Bonamy Grimes looking to build on victory in round one upon Snetterton return this weekend

Bonamy Grimes and co-driver Jonny Mowlem celebrating victory on the podium at Silverstone and in act

Bonamy Grimes and co-driver Jonny Mowlem celebrating victory on the podium at Silverstone and in action at the same circuit. Picture: Paul Cherry - Credit: Archant

Britcar's first ever race was at Snetterton 15 years ago and it returns to the Norfolk venue under new leadership this weekend refreshed and promising great action from high performance GT's.

Bonamy Grimes in action. Picture: Paul Cherry

Bonamy Grimes in action. Picture: Paul Cherry - Credit: Archant

Leading the entry list will be Brockdish racer Bonamy Grimes who along with co-driver Jonny Mowlem are fresh from a race two victory in Round one and will be hoping for continued success on the former's home circuit with their Ferrari 458.

Six other Ferraris gave chase but their nearest challenger at the finish was the Aston Martin Vantage mounted Nigel Hudson/Adam Wilcox who want revenge this weekend.

In the opening encounter Grimes/Mowlem claimed fourth place on the road and second in their class to the winning pair of former Grand Prix racer Mike Wilds and Dino Zamparelli.

Giving chase to the leading Ferrari on that occasion was the Mosler MT900 of Manuel Cintrano/Javier Morcillo who have had numerous successes with the America GT car on the fast open spaces of Snetterton and hope to do so again.

Cambridgeshire's Alex Cursley led every lap of the twin Hyundai Coupe Cup races at Silverstone and he will be hoping to continue that form this weekend while William Taylforth and Simon Miles will be plotting revenge.

Will Dyrdal lost victory in the opening Junior Saloon Car Championship event on the final lap but made up for it in the second race at Silverstone.

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Ethan Hammerton inherited the victory at Silverstone and then won again at Rockingham however he failed to finish the next race as Gordon Mutch beat Dyrdal to the chequered flag.

Mutch continue his winning form in the series for Citroen Saxo VTR's taking a double win at Anglesey which he hopes will continue this weekend making for an intriguing pair of encounters.

Multi BMW title holder Colin Wells and Oliver Taylor have each won two races apiece this year in the series which gather at Snetterton for Round three.

Their latest encounter was at Rockingham with split grids allowing the less powerful cars to take outright victory for a change which Robert Davidson did on both occasions. Racing starts at 12.35pm on Saturday, resuming on Sunday at 10.25am.

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