What a day for Keen and Minshaw at Snetterton!
Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen won the opening one-hour race at Snetterton after AmD Tuning’s Joe Osborne and Lee Mowle were penalized with 30 seconds and were dropped to the 5th position. The winning Barwell Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracan drivers took the lead in the championship.
TF Sport’s #11 Aston Martin Vantage started from pole position but Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes finished 2nd in the opening race, only 0.427s behind the winners. Third place went to Team parker Racing’s #31 Bentley Continental with the driver’s pair of Rick Parfitt and Seb Morris.
In GT4 class, Ecurie Ecosse’s McLaren 570S with Sandy Mitchell and Ciaran Haggerty scored its maiden win in the series ahead of Jack Bartholomew and Ross Gunn (Beechdean AMR) and Matthew Graham and Jack Mitchell (Generation AMR)
Keen and Minshew scored another win but this they passed first over the finish line, 4.087s ahead of TF Sport’s #17 Aston Martin with the drivers Jonathan Adam and Derek Johnston. Joe Osborne and Lee Mowle finished third, 6.851s behind the winners.
Barwell Motorsport drivers already put one hand on the trophy after double victory at Snetterton and they can be relatively calm before the final round of the season as they have the advantage of 11.5 points over Johnston and Adam.
The GT4 class race 2 at Snetterton was won by Beechdean Amr’s pair Ross Gunn and Jack Bartholomew. Optimum Motorsport’s Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson in Ginetta G55 were second while the last spot on the podium went to Lanan Racing’s Joey Foster and Alex Reed.
The final round of the British GT Championship will go on at Donington Park, September 10-11.