Loggie/MacLeod claim Silverstone 500 victory
RAM Racing’s successful pursuit of TF Sport resulted in Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod winning British GT three-hour race at Silverstone, while Team Parker Racing’s Nick Jones and Scott Malvern also sealed first GT4 victories after coming so close on two previous occasions this year.
The nail-biting conclusion to a contest that mixed converging strategies with hard racing also resulted in heartbreak for Graham Davidson and Jonny Adam whose accident in the final four minutes promoted team-mates Mark Farmer and Nicki Thiim to second. JRM’s Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris initially completed the podium after battling through from 11th before their Bentley’s post-race disqualification – which has been appealed – handed third to WPI Motorsport’s Michael Igoe and Dennis Lind (Lamborghini).
Meanwhile, ERC Sport made it a Mercedes-AMG one-two in the GT4 class thanks to a stealthy, trouble-free drive from Peter Belshaw and Maxi Buhk who finished ahead of Seb Priaulx and Scott Maxwell’s Multimatic Motorsports’ Mustang. However, their 30s post-race penalty for a pitstop infringement not only promoted Beechdean AMR’s Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman to third overall but also ensured Pro/Am crews filled the podium places.