Jones brothers lead Ascari to victory

David and Godfrey Jones claimed their second win of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship season this weekend, the brothers taking command of the ninth round during the second half of the race. Their Preci-Spark Ascari held station during the first half behind the Momo Mosler, which Daniel Brown catapulted into the lead away from pole position.

Brown's lead at the pit stops was five seconds, but his team-mate for the weekend, Martin Short, found his hopes of maintaining that advantage disappearing along with the Mosler's engine coolant. "The water temperature rose significantly in the pit stop," said Brown, "and then the car lost a large amount of water as it left the pits. The engine was running far too hot, causing a significant loss of power, and that really hurt us. Martin had to back right off." Within seven laps the Ascari swept past for the lead through the Esses.



In round 10 everything went the way of the Rosso Verde Ferrari of Allan Simonsen and Hector Lester, which led from pole position to chequered flag. Alas for the on-road victors, they fell foul of officialdom post-race when it was discovered that Lester had not been wearing the correct safety clothing. Thus it was the Invitation Class Ginetta of Piers Johnson and Olly Bryant which collected the win, with the Jones brothers second overall to collect maximum points in GT3 to further extend their championship lead.



Avon Tyres British GT Championship

Provisional results round 9

Snetterton 4/7/2009

50 laps / 97.6 miles

1 Preci-Spark Ascari KZR1, David Jones/Godfrey Jones 1h 0m 16.690s

2 Barwell Ginetta G50Z, Piers Johnson/Olly Bryant +0.316s

3 Rollcentre Mosler MT900, Daniel Brown/Martin Short +9.191s

4 Rosso Verde Ferrari 430, Allan Simonsen/Hector Lester +19.481s

5 VRS Ferrari 430, Adam Wilcox/Phil Burton +27.457s

6 RPM Ford GT, Michael Bentwood/Philip Walker +41.740s

Fastest lap: Brown 1m 09.700s / 100.81mph



Avon Tyres British GT Championship

Provisional results round 10

Snetterton 5/7/2009

50 laps / 97.6 miles

1 Barwell Ginetta G50Z, Piers Johnson/Olly Bryant 1h 0m 47.387s / 96.33mph

2 Preci-Spark Ascari KZR1, David Jones/Godfrey Jones +0.545s

3 Rollcentre Mosler MT900, Daniel Brown/Martin Short +4.509s

4 MTECH Ferrari 430, Mike Wilds/Duncan Cameron +15.420s

5 Beechdean Aston Martin DBRS9, Andrew Howard/Jamie Smyth +25.695s

6 VRS Ferrari 430, Adam Wilcox/Phil Burton +32.798s

Fastest lap: Bentwood 1m 09.913s / 100.51mph



Provisional championship standings

1= Jones & Jones 67 points; 3 Brown 60; 4 Lester 52; 5= Wilkins & Scott 49 etc.

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