British GT – Two Ferraris on the podium in the GTC class at Silverstone
The three Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo 2020 competing in the last round of the British GT Championship, which took place over the weekend at Silverstone, performed very consistently even if penalized by bad luck.
All Challenge. In the entry list of the final act of the championship there are John Dhillon and Phil Quaife of Scott Sport, engaged in the 2020 season in the GT Cup, but also the winner of the Pirelli Trophy of the Ferrari Challenge UK, Lucky Khera, who at Silverstone shares the cockpit of the Simon Green Motorsport red with Ross Wylie from Britcar. To complete the grid, Laurent De Meeus, fresh from a good season in the Coppa Shell Am of the Ferrari Challenge Europe paired with Jamie Stanley for FF Corse.
Promising start. In a convulsive departure, the excellent idea of John Dhillon allows the Ferrari n. 12 of Scott Sport to conquer the top of the GTC class, becoming the protagonist of a very substantial first part of the race. Also for Lucky Khera-Ross Wylie the start is promising, managing to maintain the first class positions before being forced to a long stop in the pits that takes them away from the fight at the top. For them, in the end, a fourth place in the GTC class, twenty-eighth overall.
Protagonists of the first part of the three-hour test also Laurent De Meeus-Jamie Stanley in the third Ferrari at the start, who after having passed unscathed from the initial tussle managed to maintain the leadership behind the Safety Car for a short period. At the restart of the race, however, due to a spin by De Meeus, the Ferrari couple lost a few positions, leaving the road free for their rivals.
Contact. In the final, the last twist, when John Dhillon-Phil Quaife are involved in an accident that damages the car forcing them to return to the pits for the necessary repair, managing after returning to the track to maintain the third final position of class, seventeenth overall, behind De Meeus-Stanley’s Ferrari and ahead of Khera-Wylie.