Forsetti again run riot in GT Cup from Snetterton

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Having had to travel all of some five hundred yards to the gates to the circuit, the Snetterton based Forsetti Motorsport team embarked upon another so nearly perfect round of the GT Cup Championship with their two Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4’s this weekend.

With the British GT Championship driver Marc Warren deputising for an otherwise unavailable Jodie Sloss within the #10 car alongside young Kiwi racer Rianna O’Meara-Hunt, the momentum gained from the previous round at Brands Hatch two weeks ago certainly continued under the weekend sun of Snetterton even though the circuit appeared to be something entirely different during the wind and rain of Friday testing.

Coming into the round at the head of both the Overall and GTH Class Championship tables, the #9 car of Mikey Porter and Matthew Higgins certainly didn’t appear to show any effects of pressure being exerted onto their young shoulders even as the guesting #50 MKH Racing AMR Vantage of Peter Montague and Stuart Hall tried to steal their limelight during Saturday Free Practice.

At the end of the first sprint race, the Forsetti team brought home another team 1-2 as Porter beat O’Meara-Hunt home before she and Warren took a step further up the podium for their first class win of the year at the end of the first pit stop race. Still claiming a P4 in class, race two was to be an effective DNF for the #7 car after technical issues.

Sundays opening pitstop race was of a similar vein as the #7 car had been fixed overnight sufficiently to allow Porter and Higgins to power home to another class win with the #10 car again in hot pursuit in second. Roles were reversed in the final sprint race of the weekend as the experienced Warren out foxed the much young Higgins to claim his first class win aboard the older 17A version of the Vantage GT4.

Having faltered just a little bit over the weekend, Porter and Higgins still lead both the Overall and GTH class lead (just in the case of the former) as the Championship now looks to Oulton Park at the end of the month.

Photo credits – Teams / Championship
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