Loggie, Macleod Score First British GT Wins as Leaders Falter

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Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod have taken their first British GT Championship victories in a hectic Race 2 at Spa-Francorchamps which saw the two leading cars lose positions in the closing stages.

The Team Parker Racing drivers inherited the top spot in the final few minutes as the two main title contenders both dropped out of the race simultaneously.

This marks the first series win for the pair in its No. 7 Bentley Continental GT3.

Barwell Motorsport looked set to sweep the weekend with its No. 33 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 driven by Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen until contact in the final few laps pushed the former down the order.

Soon after, Rick Parfitt served a drive-through penalty for excessive track limits violations in his sister Team Parker Bentley, also taking him out of second position.

He finished seventh while Minshaw came across the line ninth.

Loggie held on to the lead to the chequered flag, beating Alain Ferte’s Team WRT Audi R8 LMS by less than three-tenths.

Jack Mitchell meanwhile completed the podium in the Macmillan AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3. 

Fellow Aston Martin team TF Sport suffered a difficult weekend although Jon Barnes and Mark Farmer were able to take fourth in the second race.

Ebor GT once again came from the back of the grid to win the GT4 class battle in a stellar weekend for the returning team and drivers Charlie Fagg and Matty Graham in their Maserati GT MC GT4.

Series debutant Fagg finished ahead of HHC Motorsport’s Will Tregurtha who had a double podium finish with his Ginetta G55 GT4.

David Pattison came home third in the Tolman Motorsport McLaren 570S GT4 which had led a lot of the race with polesitter Joe Osborne behind the wheel.

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