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Granfors completes Silverstone double in delayed GB4 race two

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Fortec Motorsports’ Linus Granfors dominated GB4’s second contest at Silverstone to score his third win in a row.

Persistent morning rain led to the race taking place later on Sunday, with all drivers opting to start on slick tyres on a dry but greasy circuit.

Granfors moved past Arden’s Leon Wilson into second at the start, while Finn Harrison converted pole into the lead and his Elite Motorsport team-mate Alisha Palmowski stalled from fourth on the grid before recovering to eighth on the opening lap.

Wilson also lost further places to KMR Sport duo Harry Burgyone Jr and Brandon McCaughan exiting Stowe for the first time.

Granfors snatched the lead at the start of lap two, darting to the inside of Harrison into Copse with the pair making slight contact. After pulling out a 1.1-second advantage over the remainder of that lap, the Swede romped further clear to eventually triumph by 7.6s.

Burgoyne slipped to fourth behind McCaughan and briefly lost further ground to Wilson before making his way back past. McCaughan made two attempts to wrestle second from Harrison at Brooklands and Copse, conceding both times. He and Burgoyne were handed 10s penalties for jumping the start, and things quickly got worse when McCaughan made another attempt to pass Harrison into Brooklands but slid into the side of his rival and spun.

That allowed Burgyone back into third ahead of Wilson and KMR’s Chloe Grant, but the latter then spun into retirement after colliding with Palmowski as they went into Maggotts.

Harrison maintained second until the finish, with Wilson completing the podium ahead of Palmowski, while Burgyone was demoted to fifth by his penalty. Fox Motorsport’s Branden Templeton was sixth ahead of Graham Brunton Racing’s Mayer Deonarine and McCaughan.

GBR’s Callum Baxter was ninth ahead of privateer Marcus Luzio, who has received assistance from the Hillspeed team this weekend.

Race results (9 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Linus Granfors Fortec Motorsports 18m52.363s
2 Finn Harrison Elite Motorsport +7.605s
3 Leon Wilson Arden +8.664s
4 Alisha Palmowski Elite Motorsport +9.782s
5 Harry Burgoyne Jr KMR Sport +18.049s
6 Branden Templeton Fox Motorsport +20.425s
7 Mayer Deonarine Graham Brunton Racing +24.448s
8 Brandon McCaughan KMR Sport +24.550s
9 Callum Baxter Graham Brunton Racing +28.968s
10 Marcus Luzio +30.729s
11 Megan Bruce Fox Motorsport +47.653s
12 Jack Taylor Fortec Motorsports +49.477s
13 Christian Lester Rossoverde Racing +50.767s
14 Dan Hickey Fortec Motorsports +1m39.994s
15 Bas Visser Graham Brunton Racing +1m41.578s
Ret Chloe Grant KMR Sport
Fastest lap: Luzio, 2m03.678s

Championship standings
1 Granfors 134   2 Burgoyne 120   3 Palmowski 104   4 McCaughan 89   5 Templeton 87   6 Baxter 75   7 Wilson 72   8 Luzio 64   9 Grant 57   10 Harrison 50