NEWS:

Davidson marches towards double title success with victory at Snetterton

 

Saturday 12th August 2017

 

Graham Davidson claimed an impressive 12th victory in 14 races this season as he finished first at Snetterton in race one on Saturday. Gareth Downing Mosler led Davidson's McLaren MP4-12/C in a close battle before the Mosler slowed with technical difficulties.

 

“A win is always good,” said Davidson. “The car was great and I think it was really important from the start to get some distance between us and the cars behind. Through the twisty stuff we managed to keep ahead and I think Downing dropped off, which took some pressure off at the end.”

 

Bonamy Grimes proved a real challenge for the Group GTO runners in his Ferrari 458 GTC, scoring a fifth place finish overall, and first in GTC. “It was great playing with the Astons,” said Grimes. “To be able to hang onto them was enjoyable but I couldn't get past. I had a go but I thought better of it. I really enjoyed myself.”

 

Group GTB was won by Tom Webb in the BMW M3 E46 GTR, who finished sixth overall, as he led the debuting BMW V10 150 GTR of Nick Barrow throughout, though just three seconds separated the pair at the flag.

 

In Group GTA, Dominic Paul consolidated his championship lead with victory. “It was very close at the beginning and I had the GTB BMW in front of me,” said Paul. “I could carry more speed into the corners but he was faster in the straights. It was quite exciting. I had to put in four qualifying-level laps in to build a gap and I managed to do that. It was great fun.”

 

RACE ONE RESULTS:

Group GTO:

1 - Graham Davidson - McLaren MP4-12/C

2 - Gareth Downing - Mosler MT900

3 - Nigel Hudson - Aston Martin GT3

 

Group GTC:

1 - Bonamy Grimes - Ferrari 458 GTC

 

Group GTB:

1- Tom Webb - BMW M3 E46 GTR

2 - Nick Barrow - BMW V10 150 GTR

3 -Neil Huggins - Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo LP570-4

 

Group GTA:

1 - Dominic Paul - Ginetta G55 GT4

2 - Ian Goodchild - Ginetta G55 GT4

3 - Alan Henderson / Daniel Irving - Ginetta G50

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