The British GT and F3 meeting was the first major event that the new Snetterton 300 layout had hosted. The weather was changeable on the Saturday with several sharp showers during qualifying which made tyre choice a bit of gamble. The weekend also marked the opening of the new spectator banking at Agostini and Murray’s (nee Russell).
The new Ferrari 458 of Glynn and Jim Geddie was on course for victory, bar a loose floor. The marshals showed a mechanical warning flag, with 4 laps to go, and the Ferrari had 3 laps to come in for checks. On the last lap, the United Autosports Audi R8 swept past along the pit straight and took the lead into Riches. Jubilation for the Audi team, comisserations for the Ferrari team.
I have covered several meetings on the new circuit. The drivers mostly seem to like it, althought many of the GT entrants claim to prefer the older layout. For photography I am undecided. It offers options yes, especially in sunny conditions, but many of the pictures look similar, with two ribbons of armco and an optional dead tree in the background. The reprofiled Russell (now Murrays), whilst possibly a more challenging corner, is no longer an overtaking point which is a bit of a shame, especially as it was such a popular spectator point.