British GT: Double Delight for Balon and Keen, Collard and Proctor steal Gt4 Race Two win

Adam Balon led home team-mate Sam De Haan to claim a Barwell Motorsport one-two in British GT’s second race at Snetterton, in addition to Balon and Phil Keen’s victory early on Sunday morning.

Keen’s back-to-back wins saw him become the championship’s most successful driver with 17 wins, while he also takes the GT3 record with 15 wins.

Barwell’s Huracans led Balfe Motorsport’s McLaren, the new 720s faring better than at Oulton Park over the Easter weekend, where an electrical issue curtailed their entire weekend.

Mark Farmer in the TF Sport Aston Martin was a distant fourth having previously lead with Nicki Thiim, while Graham Davidson and Jonny Adam were fifth to consolidate a solid weekend for the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Richard Neary and Adam Christodoulou recovered from a grid penalty and a Race One retirement

There was further silverware for McLaren in the GT4 class where Team Parker Racing suffered heartbreak on the last lap as Nick Jones suffered a puncture in the Mercedes he shares with Scott Malvern.

That retirement gifted the win to Tolman Motorsport’s #5 570S shared by Jordan Collard and Lewis Proctor ahead of TF Sport’s polesitters Ash Hand and Tom Canning, who started on pole, while HHC’s McLaren shared by Callum Pointon and Dean Macdonald completed the podium.

Team Parker’s pain would have been Steller Performance’s Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding’s gain. The duo crossed the line first in Race Two GT4 Pro/Am, but were later disqualified for a technical infringement on their new Audi.

Martin Plowman and Kelvin Fletcher fought their way up to second on the  road and eventual Pro/Am victory despite suffering with set-up issues in the Imagine Cruising Beachdeen Aston Martin, Vantage GT4, ahead of Michael Broadhurst and Mark Murfitt, who themselves completed a double Pro/Am podium for this weekend.

Racing Invictus Jaguar were the belated final podium finishers in the Pro/Am category, Matt George and Paul Vice recovering from late contact with a McLaren.

 

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