AMOC Racing GT4 Cup Snetterton

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A poignant one minute silence in memory of Jules Bianchi, observed at 2.00pm before the start of the Aston Martin GT4 Cup and V8 Vantage Cup, was a touching reminder of the bravery, risks and camaraderie involved in motorsport.

Test driver Gavan Kershaw (invited to take part in the race in a Lotus GT4) took the lead from the start, but was under pressure from the Aston Martin GT4 of frenchmen Olivier Bouche and Pierre Mantello, who flew in from Belgium and the Caribbean respectively especially for the race. They were driving with Roger Bennington’s Stratton Motor Sport. 

A pit lane time penalty by Mantello allowed Christopher Kemp to move up into 2nd place. Adrian Miller maintained a consistent 4th place with David Tinn finishing in 5th place.

Kershaw extended his lead so impressively that he began to lap the tailenders, while in the closing stages an exciting battle between Robin Marriott and Mike Wilds was taking place to secure 7th place. The race finished with Gavan Kershaw in the invited Lotus first across the line, but Chris Kemp taking the Cup in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Bouche/Mantello 2nd in a GT4 and Adrian Miller 3rd in a V8 Vantage N24. Bouche/Mantello enjoyed the day so much that they have already signed up to race at Brands Hatch with Aston Club Racing in September.

Source material - AMOC Racing race report extract
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