Ravi Ramyead has continued his perfect G Fest event with two more race victories on Saturday making it four from four so far in the Ginetta GT Academy.
For the second day in a row it was Ramyead (Century Motorsport) who led the way in qualifying, this time on the shorter Silverstone National circuit. There was only half a tenth of a second between him and Nick White (Raceway Motorsport) though, with Mackenzie Walker (Assetto Racing) close behind.
The narrow margins in qualifying between the top three were replicated in the opening race of the day, as they ran in formation throughout. Both White and Walker pushed hard to try and forge overtaking opportunities, but couldn’t prevent Ramyead from adding to his Friday double.
There was further frustration for White as a five second track limits time penalty dropped him to third in the final result behind Walker. Century Motorsport team-mates Thomas Shelley and Ed Acres traded fourth place through the race, with Shelley eventually securing the spot.
Matt Shaw qualified on the rookie class pole position and went on to secure another victory in sixth overall. Paul Livesey (Xentek Motorsport) was set for seventh before a last lap spin, plus a track limits penalty, dropped him back to tenth.
Marc Elman (SVG Motorsport) was therefore for seventh ahead of evo magazine journalist James Taylor (W2R), making his second appearance of the season after securing a two podium finishes in the Oulton Park opener, and rookie podium finisher Richard Just.
Lucy Tomlinson completed the rookie top three ahead of GTA contender Phil McGarty (Alastair Rushforth Motorsport), while Emma and Amy Tomlinson recovered from spins to complete the rookie finishers as Charlotte Lowe unfortunately had to retire.
Ramyead continued his perfect winning record for the event with another controlled drive in race four. While he had White looming in his mirrors throughout the 20-minute encounter, he was able to keep him at arms’ length. Second place for White though was enough to secure him a 12th consecutive podium finish to start the season, setting a new record in the championship.
Walker completed the podium for his third podium of G Fest so far ahead of Acres, who was fourth throughout. Shelley held fifth in the early stages before losing ground, with Shaw taking the place on the road before collecting 15 seconds of track limits penalties.
He still secured the rookie class win in seventh overall behind Taylor and Shelley, with Livesey ending an action-packed race in eighth ahead of McGarty and Elman. After a disqualification for Just due to a yellow flag infringement, Lucy Tomlinson and Lowe ended the race with rookie silverware.
Full race results can be found at www.tsl-timing.com/event/232221
The chasing pack will be hoping to end Ramyead’s winning streak during the final two races of G Fest tomorrow (04 June).