8 August 2012
New 'personal best' for Chevron GT3
Jordan Witt: If there had been another ten minutes of the race to run, I'm sure we could of made it onto the podium...
Contesting selected rounds of the 2012 British GT Championship, Chevron Racing's Anthony Reid and Jordan Witt piloted their Chevron GT3 to seventh place at Snetterton last weekend - equalling the highest ever finish for the marque in the series, although this time among a much bigger field.
This is also the Chevron GT3's highest placing in a British GT race – making it a new 'personal best'.
Despite a weekend of mixed fortunes for the team in Norfolk, the result for Reid and Witt in the second race highlights the success of Chevron Racing's continued development of the GT3.
However, due to tricky weather conditions, which resulted in less track time and qualifying being cancelled, the testing of the Chevron GT3 with newly fitted brakes was limited.
“After Saturday's wet weather, and the difficulties it brought with it due to the allocation of grid positions from practice sessions, we really wanted to push in the second race,” Witt reflected. “Anthony handed the car over to me whilst lying in tenth, having come up through the field from near the back of the grid, and by this time the new brakes had bedded in.
“The Chevron GT3 stayed strong until the end of the race, as others seemed to be dropping off the cliff. This is probably down to the fact that we suffered from less tyre degradation, mainly as a result of the Chevron being a lighter car.
“I managed to reduce the gap between us and the leaders, catching them by nearly four seconds a lap towards the end of the race! I could see the sixth, fifth and fourth placed drivers just ahead of me, and we were only six seconds off the pace at the finish.
“If there had been another ten minutes of the race to run, I'm sure we could of made it onto the podium.”
Reid added: “We learnt a tremendous amount from the weekend, came away with a great result, and the team left Snetterton in good spirits. It was unfortunate about the weather on Saturday, but we were able to fight back on Sunday which was fantastic.
“For the next British GT round, at Silverstone in early September, we can now hone the various updates on the car.”
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