Abbott-Kodric convert pole to win
2 Seas Motorsport’s Hunter Abbott and Martin Kodric converted thei pole position into first Intelligent Money British GT Championship victory for the 10th anniversary edition of the Silverstone 500, while Matt Topham and Darren Turner prevailed in the GT4 class.
Out front, the distance record-setting Mercedes-AMG took the chequered flag 7.2s clear of Sandy Mitchell who passed Barwell Motorsport team-mate Dennis Lind at Stowe on the final lap.
Steller Motorsport’s Audi initially led the GT4 class from pole but couldn’t quite overcome Newbridge thanks to Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding’s additional Silver Cup pitstop time. Toyota Gazoo Racing UK’s John Ferguson and Scott McKenna also joined their Pro-Am rivals Topham and Turner on the overall podium.
A race with few incidents, dry weather throughout and no Safety Car periods also resulted in the most laps – 86 . completed in the Silverstone 500’s 10-year history.