British GT Championship, Round 7&8 - 2x 1 hour races, Sunday 7 Aug
Qualified success at Snetterton for Generation AMR Macmillan Racing
The penultimate race weekend of the British GT Championship will feature a pair of races. Macmillan Racing will start the first encounter from the second row of the GT4 grid, lining up 7th for the second race.
Both drivers have good knowledge of Snetterton and are raring to go for the two one-hour races on Sunday – due to be run in scorching conditions.
“A lot of the other cars have tested here,” said Jack Mitchell, “which means we’re a little behind, in terms of things like base set-up. However, we’ve been getting faster and faster with each session.
“I’ve driven here quite a few times - never in a car this powerful, so it’s been quite a big jump - but I’m gaining knowledge and confidence with every lap and I managed to set a good time in qualifying, which I was very happy with.”
Thanks to Jack’s lap, he will start the no. 42 Aston Martin Vantage V8 from 4th on the grid for race 1, with Matty Graham taking over midway through the one-hour opener.
Matty will then take the start for the second race, from 7th on the grid, before handing over to Jack at the midway point.
“I’ve been pretty happy with the car today,” said Matty, “but it’s a shame qualifying didn’t really reflect our pace. We were caught out with a red flag stopping the session, which cost us time on track.
“We were in the top three in practice, so we know we have the pace to have a good pair of races and I think we’ll have a strong day tomorrow.
“I’ve had some good results here at Snetterton and I’m loving it in the Aston. I think we can have a great day tomorrow.”
“Another new track for the team and another learning experience,” said Team Principal David Macmillan. “Unlike Spa, the boys have prior knowledge of the circuit and they’re really looking forward to the races.
“The weather tomorrow is going to be hot and sunny - which will make the inside of the car an oven – but we will be aiming for the podium again. If we can avoid other people’s accidents, we have a great shot at claiming some more silverware.”