Scottish GT Regionals 2019 Round 2 GRCC

1/12th Circuit GT

GT12 racing in the North of Scotland.

 

Track

 

 

The second round of the BRCA Scottish GT Regionals took place last weekend at Grampian Radio Car Club near Aberdeen. A lower than expected entry didn’t detract from the friendly atmosphere and competitive racing. The Grampian track is the largest in the series and the host club laid a fast flowing track capitalising on the extra racing surface.

Qualifying would see John Simpson secure pole with Andrew Edwards in second. These two drivers are previous champions of the series and are currently sitting second and third in the championship so were looking to secure maximum points with the absence of the current series leader. Kenneth Rogers would line up third with Colin Leslie fourth and the remaining positions filled by James Eaves and Arthur McGinnis.

Finals were run over three legs with two legs counting. In leg one early contact between Andrew and John would see them drop down the field and Kenneth take the lead. In a controlled drive Kenneth didn’t waste the opportunity and brought his car home in first place. After a race long battle John managed to pass James to finish in second with James third and Andrew recovering to fourth. In leg 2 John would have an unchallenged tone to tone win after early contact between Kenneth and Andrew split the field. Andrew would recover to second and Colin finding some extra pace to finish in third. So it was all to play for in leg three with a possible overall victory for John or Kenneth. A clean start followed by small mistakes by John and then Andrew allowed Kenneth to take the lead of the race. A superb pass by John half way through the race would see him take the win and the overall for the days racing. Kenneth and James had a very close race with James eventually coming home in second with Kenneth third. Andrew unfortunately dropping out of the running with a mechanical issue meant that Kenneth and James were second and third overall respectively.

 

Winner

Round 2 Tech SheetThe B final was also hard fought with Fraser Leslie lining up on pole from Justin Clegg and Michael McGinnis. Fraser and Justin would each win a leg with Fraser taking the overall victory by securing the third leg. Justin would finish in second with Michael McGinnis in third after a tie break decision from Bryan Duffus who had raced to third twice from fifth on the grid.

B Final

The C final was won by Keir Duffus from John Duthie and Edward Burnett.

There was also a touring car support class which was won by Peter Eagles from Martin Inglis and Scott Bates.

Full results available at BRCA Scottish GT Regionals RD2 GRCC Results

Race videos will be available in this YouTube playlist Scottish GT Regionals RD 2

The next round of the series is held in two weeks and will see the series return to the Dundee club for the second time.

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