Local knowledge pays off for Hollyman at Snetterton

Robert Hollyman (Porsche 9 ) on his way to victory in the Intermarque race at Snetterton Picture: El

Robert Hollyman (Porsche 9 ) on his way to victory in the Intermarque race at Snetterton Picture: Ellen Tunstall Photography - Credit: Archant

Robert Hollyman used all his local knowledge to secure victory in the Aston Martin Intermarque race at Snetterton on Saturday after forcing the leading BMW M3 into a late race error.

The Porsche 964 of Robert Hollyman (9) chasing the early Intermarque race leading Richard and Sam Ne

The Porsche 964 of Robert Hollyman (9) chasing the early Intermarque race leading Richard and Sam Neary BMW M3 Picture: Ellen Tunstall Photography. - Credit: Archant

In front of friends and family from the Acle area, Hollyman started the race alongside the pole-sitting BMW of Richard and Sam Neary, but had to displace the BMW of fast-starting Gavin Dunn, who had pushed Hollyman back to third at the start.

By the end of lap three Hollyman was clear to chase after the leader and elected to take an early pit stop in the hope of closing the gap.

The lead BMW exchanged drivers on lap 12, and only just emerged with their lead intact, and under pressure from Hollyman made an error, allowing the Norfolk-born racer to power past and secure a home victory.

Gleb Stepanovs brought his Aston Martin Vulcan to Snetterton and along with co-driver Steve Tomkins the pair dominated the Aston Martin GT Challenge race with their seriously quick machine.


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The Vulcan quickly established a lead and after taking a mid-race pitstop continued to the chequered flag unhindered.

Meanwhile, the Neary BMW was disputing second place with the Grahame Tilly Ginetta G55 with the latter in control until a longer pit stop saw the rival BMW steal sufficient advantage, which Tilly was unable to overcome.

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