British GT Silverstone - Race

Earlier today James and Simon Atkinson claimed the GT3b class win in the final round of the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. Having qualified third in class, and twenty second overall, there was work to be done in the race but the combination of an electrifying start and impressive pace over the early laps saw James rise up the order to run fifteenth, then flirt with the lower reaches of the top ten when the mandatory pit stops began.

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Post driver change, the second hour saw an equally impressive display from Simon, who put in consistently quick laps and coping with a late race safety car without issue, bringing in the car home to claim the class win. For a driver making his debut in the series, it was a day to remember.

For a full race report, please visit the British GT website

Photos courtesy of Jakob Ebrey