Chevron Cars came away from the second round of the MSA British Endurance Championship (BEC) at Silverstone with a pair of podiums with both works team taking top three results in class from the three hour race.
The strong results of the team come despite the treacherous conditions that greeted the start of the race, officials deciding to start the race behind the safety car due to the volume of standing water around the track.
Avoiding the rain-related problems that knocked two of their Class One rivals out of contention for the lead Marcus Clutton took the overall lead of the race in the GT3-spec car he shared with Jordan Witt. However, Clutton had to give up the lead to make his first pitstop – Witt taking over the controls.
However, the pairing finished fourth overall, second in class. It was a result mirrored by the pairing for former BTCC driver Anthony Reid and Ray Grimes who splashed their way to sixth overall – on the same lap as their teammates in the more powerful car.
“It’s been an absolutely brilliant race meeting for us – both our cars performed superbly and never missed a beat during the whole three hours,” said Chevron Cars owner David Witt. “The Chevron GT3 is really coming into its own. We must thank Cosworth for their fantastic support this weekend and of course many thanks to the entire Chevron team.”
“Our drivers had atrocious weather conditions to contend with, they had everything out there including hailstones! Without any electronics aids, the GT3 and GT4 demonstrated impressive mechanical grip. We are now looking forward to the next Britcar race at Rockingham at the end of the month.”