Next stop Snetterton 300 for the British GT AMR runners this weekend

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Only the end of June but already we are at the midway point of the 2022 British GT Championship as the crews arrive at Snetterton today to set up in time for this weekend’s double dose of sprint races.

Already having raced four times at the previous rounds at Oulton Park, Silverstone and most recently Donington Park, the two Aston Martin Racing powered Vantage GT4 crews from both the Newbridge Motorsport and R-Racing teams have been doing us and indeed themselves proud so far in their respective Pro-Am and Silver Cup classes.

The #27 Newbridge car of reigning British GT GT4 Pro-Am Champions Matt Topham and Darren Turner are not only smashing their Pro-Am class at the moment with a 17.5-point lead over the Team Brit McLaren crew but also lie second in the overall GT4 class battle, just four points behind the #42 Stellar Motorsport Audi of Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding after the points adjustment made after the Oulton Park opener. The GT4 overall crown still lies firmly within their sights.

Then we have the new to GT racing pair of Josh Miller and Jamie Day and their #23 R-Racing AMR Vantage GT4 entry competing for the first time (both drivers and team) within the ultra-competitive Silver Cup class. Results to date see these youngsters sit fifth in their respective championship table, thirty-two points behind the leading #42 Stellar Motorsport Audi again and in sixth within the overall GT4 Drivers Championship after a great start to the season from Oulton Park before some disappointment at the Silverstone 500.

For R-Racing, this weekends round from Snetterton will be a local one being based just outside of Norwich but again their resources will be split between this and their other BTCC commitments this weekend.

Both teams have been testing since the Donington round at the end of May and the Newbridge car will arrive in Norfolk with the benefit of a fresh V8, turbo powered engine under its bonnet and both crews will this time be unaffected by pit stop success penalties like the #27 car was at Donington.

This round will be another of two one-hour sprint races on Sunday so after private testing on Friday, Saturday will see the first of the officially timed Free Practice sessions before individual Qualifying sessions in the afternoon to determine the starting order for each race amongst the thirty GT3 and GT4 cars scheduled to attend.

Photo credits – Jacob Ebrey / Teams

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