Chadwick Inches Strandberg in Race Two at Snetterton

by Joe Diamond

Ollie Chadwick took victory by just 0.096 of a second over Dennis Strandberg in race two of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge round at Snetterton.

Chadwick got the better of Strandberg after a race-long battle, despite the Dane leading much of the ten lap contest after heading the field into Riches for the first time.

Further down the field it was the G20 class drawing attention to itself, with series debutant John Johnsen visiting the pits, Russ Simpson losing front body work and Brian Murphy spinning  in the early stages of the race.

Out front it was all about Strandberg and Chadwick, with the latter doing his utmost to close the 3.5 second gap to the Academy Motorsport driver. Indeed Chadwick made his move at the start of lap 7, with a well orchestrated move up the inside of Strandberg into Palmer to take the lead.

Just corners later though it was Strandberg doing the overtaking, with a move on the exit of Riches to re-take the lead once again happening just moments before Chadwick made the decisive move on the exit of Nelson  on the final lap.

Taking the chequered flag in 3rd was Gary Simms, albeit a gaping 10 seconds adrift of the top two but 6 seconds clear of Nick Firth in 4th for Optimum Motorsport.

Callum Pointon rounded out the top five, whilst Stuart Pearson redeemed himself from his race one penalty to take victory in the G20 class, finishing 13th and ahead of Alex Preston and Brian Murphy in 15th and 16th respectively.


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