The result of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship’s second free practice session at Zandvoort was – on paper – the same, with Nick Tandy taking the polkadotted Trackspeed Porsche to the top of the times.
The Avon Tyres British GT Championship heads to Holland, the seaside circuit of Zandvoort hosting the series’ continental weekend for the first time as part of the Trophy of the Dunes weekend.
MTECH will enter a Ginetta G55 GT3 in the Zandvoort round of the British GT Championship. Regular MTECH driver Derek Johnson will be joined by Luke Hines in the G55…
Ecurie Ecosse’s BMW Z4 GT3 started from pole for drivers Olly Bryant and Marco Attard and in the closing stages of tumultuous race that included bizarre accidents that begat wild strategies, a late twist and a surprising lack of penalties they emerged at the front to win the Avon Tyres British GT Championship Silverstone 500.
Two teams that had suffered on the opening weekend of the season bounced back, taking full advantage of the extra points on offer from the two hour Avon Tyres British GT Championship race at Rockingham.
The combination of the Porsche 997 GT3R and Trackspeed’s trio of pro drivers proved too strong for the rest of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship as the team ended qualifying for tomorrow’s two hour race at Rockingham first, second and third.
A largely quiet second practice Avon Tyres British GT Championship ended with – just as the first did – a Trackspeed Porsche fastest, though this time it was championship leaders Nick Tandy and David Ashburn’s #31 fastest.
Trackspeed’s three Porsche 997 GT3R ended the opening practice session of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in the top three places, Richard Westbrook the fastest man in the #32 car.
David Ashburn survived a two lap sprint under pressure from Mark Patterson to add a race win to his first race second place on a successful weekend of Avon Tyres British GT racing at Oulton Park.
Trackspeed began the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with a 1-2 at Oulton Park with Phil Keen taking the lead from Nick Tandy on the final lap of the first 60-minute race of the weekend.
Benji Hetherington and Allan Simonsen shared the first two pole positions of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship between them at Oulton Park.
Allan Simonsen was the fastest man in the second 60 minute practice session for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, the Dane leading a top five comprised entirely of Ferrari and Porsche teams.
Jonny Adam and Beechdean AMR begun the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship with the fastest time in first practice session on the opening weekend of the season at Oulton Park.
Bolstered by two Italian teams joining the grid for 2013, as well as an UK time making the step up to the premier class in the championship Ferrari start the year with the strongest – numerically – representation on the grid.
It’s become a fairly common point of view in recent seasons that the Avon Tyres British GT Championship has developed into the best kept secret in British racing. This season, with a grid that continues to grow in strength and depth and with increased TV coverage, the veil of secrecy seems to be lifting.