For­mer DTM cham­pion Paf­fett to make sportscar de­but in Spa 24 Hours

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For­mer DTM cham­pion Gary Paf­fett will make his sportscar rac­ing de­but in this month’s To­tal 24 Hours of Spa with Mercedes.

The for­mer Mclaren F1 re­serve driver will race along­side Max­i­m­il­ian Gotz and Thomas Jager in a works-backed HTP Motorsport Mercedes AMG GT3 in the July 30/31 event. The race will mark 2005 DTM win­ner Paf­fett’s first com­pet­i­tive out­ing in a GT machine.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to my GT rac­ing de­but, and in such a clas­sic race,” said Paf­fett.

“The Spa 24-hour race is one of the undis­puted high­lights in GT rac­ing and a fan­tas­tic chal­lenge for ev­ery rac­ing driver.

“I’ve al­ready been able to test the Mercedes-amg GT3 and I felt at ease straight away – now I am ea­ger to find out what it will be like in the race.”

IAME Cadet (15 laps) 1 Harry Thomp­son (Syn­ergy); 2 Joseph Tay­lor (Syn­ergy) +0.07s; 3 Jonny Wilkin­son (Zip); 4 Reg­gie Duhy (Syn­ergy); 5 Zak O’sul­li­van (Syn­ergy); 6 Georgi Dim­itrov (Syn­ergy). Fastest lap Wilkin­son. Pole Thomp­son.

1 Thomp­son; 2 Wilkin­son +0.14s; 3 O’sul­li­van; 4 Duhy; 5 Matthew Rees (Zip); 6 Joshua Rat­ti­can (Zip). FL Thomp­son. P Thomp­son. Honda Cadet (14 laps) 1 Oliver Bear­man (Pro­ject One); 2 Luke Pre­ston (Pro­ject One) +0.12s; 3 Sam Head­ing (Pro­ject One); 4 Harry Thomp­son (Syn­ergy); 5 Caden Mcqueen (Zip); 6 Lu­cas Elling­ham (Zip). FL Astin Wigley. P Thomp­son.

1 Bear­man; 2 Thomp­son +0.14s; 3 Mcqueen; 4 Coskun Ir­fan (Zip); 5 Elling­ham; 6 Ben Kasper­czak (BRK). FL Elling­ham. P Bear­man. Mini Max (17 laps) 1 Jonny Edgar (Tony Kart); 2 Klaas Kooiker (Tony Kart) +1.66s;

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3 Jen­son But­ter­field (Tony Kart); 4 Tom Can­ning (Kos­mic); 5 Clay­ton Raven­scroft (Tony Kart); 6 Lor­can Hanafin (Tony Kart). FL Can­ning. P Edgar. 1 Edgar; 2 Kooiker +0.14s; 3 Can­ning; 4 But­ter­field; 5 Raven­scroft; 6 Dex­ter Pat­ter­son (Kos­mic). FL Can­ning. P Edgar. Ju­nior Max (17 laps) 1 Joe Tur­ney (Kos­mic); 2 Wil­liam Pet­titt (Tony Kart) +6.46s; 3 Johnathan Hog­gard (Kos­mic); 4 Mark Kim­ber (Tony Kart); 5 Tommy Fos­ter (Tony Kart); 6 Thomas Turner (Tony Kart). FL Rory Hudson (Tony Kart). Pole Hudson.

1 Tur­ney; 2 Hog­gard +4.13s; 3 Tyler Ch­ester­ton (Tony Kart); 4 Pet­titt; 5 Fos­ter; 6 Kim­ber. FL Hudson. P Tur­ney. Ro­tax Max (17 laps) 1 Josh White (Tony Kart); 2 Josh Skel­ton (Tony Kart) +1.27s; 3 Har­ri­son Thomas (Kos­mic); 4 Nathan Chafer (LH); 5 Jack Mccarthy (Tony Kart); 6 Tom Croy­den (Tony Kart). FL White. P White. Fi­nal 2 1 White; 2 Skel­ton +0.88s;

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3 James John­son (Tony Kart); 4 Char­lie Turner (Tony Kart); 5 Thomas; 6 Mor­gan Rose (Tony Kart). FL White. P White. Ju­nior X30 (17 laps) 1 An­gus Fender (Gold); 2 Gor­don Mutch (Mad Croc) +0.10s; 3 Teddy Pritchard-williams (Mad Croc); 4 Oliver Greetham (Alonso); 5 Ethan Pitt (Mach 1); 6 Jake Dou­glas (Alonso). FL Greetham. P Fender. 1 Fender; 2 Mutch +0.33s; 3 Shane White (Tony Kart); 4 Pitt; 5 Ethan Rees (Tony Kart); 6 Oliver Clarke (Tony Kart). FL Mutch. P Fender. Se­nior X30 (17 laps) 1 Brett Ward (Mach 1); 2 Matthew Hirst (Kos­mic) +1.96s; 3 Josh Collings (Alonso); 4 Roy John­son (Alonso); 5 Matt Davies (Tony Kart); 6 Jack Par­tridge (Gold). FL Ward. P Hirst. Fi­nal 2 1 Ward; 2 Collings +4.33s; 3 Scott Mack­rell (Tony Kart); 4 John­son; 5 Par­tridge; 6 Davey Shep­herd (Mach 1). FL Euan Wil­son (Alonso). P Ward.

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Paf­fett: Spa race

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