Published on July 7th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Beechdean AMR Take Two Titles
Following solid performances by both the GT4 and GT3 cars at the Snetterton rounds of the 2014 British GT Championship, Beechdean AMR put themselves back in the race for both titles. The two one hour race weekend proved to be a great success for the team. The GT3 car was qualified in 7th 2013 by reigning Champion Andrew Howard for the first race and on pole by factory Aston Martin Racing driver Jonny Adam for the second race.
Howard, starting the first race at the Norfolk circuit, moved up to 5th place on the first lap. A three way battle with a Ferrari and a BMW eventually left Howard in 6th Position. A 10 second “success penalty” pushed the car down to 9th after the pit stops but Adam set about the chase. Despite being held up by a slower car, Adam managed to bring the car home in 7th place. Later penalties for the third place car moved the Beechdean AMR GT3 up to 6th.
Race two, which had to be restarted after a three-car accident on the second lap that caused a stoppage of nearly an hour, was won in comfortable fashion by the Beechdean crew who led from start-to-finish for their first success of the year.
Jonny Adam built a lead in the opening stint and after he handed over to team mate Andrew Howard the gap was some 14 seconds and the 2013 British GT Champion maintained the gap and cruised to the flag well clear of the FF Corse Ferrari in 2nd and the Strata 21 Aston Martin in third. The GT4 Junior Beechdean AMR crew of Jake Giddings and Ross Wylie scored a fantastic 2nd in race 1 and a solid 4th in race 2 to put them to the top of the British GT GT4 Championship. The next round of the British GT Championship takes place at Spa Francorchamps July 11th / 12th for 2 x 1 hour races.