2017 British GT Championship Oulton Park Race 2 - Race Photography
Barwell Motorsport, Lamborghini Huracan, GT3, #33, Jon Minshaw, Phil Keen,<br />
British GT Championship <br />
Oulton Park <br />
Cheshire <br />
Great Britain <br />
© Craig Robertson

Phil Keen and Jon Minsaw took the second win of the weekend at Oulton Park. Seb Morris started the race on pole position with Phil Keen starting in second. The Lamborghini went straight around the outside of Morris at Old Hall, Callum Macleod followed him through around the outside to take second place. But down into Hislops, Morris made a move but collided with MacLeod, his resulting penalty relegated him to sixth place and promoted Jon Barnes onto the podium. Jonny Adam managed to make rapid progress from 11th to fourth.

It all kicked off at the start of GT4, Ginetta factory driver Mike Simpson’s University of Bolton Ginetta G55 GT4 collided with Ciaran Haggerty in the Black Bull Garage 59 McLaren, Haggerty spun and rejoined the race from the back of the grid. Mike Simpson was caught up in another incident this time involving the Porsche Cayman GT4 of Scott Malvern. The pair came together at The Avenue and spun off onto the grass.

Century Motorsport, Ginetta G55, GT4, #111, Anna Walewska, Mike Simpson,<br />
British GT Championship <br />
Oulton Park <br />
Cheshire <br />
Great Britain <br />
© Craig Robertson

In GT3, Duncan Cameron was unable to capitalise on the spinning Mark Farmer’s mistake and remained in fourth place place at the flag. Farmer took third whilst the sister TF Sport Car in the hands of Derek Johnston took second. Jon Minshaw held the lead in the Barwell Lamborghini before a big incident involving Richard Neary in the #88 Team ABBA with Rollcentre Mercedes AMG GT3 and Ian Loggie in the #7 Bentley Continental GT3 saw the race ended five minutes early after 10 minutes of running under the safety car. The two drivers tangled on the run up to Hilltop and crashed heavily into the tyre barrier on drivers left. Frustration clear with both drivers, Loggie was quick to pass the blame on to Richard Neary; it wasn’t until spectator footage emerged after the race that Loggie had been at fault, moving over into the path of the Mercedes who could do little to avoid the impact.

With a number of time penalties issued in GT4 for short pit stops, a number of cars dropped down the order, promoting the Lanan Ginetta into first and the In2Racing McLaren 570S of Marcus Hoggarth and Matty Graham finish second. Third place went to the PMW Expo Racing Ginetta G55 of Mike Robinson and Graham Johnson.



Lanan Racing, Ginetta G55, GT4, #51, Alex Reed, David Pittard,<br />
British GT Championship <br />
Oulton Park <br />
Cheshire <br />
Great Britain <br />
© Craig Robertson