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Motorbase pleased with double top-seven British GT result

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Motorbase Performance Aston at British GT round at Snetterton 2016 - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Motorbase Performance Aston at British GT round at Snetterton 2016 - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Motorbase Performance achieved a double top-seven finish at the double header British GT round at Snetterton.

Ross Wylie and Phil Dryburgh in the #8 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 put in two solid trouble free performances claiming sixth and seventh in the two one-hour long sprint races.

Starting from ninth in the first race, a solid opening stint from Dryburgh saw the Vantage maintain that position before handing over to Wylie who brought it home in sixth place.

Starting from the fifth row once again in race two, Wylie started but briefly slipped down the order, but recovered to 8th position to hand over to Dryburgh for the final push.

Re-joining the race in seventh, Dryburgh held station to the flag and recorded the Kent-based squad’s fourth top-seven finish of the season.

Motorbase Performance Team Principal David Bartrum was pleased with the double result.

“A good weekend all in all. We’re happy to come away with two solid points finishes from two solid results on what was a tough weekend.

“Two one hour races always throw up more challenges than the normal two hour race and an awful lot more can go wrong. Both Ross and Phil did a good job, kept their heads down all weekend and drove well and they managed to secure two decent finished without a scratch on the car.

“We can all look ahead to the last round at Donington Park now with a strong finish in mind for the championship and hopefully carry the momentum forward from this weekend.”

Wylie meanwhile wasn’t entirely happy with the result, as he wants to fight at the very front.

“It was pleasing to score two solid results on Sunday but we still need to work hard to get to where we want to be, i.e. the very front. Lack of seat time has been the biggest issue all season, the pace is fierce and the competition in the BGT is very high!

“Just one race of the season remains, at Donington Park, a track that I absolutely love. I’ll be aiming to finish what has been a tough season on a high.”

The final round of the Pirelli British GT Championship at Donington Park is on the 10-11 September.

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