GT3 and GT4 both saw new winners today as the title battles close up in challenging conditions
2 Seas Motorsport’s Jack Mitchell and Jordan Witt became the seventh different winners in as many Intelligent Money British GT3 races this season at soggy Snetterton this morning, while TF Sport’s Jamie Caroline and Dan Vaughan now lead the GT4 championship on their own after scoring a first class win of the year.
A race that began behind the Safety Car also witnessed a remarkable stint from Sandy Mitchell who took second from Optimum’s McLaren – shared by Ollie Wilkinson and Lewis Proctor – on the line. Barwell’s #78 Lamborghini, which Mitchell shares with Rob Collard, is now just one point behind RAM Racing’s championship leaders Sam De Haan and Patrick Kujala who finished fifth.
Adam Balon and Phil Keen kept themselves in championship contention by becoming 2020’s first repeat Intelligent Money British GT3 winners in today’s second wet race at Snetterton.
Lamborghinis finished one-two overall thanks to WPI Motorsport, Michael Igoe and Andrea Caldarelli who were joined on the podium by championship leaders Patrick Kujala and Sam De Haan. The RAM Racing duo lead closest rivals Rob Collard and Sandy Mitchell by six points after a seatbelt issue during the pitstops cost Barwell’s Black Bull-backed Huracan 20 seconds and a probable podium.
GT4 title wide open
The GT4 title also remains wide open with two races remaining in 2020 after contenders Jordan Collard and Patrik Matthiesen (HHC Motorsport McLaren) converted their maximum Success Penalty into second place, and TF Sport’s other Aston Martin shared by Connor O’Brien and Patrick Kibble completed the podium.
Meanwhile, Jordan Collard and Patrik Matthiesen head to the #SilverstoneShowdown just 2.5 points behind GT4 leaders Jamie Caroline and Dan Vaughan after HHC’s McLaren beat TF Sport’s Aston Martin to class victory.
Further back, Connor O’Brien and Patrick Kibble also remain in GT4 contention after claiming their second third place finish of the day.
The season concludes at Silverstone in November