Kellett at the double in GT5 Challenge


James Kellett made it two out of three with victory in the third and final race of the day at Oulton Park.

Kellett put behind him a poor start from pole position to storm back to the fore and win his second consecutive race by 4.958 seconds at the drop of the chequered flag.

Depsite the dominant margin, it was a poor start to the contest for Kellett, with both Stewart Linn and Luca Hirst breezing past the Total Control Racing driver at the start. Elsewhere, Ollie Chadwick made a lightening start to propel himself into seventh from last on the grid, and all within the space of two laps.

At the front Kellett soon retook Hirst for second place, before setting scintillating pace in an attempt to close the gap to Linn in first. The 16-year-old closed a three second gap in just two laps around the Oulton Park circuit, and soon began harassing his elder statesman for the lead. Ian Robinson meanwhile displaced Mohamed Elshimy for ninth, the duo managing to avoid contact unlike in race one of the day.

Kellett made his move on lap seven of the ten lap contest, sliding past Linn and straight into a 0.5 second lead. Linn tried to live with the new leader but failed, instead turning his attentions to Callum Pointon in third place and a resurgent Chadwick behind.

No one could deny Kellett though out front, who took his second win of the weekend and with it the championship lead. Linn held on to second to make it three podium finishes from three races, with Pointon coming home third. Chadwick wound up a staggering fourth from last on the grid, ahead of Hirst, Nick Zapolski, Robinson, Dan O’Brien, Charles Plumley, and Jack Minshaw who rounded out the top ten.