KNUTSFORD racer Michael Igoe was looking to build on his fine start to the season when the Intelligent Money British GT Championship continued at Silverstone, writes Ste McNorton.

Igoe was hoping to extend his lead at the top of the standings after achieving a brilliant win in round one at Brands Hatch.

The WPI Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 had looked pretty fast on Friday’s test day as Igoe and his teammate Phil Keen put the laps in.

On Saturday, a combined time of both drivers’ quickest qualifying laps would determine their grid position for the gruelling three-hour endurance race on the Sunday for the Silverstone 500, but things did not go to plan like the last round.

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The team could only manage a best combined time of 4.01.783, four seconds behind the pole sitters putting the No18 car in 16th place.

As Sunday arrived, the forecast rain had only shown itself in very light drizzle, so the race would start dry which was a great relief for everyone.

In the 10-minute morning warm-up, the Lamborghini showed some better pace as the team put in the ninth quickest time of the session, showing some promising signs for the race.

As the clock struck midday, the pace car pulled into the pits and released the GT3 and GT4 cars down the pit straight. The WPI Motorsport machine did not have the best of starts but did make up some ground.

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As the race progressed the Huracan just did not seem to have the pace as it battled with cars lower down the field, a huge difference to round one.

And after going a lap down, the team will feel disappointed at coming home in 11th place.

They will dust themselves down and be back fighting at round three in just over two weeks’ time at Donington.