Smalley Stars at Zandvoort in Ginetta GT5 Challenge

July 8, 2019

Jul 8, 2019

Adam Smalley took a victory at Zandvoort and three podium finishes at Round 5 of the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

The Ginetta GT5 Challenge headed to it's annual 'away' round at Zandvoort in the Netherlands for Round 5 of the 2019 Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

Smalley hit the ground running well at a brand new circuit to him, qualifying a fantastic 2nd on the grid out of the 25 competitors at the event.

The reigning Ginetta Junior Champion wasted no time in acclimatising himself further with the track, as he capitalised on his front-row start to make an excellent getaway. Smalley moved into the race lead and controlled the race from start-to-finish, claiming victory in the opening race of the weekend in commanding fashion.

Race two saw Smalley once more in the hunt for victory, as he made an early move on Gordie Mutch to steal the race lead in the opening stages with a robust but clinical move.

Smalley headed the field once again throughout the race, keeping his rivals at bay in a hotly contested race, to once again be first across the chequered flag.
However a post-race one second time penalty for his overtake demoted him to 3rd position in the final classification.

The third and final race of the weekend saw Smalley started from P3 - where he finished in Race 2. Smalley made an early move into 2nd position, overtaking Mutch and close in on leader Scott McKenna.

A brilliant battle for the win saw it come down to a dead heat, photo finish - with Smalley just missing out on victory by a mere 0.064s!
Nevertheless Smalley came away with a victory and three podiums in each of the races, marking a great weekend in Zandvoort for the youngster.

The Ginetta GT5 Challenge heads into a one month break, before returning to action on the 3-4 August at Snetterton, ran as a support series to the British Touring Car Championship.