Mike Price and Callum Macleod took their second overall victory in the GT Cup Championship at Oulton Park last weekend along with a third place finish in race one. Meanwhile championship leaders James Wallis and Sam Maher-Loughnan took a class victory in GTH in their Valuga Racing Porsche Cayman 718 RS Clubsport.
Race one almost saw the already depleted GT3 field cut even more when Price driving the #11 RAM Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 came together with the #44 Paddock Motorsport McLaren of Mark Whitehouse at Old Hall Corner. Price recovered whilst Whitehouse would watch the 40 minute race from amongst the spectators. The major beneficiary was Simon Orange in the #67 Orange Racing by JMH McLaren 720s who found himself with a lead of several seconds by the end of lap one.
At the end the win went to the #23 Greystone GT McLaren 720s of Iain Campbell and Oli Webb who benefitted from an early chequered flag after the #247 Ferrari of Lucky Khera and David McDonald spilt fluid around the track. #67 took second place with Callum MacLeod bringing the RAM Racing #11 Mercedes home in P3.
The #3 Top Cats Racing Lamborghini Super Trofeo of Warren Gilbert and Jensen Lunn took victory in the GTC class after a long battle with the #247 Ferrari of Khera. Behind the Top Cats Lamborghini taking second place was the Century Motorsport Ginetta G56 of Alex Stephenson and James Kellet. P3 in class went to the second Top Cats Lamborghini of Charlotte Gilbert and Charlotte Birch.
GTH was won by the Orange Racing Powered by JMH McLaren 570s of Russell Lindsey and Patrick Collins ahead of the Greystone GT McLaren of Mark Hopton and Euan Hankey with the Make Happen Racing Mercedes AMG GT4 of Stephen Walton and Chris Hart taking third place.
Race 2 started more calmly with Simon Orange in the #67 McLaren taking the lead from pole position into Old Hall Corner and Price dropping in behind him. The pair started to pull away almost immediately from the chasing pack with the #23 McLaren of Ian Campbell dropping back.
For Orange it was vital to build a lead as he would face a 5 second pit stop penalty and for the chasing Price it was equally important to stay with him. Clearly this was exactly the plan for Price who stayed glued to the McLarens bumper setting fastest laps on the way.
At the pitstops Price handed over to Callum MacLeod and the strategy worked as the RAM Racing Mercedes leap frogged the #67 McLaren to take the lead and eventually the race win. Third overall went to race one winners, the #23 Greystone GT McLaren 720s of Iain Campbell and Oli Webb.
Lucky Khera recovered from his DNF in race one to take GTC victory with only Charlotte Gilbert and Charlotte Birch being the other finishers in the class as the rest of the class entry failed to finish.
GTH victory went to James Wallis and Sam Maher-Loughnan in their Valuga Racing Porsche Cayman 718 RS Clubsport ahead of the #96 Make Happen Racing Mercedes AMG GT4 of Jon Currie and the Paddock Motorsport McLaren 570s of Temur Chohan and Tom Roche.
The next round of the GT Cup Championship takes place at Silverstone on 30 and 31 July.
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