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Ferguson and de Pauw secure maiden British GT win in GT3 as Brown and Burns take first GT4 win of the year

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Ram Racing, Mercedes AMG, GT3, Silver/Am, #15, John Ferguson, Ulysse De Pauw, Snetterton Norfolk United Kingdom © Craig Robertson

John Ferguson and Ulysse de Pauw secured their maiden Intelligent Money British GT Championship victory at Snetterton in the final race of the weekend. Whilst in GT4, Jack Brown chased Matt Topham to take the first win of the season for Will Burns and Century Motorsport.

The Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini chased the Mercedes AMG right to the flag after Sandy Mitchell moved up from fifth to second. Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam finished of their weekend in third place after a disappointing result in the first race. Ian Loggie extended his championship lead further still with a sixth-place finish.

In GT4, Academy Motorsport secured second place after passing the Newbridge Motorsport Aston Martin towards the end of the race, but Darren Turner and Matt Topham now lead the championship following a post-race penalty for Stellar Motorsport.


Ram Racing had a perfect weekend at Snetterton, between their two cars, they took two pole positions, two wins and a lap record. De Pauw took an early lead in the second race, establishing a clear advantage over Callum Macleod in the sister car, who took an early second place after Lewis Williamson had to pit with a puncture in the 2 Seas Motorsport entry. The other 2 Seas entry of Jonny Adam and Flick Haigh got sandwiched at Turn 1 between Sandy Mitchell and Marcus Clutton on the opening lap. Clutton was forced wide across the grass whilst Mitchel got through in to fourth before capitalising on Williamson’s trouble and moving into third.

A move around the outside of Callum Macleod on the exit of Wilson saw Mitchell take second place, five seconds behind De Pauw. Mitchell cut two seconds from the gap before the pit stop window. With John Fergusson at the wheel of the Mercedes and Adam Balon at the wheel of the Lamborghini, they re-joined the race with a 3 second split. Balon was on the charge with victory in site and lap by lap, the split time reduced. The gap was down to less than a second by the final 10 minutes of the race but some resolute defending from Ferguson fended off Adam Balon. They crossed the line just 0.3s apart. Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam rounded out the podium.

Ian Loggie put up a good defence in the first stint, defending hard from Euan Hankey, unfortunately for Loggie, a 10 second Success Penalty saw the Ram Racing Mercedes drop down the order after the pit window closed. Mia Flewitt took over from Euan Hankey and quickly had Flick Haigh on her tail. Haigh made easy work of the 7TSix McLaren 720S but was unable to make a dent on the 30 second split to second place. Flewitt and Hankey were on for their best result of the season but small contact between Flewitt and Morgan Tillbrook sent the 7TSix McLaren spinning. The Redline Racing Lamborghini of James Dorlin and Alex Malykhin made the most of the opening and took home fourth place. It was a strong recovery drive from the Enduro Motorsport McLaren which had been last at the end of the first lap, they came home fifth.

With the Success Penalty, Loggie and Macleod dropped to sixth, Williamson and Cottingham recovered to seventh after the early penalty. The Fox Motorsport McLaren, Team Parker Porsche and Assetto Motorsport Bentley completed the top-10. Loggie extended his championship advantage with sixth place after the WPI Lamborghini finished 14th due to two pit stop penalties.


Century Motorsport, BMW M4, GT4, Silver, #90, Jack Brown, Will Burns, 2022 British GT Championship Snetterton Norfolk United Kingdom © Craig Robertson

Will Burns and Jack Brown took their first GT4 victory of the season in the Century Motorsport BMW whilst Steller Motorsport suffered from a post-race penalty.

Will Burns started third on the grid with the front two due to serve Success Penalties at the pit stop. Sennan Fielding took an early lead, moving passed Jamie Day with Will Burns following him through. Matthew Graham, Darren Turner and Marco Signoretti also managed to pass the R Racing Aston Martin in the early stages. Matt Topham and Darren Turner emerged from the pits in the lead with a few seconds lead over the BMW.

Jack Brown was on the charge and soon overtook Matt Topham, lunging around the outside of Palmer with a first attempt but making the move stick around the outside of Agostini with seven minutes left on the clock.

Signoretti held on in the top five and with no Success Penalty to serve, he handed the car over to Cowley who swiftly moved into the top three with a couple of laps remaining. Maintaining his momentum, he overtook Topham on the penultimate lap to score second place. Topham and Turner settled for third place overall and the Pro-Am win, putting them level on points with the Steller Motorsport crew in the GT4 standings. However, Fielding and Williams took a post race time penalty for speeding in the pit lane, dropping them to 11th in the results and eight points behind Newbridge.

Tom Edgar and Jordan Collard took home fourth in the Toyota Gazoo Racing GR Supra, Ashley Marshall and Moh Ritson brought the Paddock Motorsport McLaren 570S home in fifth. Ross Wylie and Matthew Graham took seventh but moved into sixth after Steller’s penalty.

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