British GT Wins for Ecurie Ecosse and Beechdean at Rockingham

Start of race (Photo by Marc Waller)The Ecurie Ecosse/Barwell BMW duo of Marco Attard and Alexander Sims have won the British GT race at Rockingham after a hard fought and sometimes controversial race.

They beat the two Oman racing Aston Martins who finished second and third. Ahmad Al Harthy and Daniel Llloyd took second ahead of the Liam Griffin and Rory Butcher car.

The Ram Racing Mercedes GT3 was fourth crossing the line less than a second behind the third placed Aston. With the exception of that one car, the Aston’s and BMW’s made up the entire top ten. The TF Sport Aston claimed fifth for Derek Johnston and Matt Bell. They beat the Triple Eight Racing BMW who were sixth ahead of the Beechdean Aston which had been an early leader. The second Barwell BMW were eighth, Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen going off during the race but managing to salvage a top ten. The second TF Sport Aston of Andrew Jarman and Jody Fanin was ninth and the 22GT racing Aston of Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes completed the top ten. They were the last of the GT3 finishers with both works Ginettas failing to take the flag after a number of problems throughout the race.

The two Von Ryan Racing Mclarens didn’t even complete the first lap, colliding going into the chicane which put both cars out of the race.

Ecurie Ecosse win (Photo by Marc Waller) Beechdean take the flag (Photo by Marc Waller) Sims and Attard win Gt3 and overall (Photo by Marc Waller) Gunn and Chadwick win GT4 (Photo by Marc Waller)

In GT4 Jamie Chadwick continued her run of success with team mate Ross Gunn, winning another race just a week after they won the Silverstone 24 hours. The 16 year old is impressing a lot of people with her speed and ability to race with so little experience.

Second was the Academy Motorsport Aston and third the JWB Bird Aston making the GT4 podium an all Aston affair.

Anna Waleswska and Rob Garofall finished in 21st overall and eleventh in class, they would have been considerably higher but for a late race puncture which cost them a lot of time. They were just behind Jade Edwards and George White who made the GT4 top ten. Jade’s former team mate, her sister Chloe was present at the track and the two hope to continue as a duo in the future when funding allows.

Full results are on TSL timing.
A more detailed report will follow later in the week.  By Marc Waller


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