Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jr. put in a dominant performance in the second British GT race at Oulton Park, with a lights-to-flag victory in the Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3.
A red flag ended the race five minutes early, but Parfitt finished 10.514 seconds ahead of Alasdair McCaig’s McLaren 650S GT3, which he shares with Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse team-mate Rob Bell.
The Team Parker crew survived a five second success penalty in the pitstops, for its third position in race one. This was the first win for Bentley in the series, on the Crewe-based manufacturer’s home track.
Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen completed the podium in GT3 in the Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3, while Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam finished fourth for TF Sport.
Morris took a commanding lead from pole position, at first gapping Rob Bell by a second a lap. By the time he reached the pit window and handed the Bentley over to Parfitt, Team Parker had a lead of around 12 seconds.
Parfitt maintained his lead after the pitstop and further increased the gap to McCaig until the end.
Beechdean AMR dropped out of podium contention after Andrew Howard had to serve a stop/go penalty for a pitstop infringement.
Optimum Motorsport came out on top in a late-race GT4 battle, bringing Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson a clean sweep of the weekend.
This battle caused the premature end of the race, as Anna Walewska crashed out from the lead in her Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4.
Walewska was unharmed, but the damage at Lodge corner was deemed too serious to repair under yellow flags, and so the red flag was brought out with five minutes left of the 60 minute race.
Walewska and Nathan Freke ultimately finished eighth in class.
Abbie Eaton delivered a stellar drive in the first stint, and Marcus Hoggarth continued the form despite missing Saturday’s action for a wedding. Their Ebor GT Motorsport-run Maserati GT MC GT4 finished second.
In his Generation AMR Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4, Matthew George had led the class into the pitstops, but James Holder came out of the pitlane in fourth position.
He later retired after colliding with William Phillips’ RCIB Insurance Racing Ginetta.
RESULTS: Race 2