Posted on May 4th, 2015
She follows up Britcar 24 Hours win with victory in the British GT Chamionship at Rockingham Motor Speedway in the Beechdean / Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4.
Jamie Chadwick, the 16 year old Cheltenham College pupil, from nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire, has enjoyed further racing success with a win in the prestigious British GT (GT4 Class) at the Rockingham Motor Speedway today, Sunday 3 May, to follow up on her Britcar 24 Hour win at Silverstone the previous weekend.
Driving the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage, Jamie led from the pole position secured in qualifying, pulling out a commanding 18 second lead during her one hour stint, before handing over to team mate Ross Gunn to complete the second hour of the race. Jamie also picked up theSunoco Race Fuels award for ‘Fastest Lap’.
A delighted Jamie commented: “Having taken pole position yesterday, it was really a question of pulling out a lead whilst trying to preserve the tyres for Ross to continue to use through to the end of the race. By not changing tyres during the pit stop we further extended our lead which we maintained to the end”.
“Having twice finished second, on the track, at the opening weekend at Oulton Park, it’s very satisfying to get the ultimate result here – especially as it’s a circuit that we did not think would best suit the Aston.”
Just a week ago, Jamie became both the youngest ever winner, and the first ever female winner of the Britcar 24 Hour race at Silverstone, and she added, “Obviously it’s incredible to have taken the win in both races in such a short space of time. It just goes to prove what a great team we have and what a strong reliable racing car the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is.”
The result puts Jamie and Ross 2nd overall in the British GT GT4 Championship standings. Both are part of Aston Martin’s young driver programme – the Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy.
Jamie is next racing in British GT at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on 30/31 May. In the meantime, she has school exams to sit, and will soon have a 17th birthday to celebrate – after which she hopes to take her Driving Test.
Jamie’s brother, Ollie (19) also took victory at Rockingham, in the Protyre Ginetta GT5 Championship, achieving a unique brother and sister double at a major event.