Snetterton is the venue for the fifth and sixth races of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship over the weekend of 21 and 22 of June with bumper grids and new driver entries.
For the team heading the GT3 championship standings, there is a driver change with Alexander Sims handing over his seat alongside Marco Attard in the #79 Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 to Jonathan Cocker for this event. The team heads the GT3 standings on 52 points, with Beechdean AMR currently on 45 and AF Corse on 41.
Experienced racer Adam Carroll will be adding British GT to his existing CV line-up of Formula 3, A1GP, GP2, DTM and IndyCar by joining Gary Eastwood in the #18 FF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia. Ian Stinton makes a welcome return to British GT, sitting in for Colin White in the #40 IDL CWS Racing G55 Ginetta, whilst Wolfgang Reip makes his British GT debut alongside six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy in the #80 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R.
Rory Butcher in the #5 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage is expected to have a revised teammate announced, whilst the #17 M-Sport Bentley Continental will see the debut of Humaid Al Masaoud alongside Steven Kane. The United Autosports #18 Audi R8 LMS Ultra sees Iain Dockerill join Matt Bell and Richard Lyons will re-join Pasin Lathouras in the #29 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia.
Brit Jade Edwards will be joining Matt Draper in the Optimum Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 in their season opener. With only four races to go, this race could make or break the leading GT3 and GT4 teams.
The GT3 class leaderboard is headed by Alexander Sims and Marco Attard, with reigning class champion, Andrew Howard, currently lying 2.5 points behind in second place.
In the GT4 class, Andrew Jarman and Devon Modell lead with three points in their team TF Sport car, ahead of Ross Whylie and Jake Giddings.
Avon Tyres Motorsport Manager, Paul Coates, said, “The Snetterton 300 track is one of the fastest circuits we visit on the F3/GT calendar and is one of the most demanding on tyres, so it’s a great challenge for us. The track combines two of the longest straights in UK motorsport with some very technical, twisty sections, meaning that the tyres have got to stand up to just about every kind of challenge they’ll ever face – all in the space of a single lap.”
Qualifying for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship will take place on Saturday 21 June and the two GT races will take place on Sunday 22 June.