 Barwell runs around the outside of Palmer to take second
There’s a lead change in GT4 as well, with the #55 HHC Motorsport car driven by Middleton now back past the #51 of Pittard.
#31 / #56 / #72 / #111 told to report to Race Control for a pit stop infringement
That includes the Team Parker Racing and the Track-Club teams who are both fourth in GT3 and GT4 respectively
Keen looks comfortable out front
#33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Hurican GT3 takes the flag for the Race One Win
#55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55 Wins the GT4 Class!
That is Barwell’s third win of the year, pulling out a championship lead.
GT3 Result –
1st – #33 Barwell Motorsport – Lamborghini Hurican – Minshaw/Keen
2nd – #6 Barwell Motorsport – Lamborghini Hurican – Griffin/Tordoff
3rd – #24 Macmillan AMR – Aston Martin Vantage – Mitchell/Littlejohn
GT4 Result –
1st – #55 HHC Motorsport – Ginetta G55 GT4 – Tregurtha/Middleton
2nd – #51 Lanan Racing – Ginetta G55 GT4 – Reed/Pittard
3rd – #100 Black Bull Garage 59 – McLaren 570S – Mitchell/Haggerty
Thank You for joining us for Race One from Snetterton. We’ll be back at 16:00 UK Time for the second race.