British GT Championship – Race 1 – Quick Report
Wetter & Wetter
in the penultimate race of the British GT Championship were Scuderia
Ecosse (a 1-2) and Tech 9 – so nothing unusual there…
except that Phil Hindley’s team had ‘two’ new
boys at the wheel, in Ian McKellar and James Murphy.
The other winner
was the weather, which became wetter and wetter as the race progressed.
Silverstone just doesn’t drain well, and some drivers really
didn’t like the awful conditions. A Safety Car period (which
ended two laps from the end) saw a mad three minute thrash, in which
the significant event was Ben Collins’ front wheel hitting
Michael Caine’s rear – the Embassy Porsche hanging onto
third, the Eurotech bounced down to fifth, behind the Jones brothers.
main event of the day related to 2006: we’ll follow up that
news in due course.
Driver of the
day? Nathan Kinch, who eased away from the Embassy 911 RSR at almost
a second a lap in the opening (less wet) period of the race. David
Ashburn was the star of GT3.
The result is
This is that
less wet period, below - the start.