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Weekly Racing Roundup (5.28.18)

Reports from British GT, PWC TCR and 24H GT Series action over the weekend…

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

TF Sport Sweeps British GT at Snetterton

TF Sport won both of Sunday’s British GT Championship sprint races at Snetterton with each of its Aston Martin Vantage GT3s taking wins.

Nicki Thiim and Mark Farmer claimed victory in the first race driving the No. 11 Aston Martin before Derek Johnston and Marco Sorensen stood on the top step of the podium after Race 2.

Thiim inherited the Race 1 lead during the pit stops after Farmer had been passed by Graham Davidson and Rick Parfitt Jr. early in his stint, and took the No. 11 car to a 7.1-second win.

Despite repeated attempts from Beechdean AMR’s Andrew Howard, no one was able to take the lead from Johnston late in Race 2, allowing TF Sport to take its second win of the day by just 0.5 seconds.

Tolman Motorsport and Century Motorsport won in GT4 with David Pattison and Joe Osborne coming out on top in Race 1 driving the No. 56 McLaren 570S GT4.

Ben Green and Ben Tuck claimed their first series wins on Saturday afternoon while also giving the BMW M4 GT4 its maiden British GT victory.

RESULTS: Race 1; Race 2

Photo: Brian Cleary/PWC

Eversley, Lewis Win PWC TCR Races at Lime Rock Park

Ryan Eversley and Michael Lewis shared the Pirelli World Challenge TCR wins at Lime Rock Park on Saturday.

Both drivers won their races from pole position, with Eversley out front for Race 1 in the No. 43 Honda Civic Type R TCR run by RealTime Racing and Lewis winning Race 2 in his Bryan Herta Autosport-entered Hyundai i30 N TCR.

Eversley won the first race by 1.682 seconds over Lewis’ teammate Mark Wilkins, who also went on to finish runner-up again in Race 2, giving BHA a 1-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Bryan Ortiz scored a third-place finish in Race 2 with his Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR run by Copeland Motorsports, with the top six positions in both races filled by Hondas, Hyundais and Volkswagens.

Wilkins, Lewis and Eversley have all won two races each after the first six TCR rounds of the PWC season, while Eversley leads the championship standings.

RESULTS: Race 1; Race 2

Photo: 24H Series

Herberth Porsche Wins Hankook 12H Imola

Herberth Motorsport picked up its first 24H GT Series win since November in the Hankook 12 Hours of Imola on Friday and Saturday.

Daniel Allemann, Ralf Bohn, Robert Renauer and Alfred Renauer completed 347 laps of the Italian circuit in the No. 911 Porsche 911 GT3 R to take the victory.

Ram Racing was denied a podium finish after brake issues and an on-track collision late in the race took the No. 5 Mercedes-AMG GT3 out of contention.

This left IDEC Sport Racing and Forch Racing to battle for the final podium positions with the French team coming out on top, two laps behind the winner.

The Scuderia Praha-run Bohemia Energy Ferrari 488 GT3 bounced back from early damage to finish fourth, ahead of the Ram Racing Mercedes.

RESULTS: 12H Imola

News & Notes

***The Super Taikyu series heads to Fuji Speedway this weekend for the first running of the circuit’s 24-hour race in ten years. The Super Tec 24 Hour Race will be open to several classes of cars, including GT3, GT4 and TCR machinery.

***The SRO Motorsports Group has strengthened its relationship with DTM having announced a non-championship pair of GT4 sprint races as part of the support package for the DTM finale in October. Click here to read more.

***Next Monday’s edition of the Weekly Racing Roundup will include reports from the Blancpain GT Sports Club and LMP3 Cup.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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