Posted on Apr 18th, 2016
Jamie Chadwick showed her strong pace in the British GT season opener at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, on the 18th April 2016, despite a setback in Qualifying.
The 2015 British GT4 Champion, who was only called up to race in the opening Rounds of this season’s races, last week, produced another impressive performance. Standing in for SuperDry’s James Holder, at Generation AMR SuperRacing, Jamie quickly adapted to the new car in Free Practice, setting the fastest time in treacherous wet conditions.
Unfortunately, despite setting a provisional time that would have positioned her, and team mate Matt George, in P3 on the grid, her fastest time was disallowed, demoting the pair to a lowly P13 in the GT4 Class, for the start.
However, Jamie’s race experience was soon evident and she was able to progress through the field, gradually picking off competitors through her session, to eventually hand the Aston Martin V8 Vantage over to George well inside the top 10. George consolidated the good work, steering the car home to a creditable P4, when the race was cut short due to a ‘red flag’ accident with 23 of the 120 minutes remaining.
Speaking after the Race, Jamie said,
“Overall, we’re very satisfied with the end result, having encountered several challenges over the weekend. For a new Team and young driver pairing, to come back from 13th to 4th shows we had good race pace and plenty of promise heading into Round 2 at Rockingham in a fortnight. Matt and I worked well together and we’ve established a solid foundation to build on.”
British GT’s heads to Round 2 at Rockingham from 30th April to 1st May.
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