Posted on Jul 5th, 2016
Round 5 of the British GT Championship at Spa-Francorchamps, this weekend, signals an exciting return to racing for reigning British GT4 Champion and “BRDC Rising Star” Jamie Chadwick. The 17 year old will team up with BBC “Bake Off” celebrity Paul Hollywood to compete in the highly competitive and challenging GT4 class, driving a Beechdean AMR V8 Vantage.
The 2015 Champion makes her comeback following a break to complete her A-levels. Speaking ahead of this weekend, Chadwick commented:
“This year I’ve had to put racing on the back burner to finish my exams. I did two rounds at the beginning of the year, as stand in for James Holder at Generation AMR, but I’ve had to sit out Oulton Park and Silverstone. Spa is one of the most iconic circuits in the world so a pretty good place to mark my return.”
This will be the second time Chadwick has raced at the 7km track, collecting second place last year alongside Ross Gunn.
“2015 was my first time at Spa and I loved it – Ross and I had a great race and were rewarded with a podium. This year will be more challenging as Paul is new to British GT, and it will be the first time we’ve raced together, in a new car that we haven’t yet tested. And, we will be competing against drivers already established in this year’s series. So, hard to predict what to expect at this stage”.
Jamie will compete in the remaining rounds following Spa at both Snetterton (6-7 August) and Donnington (10-11 Sept).
Her return follows a successful test in the Aston Martin Vulcan at Silverstone where she became the youngest person and first female to ever get behind the wheel of the 800 BHP machine. You can watch a video of the test below.
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