Ginetta GT5 Challenge

Chadwick Wins 3 Corner Race after First Lap Pile Up.

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Ollie Chadwick started on pole and eventually claimed victory after the second Ginetta GT5 Challenge race was put under a long-lasting safety car because of a three car crash into the first corner which took the whole race to clear up.

The start was marred by a bunch up going into Old Hall in which Jack Minshaw was thrown to the inside barrier. With limited track, the #15 driven by Glen Broster was forced straight on with the ever unlucky Braydon Fletcher caught up in the action.

A safety car was inevitably called as the three cars were winched off the track. At the front, Chadwick had maintained his lead, improving his start after race one. It wasn’t such good start for Jonathan Hadfield though as he fell to third behind his brother.

Ryan Hadfield had made the best start and went side by side with Chadwick until the safety car boards were shown. Behind them, Matt Chapman rounded out the top four having been demoted.

This turned out to be the final order as the recovery took up the race distance. There was a question about whether the race should have been red flagged, but full credit should be given to the marshals who managed to recover the cars in time for the following race.

This meant that in fifth overall was Matt Palmer, with Matt Flowers, who had replaced his bonnet after the first race, finishing sixth. In the Am class, Ian Robinson claimed victory, thanks to a clean getaway, staying out of trouble in the first turn.

Credit: Nick Smith /
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