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BGTC: Snetterton: Mike Meadows weekend summary

MEADOWS SCORES STRONG RESULT COME RAIN OR SHINE IN BRITISH GT 9 Mike Meadows had the sun shining on him as he scored another podium in the British GT Championship at Snetterton this weekend. Driving in the CR Scuderia Ferrari 430 GT3 alongside...

MEADOWS SCORES STRONG RESULT COME RAIN OR SHINE IN BRITISH GT 9

Mike Meadows had the sun shining on him as he scored another podium in the British GT Championship at Snetterton this weekend. Driving in the CR Scuderia Ferrari 430 GT3 alongside team mate James Sutton, they scored a sixth and a third place during the weekend's two races, elevating them to joint third in the championship standings.

The first of the two races was run under changeable wet conditions, similar to those at the previous round at Rockingham. The Ferrari of Meadows and Sutton lined up 6th on the grid, and maintained this position until the end of the race. Their car briefly dropped back, when Sutton had a brief off track excursion and rejoined behind Adam Wilcox's VRS Ferrari. The team pitted on lap 17 and after a clean stop Meadows took to the damp track, with an impressive display of steady driving, he bought the car home in sixth position.

In contrast to the wet and miserable conditions seen the previous day, the sun shone brightly down on the Norfolk Circuit on Sunday as the second race of the weekend got underway. James Sutton took the start of race for the CR Scuderia team, lining up on the grid in fourth place. After just ten minutes of racing the safety car was deployed to clear debris off the track, and after five laps racing resumed. On lap 20 Sutton handed over the no.14 Ferrari to Mike Meadows. With just ten minutes remaining, Meadow's was chasing Hector Lester's Ferrari and duly passed him for third place, a position he held until the chequered flag fell.

Commenting after the races Meadows commented, "The conditions on track were tough during both races because of the weather, but for different reasons. The first race on the damp track made the racing unpredictable, and the second was run under really hot conditions which made it difficult inside the car. I got very warm in the cockpit because during the driver change I'd managed to knock the window shut and didn't realise until the end of the race! But I was pleased that I managed to get past Machitski, Lester and Johnson despite the heat and finish on the podium again in race two.

"It is good for us to be the best of the Ferraris, we need to keep up the consistency and getting points for the championship, we're aiming for more podiums at the tracks that the Ferrari's are strong and hopefully with that we will get a win soon."

A podium and a sixth place finish has lifted their championship standing to joint third place. The British GT Championship now has a two week break before the next round at Thruxton in Hampshire.

-credit: mm

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Series GT
Drivers Adam Wilcox , Hector Lester , James Sutton