A cracking weekend of motorsport to look forward to (updated)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

An that cracking weekend has already gotten off in a podium finishing way as the CMRT by Eurasia team secured another second place finish with their GT3 Am Class V12 Vantage GT3 in the first race of their penultimate round of the Blancpain GT Asia Series from Shanghai earlier today.

Looking closer to home, both TF Sport and Beechdean AMR have just thrashed it out for top honours in Qualifying ready for their penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series which happens tomorrow from the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. After some good Free Practice sessions yesterday and earlier today AMR factory driver Nicki Thiim has just placed his #90 TF Sport car on the front row of the GTE grid having just been pipped by the #77 Proton Porsche for the class honours.

In the #99 Beechdean AMR car, it was Ross Gunn having (not quite sure here) his first Qualifying attempt in a GTE car in this years ELMS series to start from P6 for tomorrows grid after it appears that the car again suffered from some limited running during this morning's final FP session compared to others.

With the real race pressure being on the three cars at the head of the field that starting position will leave the #99 with all to play for come tomorrow which is destined to be another cracker!

Finally, the weekend sees the final round of the British GT Championship from Donington Park. With the AMR field reduced to just three cars it appears that the two TF Sport V12 Vantage GT3's have bossed the timing board during Free Practice to finish P1 and P2 in each of the two sessions, graciously swapping places for each for each!

With none of the three cars involved in any of the undecided championships things are obviously a little more relaxed than those who face the 'winner takes all' situation for tomorrows race. The GT4 entry from Academy Motorsport looks also to be enjoying the warm autumnal conditions placing themselves in the top half dozen going into Qualifying later.

Unfortuneately, provisional results from VLN show the SP10 Avia Racing by Mathol Racing V8 Vantage GT4 as a non finisher after only completing 12 laps compared to the class winner clocking 20 and the SP8 #188 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 finishing P5 in class, 1 lap down to the class winner.

Let the good times race!

During British GT Qualifying a little while ago the #11TF Sport V12 Vantage of Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes secured the GT3 pole position whilst the #62 Academy car of Will Moore and Matt Nichol-Jones dully claimed their second GT4 Pole of the season with their V8 Vantage.

Photo credits - ELMS / BGT / CMRT / TF Sport

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