The #56 Raceway Motorsport Ginetta G56 GT4 and the #61 Academy Motorsport Ford Mustang GT4 have both been disqualified from the Intelligent Money British GT Championship’s race meeting at Snetterton. The pair were involved in an abusive exchange following contact during round 6 of the championship.

Late in the 60-minute sprint race TV pictures showed Michael Crees’ Ginetta G56 GT4, which he shares with Thomas Holland, crabbing down the Bentley Straight with heavy front-end damage as the thrilling GT3 battle came through. Soon after the TV showed the #61 Ford Mustang GT4 headed to the pit lane with damage.

After the race, the two drivers were involved in “a verbally abusive exchange” in the paddock. They were found to be in breach of the Motorsport UK Race with Respect code of conduct and have been disqualified from the meeting.

As a result of the decision of the stewards, the results of both round 5 and round 6 have changed, as has the official record of qualifying and free practice. The decision to exclude both cars, both of which were classified in the race, affects race 2 even more. R Racing’s Josh Miller and Seb Hopkins are promoted to second overall while Michael Johnston and Chris Salkeld move up to third overall and inherit the win in GT4 Pro-Am.

Nicholas Smith

Nick Smith is a time served motorsport journalist and photographer specialising in the British GT Championship. The originator of the idea behind the British GT Fans Show, which became the British Sportscar Podcast, Nick works as the shows resident expert. Away from the track Nick earns his way as a driving instructor and instructor trainer.

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