British GT Championship: Double win for Mercedes at Silverstone 500
Mercedes crews celebrated victories at Silverstone 500, the fifth race of the 2019 British GT Championship. RAM Racing’s Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod are the overall winners in the #6 Mercedes-AMG GT3 while Team Parker Racing’s Nick Jones and Scott Malvern sealed the GT4 class victory in the #66 Mercedes-AMG GT4.
After two sprint events at Oulton Park and Snetterton, the 3-hour race at Silverstone was the first endurance race of the season. Jonny Adam and Graham Davidson secured the pole position for TF Sport’s #47 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and they fought for the victory until the closing laps of the race. Jonny Adam was in the lead when he had an accident with just four minutes on the clock, touching a Mustang and damaging a suspension. That gave the lead to Macleod and he took the victory without problems.
Mark Farmer and Nicki Thiim finished second in the #2 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of TF Sport, ahead of JRM Racing’s Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris in the #31 Bentley Continental GT3. However, the #31 Bentley was disqualified after the race, handing the third place to WPI Motorsport’s Michael Igoe and Dennis Lind in the #18 Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
In the GT4 class, Mercedes celebrated a double triumph because the crew Jones/Malvern was followed by ERC Sport’s #30 Mercedes-AMG GT4 driven by Peter Belshaw and Maxi Buhk. Seb Priaulx and Scott Maxwell initially finished third in the #15 Multimatic Motorsport Ford Mustang GT4 but they were penalized for a pitstop infringement and that promoted Beechdean AMR’s Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman to the third place in the GT4 class.
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