2 Seas Motorsport claims maiden Intelligent Money British GT Championship victory at Snetterton

Date:
October 5, 2020
Series:
Event:
British GT
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Jordan Witt and Jack Mitchell secured a first victory for 2 Seas Motorsport in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship during round 7 of the season at Snetterton.

  • Jordan Witt and Jack Mitchell take first victory for the team at round 7 of the season
  • Despite tricky conditions and technical issues, Angus Fender and Dean Macdonald narrowly miss out on top-10 finish
  • Challenging second 1-hour sprint race sees the 2 Seas Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3s take P8 and P9 overall, P5 and P6 in Silver class

The pair produced a faultless display during the first of two 1-hour sprint races over the weekend to take the overall race win in tricky wet conditions, while a strong drive from teammates Angus Fender and Dean Macdonald saw a P11 finish after a technical issue on the formation lap dropped them to the back of the field.

The weekend’s second event took place in more challenging conditions, and Jack and Jordan were also hit with a success penalty from the opening race. With the track more slippery all the way through the race, Jack and Jordan led home Angus and Dean to finish P8 and P9 overall – P5 and P6 in the closely-fought Silver class.

After qualifying in P3 for the weekend’s first race, Jordan wasted no time after the delayed race got underway and he took the race lead within two laps. From there, he posted the fastest lap of the opening stint and as he pitted – a lap later than his closest rival – he was 20 seconds clear. Taking over, Jack returned to the track in the lead and continued to manage the gap to the chasing pack, posting several quickest laps of the race before taking the team’s first race win with a 7.7-second margin at the flag.

Technical issues on the formation lap for the #9 McLaren 720S GT3 dropped Dean to the back of the field as the race began in tricky conditions behind the safety car. He quickly dispatched of the GT4 traffic and moved in to the top 10 as the GT3 pit window opened. With a number of the GT3 field stopping early, Dean made the most of the opportunity and ran as high as P3 before bringing the car in to switch for Angus to run to the flag.
Angus showed immediately strong pace, running solidly in the top 10 before a small error saw him run wide and across the grass, dropping him to P10. Despite the setback, he recovered well and posted the car’s quickest time in the closing laps but was caught out by the greasy conditions on the following lap, dropping to P11, and securing P6 in the Silver class.

A challenging second race of the weekend started with a strong opening stint for both the #9 and the #10. The race-winning #10, with Jack at the wheel, moved up to P6 in the opening laps, while an early incident halted Angus’ charge but a determined recovery drive saw him running as high as P8 before the pitstop window opened at the mid-point of the race.

A stop-go penalty for a pitstop infringement hindered Dean even further and dropped him down the order at the start of his stint, but he pushed to the final lap and consistently improved his laptimes right up to the final lap of a wet and slippery Snetterton to cross the line in P9, P6 in class.

After serving the additional 10 second success penalty following the earlier race win, Jordan maintained P6 as he started the second half of the race, but the tricky conditions saw him take to the grass and drop out of the class podium positions. Pushing to the line, a further run wide across the grass in the closing laps saw him cross the line in P8 overall, P5 in class.

The Intelligent Money British GT Championship will conclude with the Silverstone 500 season finale, taking place over the weekend 7-8 November.

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