A mixed weekend on the Nurburgring

IT WAS a weekend of mixed fortunes around the famous Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit for United Autosports during the second round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

On a damp but drying track after a short rain shower, Boston’s Charles Bateman made a strong start off the line, gaining several places to fourth.

However, after making contact with Jody Firth, the Audi R8 LMS moved back to 11th.

A stop-go penalty, for this incident, was handed out when teammate Matt Bell was behind the wheel, Bell finishing in 12th.

After a disappointing result in Friday’s race, the team made some small set-up changes.

From 11th on the grid, Bell didn’t get the start he wanted, losing position.

But a superb pit-stop saw Bateman take over in 10th spot.

He then got to work delivering a solid performance to cross the line in sixth, a point-scoring finish from a tough weekend in Germany.

“The team did a great pit stop, I had a good out lap and headed back into the race,” Bateman said.

“We just need to keep scoring points now to put ourselves back in the championship hunt.”