The 2015 Avon Tyres British GT Championship arrives at the Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps for the grid’s summer holiday in the Ardennes with a two hour race around the Belgium circuit.
This live blog will be updated throughout the event.
Hello all! We are only 20 minutes away from the start of the Two Hours of Spa-Francorchamps!
The pitlane is open now and the field is making its way round to the grid!
The #6 of Liam Griffin leads into La Source, the #007 is second and it looks as if Jon Minshaw is up to third.
#77 of Oz Yusuf leads in GT4 ahead of the #407 Aston Martin
Graham Coomes now up to eighth in GT4 after starting right from the very back
Marco Attard has dropped down quite a bit, he was fourth and is now 9th
The Twisted Team Parker Ginetta has been given a drive through penalty for causing a collision with the PMW Expo Racing Ginetta
Lee Mowle has moved up to third from seventh on the grid in the #888 BMW
Griffin leads in GT3 with 2 seconds over Andrew Howard in the fellow Aston Martin
Will Moore has moved up to fourth in GT4 after starting 32nd in class
#6 of Liam Griffin still leads and has a good amount of traffic between him and second placed man Howard, who also has Mowle for company in third place
Oz Yusuf has a decent lead in GT4 with Jamie Chadwick more than eight seconds behind
#6 has just been through the pits serving a drive through penalty for jumping the start
That’s promoted Andrew Howard to first, Lee Mowle to second, and the Leonard AMR to third
Stuart Leonard leads now having taken two spots on that last lap
After that drive-through, the #6 has dropped down to 10th
Lee Mowle seems to have vanished, it hasn’t come through yet with 30 minutes on the clock
Safety Car now out on circuit, potentially for the #888 which has been reported on timing as slow at Turn 14
The Century Motorsport Ginetta is now into the pits, looks to be an unscheduled stop
Before the safety car came out, Leonard had a 5.6 second lead in his Vantage which has now been squeezed back down with this safety car
Safety car is now coming back in following the quick removal of the #888 BMW which stopped at turn 14 and we have 40 minutes on the clock
And we have now restarted with Leonard AMR still leading comfortably. Beechdean is 2nd and Jon Minshaw in the Demon Tweeks is third
Safety car is now back out, not sure what for though – the timing is woeful!
The reason looks to be a collision between the #46 Twisted Team Parker Racing Ginetta and the AMDTuning.com Porsche 911
Also looks as if there has been a bit of a nightmare for the #72 TrackGroup Lotus which is in the barriers at turn 17
There is confusion here in the media centre, looks like there is oil on track around Blanchimont. Could be the cause of the Lotus crash
Pit window is now open as well – expect a number of entries to come in
The #44 Ginetta of Rick Parfitt is also in the garage, as a bit of chaos happens as the TrackGroup Lotus gets brought back into the pits. The low loader almost dumps the car in front of the wrong pit garage!
Michael Meadows takes over the Leonard AMR car and comes out in the lead, with Jonny Adam and Phil Keen close behind to keep him wise
We’re back to green flag racing again! But for how long? We’ll gaze into the crystal ball of fate in the media centre
Jonny ‘Taking no prisoners’ Adam is right on the back of Michael Meadows for the lead, almost spun the Leonard AMR car round
#2 Oman Racing Aston seems to have had an issue somewhere, it has fallen to near-as-makes-no-difference the back of the GT3 field
And only one lap later, Adam goes down the inside of Meadows at La Source and takes the race lead!
In all that fun, the #77 Lotus still has a mega lead in GT4 with 30 seconds in hand over the #407 Beechdeannow driven by Ross Gunn
Meadows is also falling back in GT3 with Phil Keen in the Tweeks BMW breathing down his neck to mug him of 2nd
Timing (available here: http://www.ris-timing.be/~brcc//25h/2015/live.htm) also tells us that the two GT4 Leaders, ISSY Racing and Beechdean AMR are being investigated after the race for their start
Century Motorsport Ginetta is being recovered at turn 7 – that car had gearbox problems earlier in the race
Phil Keen has also got past Michael Meadows into 2nd place in GT3
ISSY Racing seem to have a lap in hand over the rest of the GT4 field, not entirely sure how that has happened as timing is pretty unhelpful
But it seems to have came back to only 40 second lead?!?!?
FF Corse seems to have lost about 6 places somehow, they were running fifth at one point
#61 Academy Motorsport Aston has been given a drive through penalty for an unsafe release, it was running 4th in class
The #100 Brussels Racing Aston has retired now, mechanics are leaving it stand in the pits
Jonny Adam leads in GT3 from Phil Keen and Michael Meadows.
Gavan Kershaw leads in GT4 from Chadwick and Jake Hill
McLaren has also slipped from sixth to eighth somewhere out on track
The 4th and 5th place TF Sport and Ram Racing cars have collided somewhere on circuit. They’ve slipped to roughly 9th and 10th but the Ram has come through to the pits
Somehow the #6 which served a drive through very early in the race is now P4.
The #32 Team LNT car has got through to sixth place at the expense of VonRyan Racing
GT4 is stabalising slightly – ISSY leads from Beechdean from AMD Tuning
Jonny Adam in the Beechdean now has a 20 second lead over Keen in first position
This race has now come to an end and Jonny Adam has taken a dominant victory after a stunning second half of the race
ISSY wins in GT4 with Gunn coming in second place and Hill coming a stunning third in the AMD Porsche.
We’ll be writing a report soon if we can make heads or tails of what has actually gone on!