The second of the Sunday races for the British GT Championship races at Snetterton will begin at 16:00 with Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw looking to extend their points lead.
In GT3, after their Round Four success, the #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Hurican GT3 will start on pole with Keen at the wheel. As we approach the half way point in the season the team has a golden opportunity to extend their championship lead.
GT4 sees the #56 Tolman Motorsports Ltd team with Joe Osborne in the McLaren 570S car leading the pack.
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Welcome to The Checkered Flag Live Blog of the Fifth Round of the British GT Championship from Snetterton
In GT3, Phil Keen leads the field away in the #33 Barwell Motorsport car
While in GT4, the #56 Tolman Motorsports driven by Joe Osborne will lead the pack away.
Some views from the grid by our British GT reporter Seb Gigner…
The Full Grid for the Fifth British GT round from Snetterton:
In the last race, the #42 Macmillan AMR took a 5-second post-race penalty, with the #31 Team Parker Racing taking a 30 second penalty for releasing their car too early in the pitstop
The penalty for the #31 Bentley Continental dropped them from fourth to seventh in the order
The first race of the weekend saw the #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini win GT3, while GT4 was won by the #55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta.
Race will Start in 2 minutes
And we’re Racing!
Contact already as the #33 of Keen edges the #6 Tordoff
Keen leading as they head under the Bridge
Disaster for the #24 Aston Martin Vantage who is off at Corum
Elsehwere, contact to the #21 Spirit of Race SA of Matt Griffin has done nothing to affect his pace.
In GT4, no such drama, with Joe Osborne maintaining the lead from David Pittard in the #51 Lanan Racing
Good move from Jon Barnes in the #11 TF Sport, now up to fifth
Keen meanwhile is breaking away in his #33 Barwell car, over two seconds ahead
Second place Jonny Adam is holding up a three car train, including the #6 Barwell and #7 Team Parker Racing, who made contact with the Spirit of Race at the start.
James Littlejohn has finally got past all the GT4 runners after his spin, but is still 23 seconds behind the rest of the pack.
Team manager for the #31 Team Parker Racing has been called to Race Control, assumably for his start line contact
Back in GT4, the #55 HHC Motorsport car driven by Stuart Middleton is all over the back of second place Pittard, in the Lanan.
This has allowed Osborne to grow his GT4 lead to over two seconds.
Fastest lap from Keen who now leads by 3 seconds.
Another kick in the teeth for the #31 Team Parker Racing car – Drive Through Penalty
Morris is immediately in to serve the penalty as we pass 1/4 distance
The #29 In2Racing McLaren 570S has not come through, stopping in sector three.
Spin for the #59 McLaren and the #43 Century Motorsport
The #43 hit the #7 Bentley Continental GT3, which has pit with a pucture
Tordoff meanwhile, is hounding Adam for second place in GT3
PIT WINDOW NOW OPEN
The contact between the #7 Bentley and the #43 Ginetta will be investigated after the race
A number of the GT4 Silvers are in, including third place Stuart Middleton in the #55 HHC machine
Lanan Racing decide to stay out another lap though
Ryan Radcliffe is now in from sixth, after a mistake on the previous lap dropped him back
The #7 Team Parker Racing car has crawled to a stop on the aptly named Bentley straight.
The top three in GT3 are still on track though as GT4 start to sort themselves out
Top four in GT3 now in, with all the leaders racing each other
The #1 TF Sport has been delayed as a Ginetta stalled in front of it
A SAFETY CAR HAS BEEN CALLED
It looks to be because the stricken #7 Team Parker Racing, who is still stopped in the straight
This is a disaster for the #56 Tolman Motorsports car, who had built an 18 second gap due to the carnage
Instead, the #56 of David Patterson will have to rebuild his lead in GT4.
GT3 – #33 Barwell / #1 TF Sport / #6 Griffin
GT4 – #56 Tolman / #55 HHC / #51 Lanan Racing
Jan Jonck in the #42 Macmillan has retired in the pits
Safety in this Lap
There will be 16 minutes to run after this
We’re back under GREEN
Derek Johnston in the #1 TF Sport are past the GT4 backmarkers and will chase Minshaw in the #33 Lamborghini
The safety car has ruined the GT4 battle with the top four seperate from the rest of the grid
The leading Barwell Motorsport team has had the team principal called to race control.
The #63 Autoaid/RCIB has spun at the final corner
GT4 Championship leader Will Tregurtha is in the Barrier!
The #55 had been running in second in class
DRIVE THROUGH: #33 Barwell Motorsport – Race Leader
No-one knows why, yet…
The #63 that spun earlier, was spun by the #55, leading to the HHC’s crash later on
In GT4, the #100 Black Bull Garage 59 has got into the lead, demoting the #56 to third behind the #51 Lanan car.
Minshaw is finally serving his drive through, dropping to sixth
This promotes Johnston in the #1 TF Sport into the lead, eight seconds ahead of Liam Griffin in the #6 Barwell.
In GT4, Sandy Mitchell in the #100 McLaren is breaking away from #51 driven by Alex Reed
Rick Parfitt has worked his way into fourth and went for the lunge on Mark Farmer in the #11 TF Sport, but pulls out at the last
This left Parfitt’s #31 Team Parker Racing car under threat from the #24 Macmillan behind
#1 TF SPORT ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GT3 WINS
In GT4 – #100 BLACK BULL GARAGE 59 McLAREN 570S WINS
A fascinating race in which long-time leaders, Barwell Motorsport lost the lead after an unknown Drive Through
GT3 Order –
1st – #1 TF Sport – Aston Martin Vantage – Adam/Johnston
2nd – #6 Barwell Motorsport – Lamborghini Hurican – Tordoff/Griffin
3rd – #11 TF Sport – Aston Martin Vantage – Barnes/Farmer
GT4 Order –
1st – #100 Black Bull Garage 59 – McLaren 570S – Haggerty/Mitchell
2nd – #51 Lanan Racing – Ginetta G55 GT4 – Pittard/Reed
3rd – #56 Tolman Motorsports – McLaren 570S – Osborne/Pattison
The #33 Barwell Motorsports car finished sixth after their drive through which was for a Pit Stop Infringement
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