Strong Snetterton showing from BARC

08 May 17

The British Automobile Racing Club took to Snetterton this past weekend (6/7 May) for another bumper two days of racing from a host of championships and series.

With the 2017 campaign now full of momentum, the trip to Norfolk proved to be a pivotal stop on the calendar with many categories already beginning to approach the halfway point in the season.

Topping the billing was the ever-growing and diverse Britcar Endurance Championship. Now in its infancy, Snetterton saw a bumper entry list of 20 cars - all at the peak of engineering and performance.

Race one would see Nigel Hudson and Adam Wilcox show their class as they took the chequered flag by more than 14 seconds in their JMH-prepared Aston Martin Vantage GT3. In the longer two-hour endurance race, the Ferrari 458 GTE pairing of Witt Gamski and Ross Wylie triumphed ahead of Hudson/Wilcox. Despite competing for 120 minutes, the two teams ultimately finished with just 38 seconds separating them.

The Junior Saloon Car Championship was once again out in force with the latest crop of racers aged between 14 to 17-years-old duking it out for supremacy. Will Dyrdal proved to the man to beat as soon as the cars hit the track for practice and that trait continued throughout the weekend as he romped to an impressive brace of victories.

Kumho BMW's were back out on track too with a selection of class races taking place. James Card and James Macintyre-Ure shared the spoils in Class A whilst John Bradburn swept to a brace of victories in the Class B, C & D encounters.

Alex Cursley and Steve Kite took a win apiece in the Carbon8 Coupe Cup as they staged a duo of seven-lap blockbusters around the infamous 300 configuration.

Rounding out the track action was the brand new Absolute Alignment Citroen C1 Challenge. Four hours of racing totalling 85 laps around the three mile circuit culminated in the Jensen/Bailey machine take the plaudits come the end of the race.

For the full classification on each session that took place over the weekend, click here