Josh Price and teammate Patrick Kibble salvaged a solid 8th after being punted out of the fight for a podium finish at Snetterton for Round 2 of the GT4 British GT Championship.
With 26 of the 36 cars participating in the British GT, it was a record-breaking GT4 entry season. Having qualified inside the top ten for both races with both cars, TF Sport were set-up for a strong weekend.
Despite losing places at the start of race one, Ash became one of the fastest GT4s on track lapping almost six tenths quicker than those ahead and soon moved up to P11 in class. Josh in the #95 remained in the top six at the start but was hit by the McLaren dropping him to the back of the pack.
After the pit-stops Tom and Patrick lapped in formation as the duo rounded out the 2.9 mile circuit in eighth and tenth place in class.
Grey clouds shadowed the circuit in race two and with intermittent light rain, the team remained hopeful about securing a good result. At the start, Tom held the lead in class while Patrick slotted into ninth. Fighting through the field and putting in some quick laps to stay within touching distance of the leading GT4s, Tom was able to hand the car over to Ash in a solid position.
The #95 re-joined in ninth with Josh at the wheel and he soon cleared off the #19 to move up to eighth. With the #57 receiving a stop-go penalty, Ash was promoted to first place in class and second in GT4 overall; and despite being overtaken by one of the Bentley’s, Ash was promoted once again, after the McLaren was also handed a stop-go penalty.
Last-minute shock saw the leading GT4 slowing with a puncture allowing Ash to move up to second place - in class and GT4 overall - on the penultimate lap.
Josh will next be in action at Silverstone on the 8-9 June for Round 3 of the 2019 British GT Championship.