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Archie Hamilton Wins GT Open Race At Spa-Francorchamps

Archie Hamilton resumed his GT Open campaign for 2014 after the summer break with a win in his second event with Isaac Tutumlu and the SRT Selleslagh Racing Team by Barzani in their Corvette GT2.

The weekend got off the a fantastic start with both drivers taking pole position in their respective qualifying sessions with Archie setting a time over two tenths of a second faster than his nearest Super GT rival.

The first race began well with Archie leading from the front row but a problem with the power steering led oil dropping on the tyres losing him valuable grip on the Belgian track. Archie held onto third in class at the stops but the power steering then failed on Issaac’s first lap resulting in a crash into the tyre wall. Isaac was unhurt but the car required significant repairs and the team is indebted to rival V8 Racing who loaned parts for the Corvette to enable the pair to compete in today’s 50 minute race.

Isaac led the way in race two, building a five second margin before a safety car was deployed on lap seven losing the advantage. The Kurdistan/Spanish driver pulled away again before handing over to Archie at the mid-point. Archie then had a trouble-free run, maintaining the pace he needed to stay well head of the rest of the field, crossing the line eight seconds ahead.

2714 1 084 2714 27 33Archie next races in the sixth round of the International GT Open Championship at Monza on 27th & 28th September.

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