BEC and Britcar Trophy take centre stage at Oulton Park

Oulton Park provided the backdrop to a thrilling British Automobile Racing Club race day this past Saturday (May 27) as the British Endurance Championship and The ROWE Britcar Trophy Championship continued their respective campaigns in spectacular style. 

Hot on the heels of blockbuster meetings at both Silverstone and Brands Hatch, a plethora of GT cars flocked to the sun-kissed Cheshire venue for a frenetic day which was organised and run by the Club’s North West Centre.

Topping the bill was a three-hour British Endurance Championship contest which was largely dominated by the PB Racing Audi R8 GT3 of Peter Erceg and Andrew Bentley.

Blasting to the top of the times in qualifying by almost two seconds, the duo were arguably in a league of their own in the race as they scampered into the distance to comfortably take victory.

Wasting no time in converting pole position into an early race lead, Erceg and Bentley soon began pulling clear of the chasing pack and ultimately lapped every other competitor at least twice on the way to the top step of the podium. 

Behind, the Venture Innovations Aston Martin Vulcan of Glebs Stepanovs and Stephen Tomkins were second whilst their Mercedes GT4 stablemates Chris Jones and Matt George completed the rostrum in third.

Armed with a new official lubricant partner and name, the ROWE Britcar Trophy Championship had those in attendance on the edge-of-their-seats as they served up a pair of captivating one-hour contests. 

Datum Motorsport proved to be wheel-perfect as they bagged a brace of Ginetta G56 GTA one-two finishes, with Maurizi Sciglio getting the better of Marco Anastasi on both occasions.

Following the Datum duo during both races was the SVG Motorsport Gintta G55 Academy entry of Neil Wallace and Ian Astley – who clinched two third-place drives.

To view the full results from all sessions at Oulton Park, CLICK HERE.

Every lap from Oulton Park is also now available to watch on YouTube HERE.