The Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge’s trip to Spa-Francorchamps proved one to remember for Oli Basey-Fisher, who is now aiming for a top-three finish following a brace of podiums at the Belgian venue.
The former Ginetta Junior racer had one of his best weekends of the 2013 season at the iconic Spa circuit, Basey-Fisher taking the first of two podiums during the weekend’s three races after making a great start from fourth on the grid, passing championship leader Brad Bailey on lap three before following home Academy Motorsport team-mate Will Burns for an eighth podium of the season.
While Burns secured a triple win that weekend, Basey-Fisher again joined him on the rostrum in race two as he recovered tremendously following a mediocre getaway when the lights went out that slipped him to seventh. The Great Finborough teenager made amends however as he carved through the pack and into the podium positions, just shading Bailey for second position by 0.3 seconds at the flag.
Running second in round 15 during the early stages, an engine problem hampered Basey-Fisher as he found himself edged down to fourth position by the flag’s arrival, but this still capped off a superb weekend for the youngster that saw him finish runner-up behind Burns in the weekend’s inaugural European Ginetta GT5 Challenge, the series having been joined by their Swedish G40 counterparts.