> RAM Racing’s Oulton Park appeal upheld
> In-race Success Penalties to return at Donington
The results of this year’s Intelligent Money British GT Championship rounds at Oulton Park and Silverstone have been finalised and made official following a National Court hearing on Tuesday (May 17).
RAM Racing’s appeal against the result of Race 2 at Oulton Park was upheld by the National Court.
As such, the provisional result and points as published post-race have been amended.
RAM Racing’s #6 Mercedes-AMG moves back up to first place, Balfe Motorsport’s #22 Audi to second, and Fox Motorsport’s #40 McLaren to ninth after Success Penalties exceptionally served at the chequered flag dropped the cars to fifth, sixth and 10th respectively. Meanwhile, Paddock Motorsport’s #11 McLaren moves back to third after it was provisionally awarded victory.
The National Court’s judgement that pitstop time penalties should not have been applied post-race also affects GT4’s result. The #42 Steller Motorsport Audi moves from third to first at the expense of Newbridge Motorsport’s #27 Aston Martin and the #90 BMW entered by Century Motorsport. R Racing’s #23 Vantage finishes fifth after swapping places with Valluga Racing’s #51 Porsche, and there’s also a change in seventh where Team Parker Racing’s #65 Cayman jumps back ahead of the #68 Team BRIT McLaren.
Retrospective Success Penalties applied to Oulton’s revised Race 2 top-three finishers have resulted in just one position change across both classes at Silverstone. Steller’s Audi is now classified third in GT4 after dropping one place due to its additional 20 seconds.
With the results and points from Rounds 1-3 now finalised, Success Penalties can be served as usual in-race during British GT’s upcoming event at Donington Park on May 28/29. Its three-hour duration means the extra time accrued by Silverstone’s top-three full-season entries will be added to their minimum pitstop time during the third and final mandatory driver change.
Silverstone’s top-three full-season GT3 finishers remain unchanged. However, Valluga will now serve 15 seconds and Steller 10 seconds after swapping positions at Silverstone.
RAM’s Ian Loggie and Jules Gounon are now tied at the top of the GT3 standings with Balfe’s Shaun Balfe and Adam Carroll, while Steller’s Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding lead the GT4 drivers’ championship.
Donington Park Success Penalties:
20s #72 Barwell Motorsport
15s #32 Redline Racing
10s #3 Assetto Motorsport
20s #27 Newbridge Motorsport
15s #51 Valluga Racing
10s #42 Steller Motorsport