Loggie/MacLeod take maiden British GT win at Spa

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Ian Loggie and Callum MacLeod took their maiden British GT Championship victory in a messy second outing at Spa-Francorchamps, during which all of the title contenders hit problems.

The first half of the race was remarkably sedate, with Phil Keen leading ably ahead of Carlo van Dam’s Ferrari and MacLeod’s Bentley. Keen needed to pull a 10-second margin to the rest of the field to overturn his success penalty from race one. Keen managed to stretch the gap to 14s before pitting, and that’s when the race turned.

Minshaw emerged with the lead ahead of the charging Loggie, but Minshaw hit trouble when he was caught up in an incident when lapping two GT4 cars through Pif Paf and he was tipped into a spin.

That handed Loggie the lead, which he held as all those behind had incidents. Rick Parfitt Jr looked set to fight for the top spot, but lost time after the car picked up a drive-through penalty for track limits.

Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston’s Aston Martin was on for a podium before Johnston half-spun after being forced wide.

That left Alain Ferte to secure a second runner-up spot for the WRT Audi, ahead of the Macmillan AMR Aston Martin of Jack Mitchell and James Littlejohn.

Graham and Fagg did the double in GT4 at Spa. Pic: Jakob Ebrey

The Ebor GT Maserati team did the double in GT4 after another fine drive from Matthew Graham and Charlie Fagg.

The Academy Motorsport Aston of Will Moore/Matt Nicoll-Jones looked set for the win but was demoted by a six-second stop-go for a short pit stop. That let the HHC Ginetta of Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton into second. Seeing as the Maserati is a guest entry, the HHC crew took full championship points.

The Tolman McLaren, which had led early on with Joe Osborne at the wheel, took the flag in third in the hands of David Pattison. Will Phillips/Jan Jonck were fourth in the Macmillan AMR Aston.

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