Podium on debut for Millar and Rowledge in British GT

Edge drivers Josh Rowledge and Aston Millar hit the ground running over the Easter bank holiday weekend scoring a maiden podium in their, and the teams first ever race in the British GT Championship.

With x2 1 hour races taking place on bank holiday Monday, each driver would partake in a 10 minute qualifying session on the Saturday to determine the starting positions for each race. Newly signed Mclaren Academy driver, Aston Millar would take to the hot seat for the first qualifying session. Millar put a time in that was good enough for the front row in P2. Qualifying session 2 saw 2022 Ginetta Jnr Champion Josh Rowledge take the helm. Josh made a slight error on his push lap but still set a very respectable time that would see the # 36 Artura line up P8 for race 2.

Race 1 would start under mixed conditions with the majority of the grid starting on wets on a drying track. A GT3 car on slicks made life tricky at the start of the race for Millar but he soon settled in and drove a faultless stint before he pitted to hand over to Rowledge. Josh, having driven an excellent first stint in his British GT career, saw an unfortunate turn of events in which #36 Artura pitted outside of the GT4 pit window, resulting in a drive through penalty which sunk Rowledge down to P9 and P5 in class at the flag.

Race 2 would start under a full wet set up. Rowledge had it all to play for after the mishap of race 1. Starting P8, Josh made an awesome start and begin to pick off the opposition ending lap 1 in P5. By the end of Rowledge’s stint the #36 Artura was in P3! Millar jumped in at the halfway stage running a strong P3, chipping away at the two leading cars and by the last lap was right on the tale of P2, but just didn’t have enough to get past, crossing the line in P3 and P2 in class.