Phoenix Racing wins action-packed Brands Hatch race
6 May 2018
Milan Dontje and Nicolaj Moller Madsen won an eventful first race of the GT4 European Series at Brands Hatch. The race was red flagged with 12 minutes left on the clock, after the #10 Equipe Verschuur McLaren 570S GT4 slammed into the barriers.
The #55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 was the first to cross the line, but the British team's mandatory pit stop was too short, which cost Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton the race win.
As a result the #5 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 inherited the race win, while the MDM Motorsport BMW M4 GT4s of Simon Knap/Max Koebolt and Mark van der Aa/Koen Bogaerts completed the Silver Cup podium.
Penalties and incidents also impacted the result of the other classes. Schwede Motorsport drivers Marc Basseng and Phillip Bethke were declared winners of the Pro-Am class after the finish, while Giuseppe Ghezzi and Alessandro Giovanelli claimed the Am class for Autorlando Sport.