Britcar Endurance Silverstone, Ferrari Dominates

The series continued at Silverstone this weekend with a large grid including entries by Beechdean AMR with TV Chef Paul Hollywood joining Andrew Howard behind the wheel of the teams Aston Martin Vantage. Jonny Mowlem the former Le Mans driver continued his campaign in the Ferrari 458 alongside co driver Bonamy Grimes and Honda factory team Synchro returned with drivers Alyn James and Daniel Wheeler.

Qualifying found Ferrari locking out the top two places with the pairing of Witt Gamski and Ross Wylie taking pole for race one with Calum Lockie and David Mason just behind them, Manuel Cintrano and Javier Morcillo in the Mosler MT900 on P3 and Bonamy Grimes and Jonny Mowlam completing the second row.

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Jonny Mowlam

As race one got underway the #43 of Wylie and Gamski was quickly overtaken by the #7 Ferrari 458 of Lockie and Mason with the MacG Racing Taranis of Jonny Macgregor and Ben Sharich just behind, knocking the pole sitters into 4th place behind Grimes and Mowlams #5 Ferrari 458. 

Lockie and Mason held their lead throughout until the closing laps when Wylie and Gamski fought back to front of the field with just 5 laps to go. Meanwhile the #5 car carried out a battle for second consistently holding pace until taking the #7 car which eventually finished third securing a Ferrari dominated podium. The Aston Martin Vantage #407 of Paul Hollywood and Andrew Howard eventually finished 11th place.

In the final race in the Sprint category the win went to Lockie and Mason who finished just over a minute and a half ahead of the Porsche 997 of Colin and Oliver Willmott, with Stewart Lines in the Seat Leon completing the podium.

As the Endurance race continued, again it was the #43 Ferrari of Gamski and Wylie that took the chequered flag after the #4 Ferrari of Leyton Clarke and Graham Lucking dropped back after holding the lead throughout most of the race, their position briefly taken by the #5 of Mowlam and Grimes until being overtaken by the #43 car, the position they held until the fag dropped, followed by Lucking and Clarke, third place going to Macgregor and Sharich. B45G5060

Beechdean’s Aston Martin of Hollywood and Howard finishing 6th and Synchro’s Honda Civic finishing in 11th.

 

The next round of the Championship takes place at Brands Hatch on the 29th of July.

 

 

Allison Remzi     Images © Andy Fitzpatrick

Additional Images of Beechdean AMR & Paul Hollywood Courtesy of  ©David Stockley