Kinch and Kirkaldy Snatch Last Lap Victory in British GT Nathan Kinch took victory on the very last corner of round two of the British GT Championship at Donington Park after a superb race long battle this afternoon (Sunday April 4). In the...
Kinch and Kirkaldy Snatch Last Lap Victory in British GT
Nathan Kinch took victory on the very last corner of round two of the British GT Championship at Donington Park after a superb race long battle this afternoon (Sunday April 4). In the Dailysportscar.com Cup it was once again Jonathan Rowland and Phil Hindley who took the race win.
Kinch (Ferrari 360 Modena) caught and passed Lawrence Tomlinson (TVR T400) on the last lap of a slightly shortened race as the TVR racer slipped onto the grass at the chicane as rain began to fall. Kinch's driving partner Andrew Kirkaldy drove a fantastic opening stint to lead the race by 12-seconds before handing the car over.
A delighted Kinch was surprised but delighted with the result after a disappointing result yesterday.
"I took it easy on my first few laps out as the Ferrari is a bit tail-happy anyway and there was debris on different parts of the circuit. When the rain came down I knew I had to go for it as I thought our car would be better than theirs," he said. "It's a great result for the team."
Peter Kox had pulled out an early lead from Tim Sugden at the start of the race. A mis-understanding of the driver-changeover rules saw Kox's team-mate Ian Khan receive a 40 second stop-go penalty in the second half of the race, putting them out of the lead. Third place was their consolation at the chequered flag.
Neil Cunningham managed to bring home the Embassy Racing Corvette C5R in fourth place with Jonathan Cocker and Tim Sugden back in fifth place. Richard Stanton and Bobby Verdon-Roe brought the Rollcentre Racing Mosler MT900R home in sixth.
It was two out of two for the Tech 9 Motorsport pair Jonathan Rowland and Phil Hindley in the dailysportscar.com Cup class. Adam Wilcox and Ni Amorim had to settle for second place once again with Keith Ahlers and Aaron Scott taking third in the Morgan Aero 8.
<pre> British GT Championship -- Race two Donington Park -- Results
N-GT 1 Kinch/Kirkaldy Ferrari 360 Modena 47 laps 57m56.00s 2 Tomlinson/Greensall TVR T400R 57m57.068s 3 Khan/Kox Porsche 911 GT3-RS 58m27.607s 4 Cook/Cunningham Corvette C5R 58m32.407s 5 Sugden/Cocker Porsche 911 GT3-RSR 58m51.397s 6 Stanton/Verdon-Roe Mosler MT900R 59m03.290s
Dailysportscar.com Cup 1 Rowland/Hindley Porsche 911 GT3-Cup 45 laps 2 Wilcox/Amorim Ferrari 360 45 laps 3 Ahlers/Scott Morgan Aero 8 45 laps 4 Veiga/Moore Ferrari 360 44 laps 5 Lanzante/Yandell Lotus Elise 43 laps 6 Wood/Scott Porsche 911 GT3-Cup 43 laps