Race 1 Report
The circuit conditions for the first 25 minute race had improved since the
morning’s qualifying sessions; this meant that all cars started on slick tyres.
Chris Kemp driving the Stratton Motorsport # 91 car led as the lights went out,
but Chris had left his traction control on, meaning Pierre Mantello, in the
Stratton Motorsports with Immun`age and Osato # 22 car, would pass him to
lead by the end of the first lap. Kenneth Greenberg, in the Stratton Motorsport
with TeamWrinkle200 # 62 car, was in third but pushing Chris very hard for
second position. On lap 3 Kenneth got passed Chris by going down the inside at
the first corner, Tarzan.
At the end of lap 4 the safety car was brought out because one of the
Corvettes had crashed at the back of the circuit. The race restarted on lap 6
with Pierre still leading in #22 from Kenneth in # 62, third was Chris Kemp in #
91 and fourth was Andreas Baenziger in the Aston Martin St Gallen # 76
machine. The safety car was brought out again on lap 9 for another accident
involving the second Corvette, two BMW M3`s and the pit wall, this was a very
big accident meaning the chequered flag came out two laps later while the field
was still behind the safety car. Pierre Mantello won the race to make it 6 out of
7 victories for the # 22 crew.
There was a very closely fought battle going on for fifth spot with Sid Sadique in the # 88
Stratton Motorsport with 88 Racing car holding off Kenneth Greenberg in the Stratton
Motorsport with TeamWrinkle200 # 62 machine, he in turn was being pushed very hard
by Ben Gulliver in car # 8 and Desmond Smail in the Mardi Gras # 5 machine.
Desmond Smail in the # 5 Mardi Gras car was having a great battle with Chris Kemp in
the # 91 Stratton Motorsport car and the # 62 Stratton Motorsport with TeamWrinkle200
entry of Kenneth Greenberg.
Race 1 Result
1. 22 Pierre Mantello - Stratton Motorsport with Immun’age and Osato - 11 Laps
2. 62 Kenneth Greenberg - Stratton Motorsport with TeamWrinkle200 - 11 Laps
3. 91 Chris Kemp - Stratton Motorsport - 11 Laps
4. 76 Andreas Baenziger - Aston Martin St Gallen - 11 Laps
Fastest lap: 62 Kenneth Greenberg - Stratton Motorsport with TeamWrinkle200 - 1:54.447
Race 2 Report
The second race was also 25 minutes in duration and the circuit was dry. Olivier
Bouche now driving the Stratton Motorsports with Immun`age and Osato # 22 car
failed to make the start of the race with drive shaft issues. Stuart Hall now driving
the Stratton Motorsport # 91 car led the field away at the start, he was dicing
with the Dutch GT competitors and managed to get up to 12th overall before
suffering power steering problems on lap 6 forcing him to retire the car.
This meant Florian Kamelger driving the Aston Martin St Gallen # 76 car now led
the race and Andreas Kramer was second in the Stratton Motorsport with
TeamWrinkle200 # 62 car.
The chequered flag came out on lap 13 for Florian Kamelger to win his first race of
the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain.
Race 2 Result
1. 76 Florian Kamelger - Aston Martin St Gallen - 13 Laps
2. 62 Andreas Kramer - Stratton Motorsport with TeamWrinkle200 - 13 Laps
91 Stuart Hall - Stratton Motorsport - 6 Laps
22 Olivier Bouche - Stratton Motorsport with Immun’age and Osato - 0 Laps
Fastest lap: 91 Stuart Hall - Stratton Motorsport - 1:50.655