Pointon doubles up with second win of the weekend

by Joe Hudson

Callum Pointon proved his form in yesterday’s Ginetta GT5 Challenge race was no fluke as he dominated the field yet again to take his second victory of the weekend.

Getting away from the line, Pointon – in his TCR Ginetta G40 – didn’t look back and stormed away into La Source. However, James Kellett made the most of the monstrous elevation changes at Spa-Francorchamps and crossed the line at the end of the first lap in the lead.

Kellett couldn’t hold on though and the might of Pointon won out and with clear air ahead of him he made easy work of massively extending his lead.

In the GRDC+ class Rob Keogh was also as dominant as Pointon in the main GT5 class with Ben Hyland in second unable to even have an opportunity of the lead – especially when he had to keep defending from Charles Ferguson who was trying everything in his skill book to move up into second.

Back in the main class, and Kellett was at serious threat of slipping down the field. He was falling back from Pointon at the front and Ollie Chadwick was making good work of applying the pressure from behind.

Indeed it seemed to have worked for a lap as he capitalised on a mistake by Kellett to move into the runners up position.

However, he couldn’t keep hold of it and fell back to third just one lap later and seemingly ran out of desire to try another move after that – content to remain on the podium.

As the flag fell after seven laps, the top three remained as it were with Stewart Linn and Mohammed Elshimy staying close behind in fourth and fifth.

In GRDC+ Keogh led Hyland and Ferguson over the line, with Gary Wager unlucky to miss out on a podium finish in fourth place.

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