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Aaron Scott & Keith Ahlers, Aero 8 at Castle Combe

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:20 PM by Tony McLaughlin
Aaron Scott, June 21, 2004
Aaron Scott (aaronscott.co.uk) and Keith Ahlers were at Castle Combe on June 19 & 20 for rounds 7 & 8 of the British GT Cup Championship.

Free practice on Saturday morning began well and the team ended the session third fastest and happy with the balance of their Morgan Aero 8.

Qualifying took place later in the day and Keith set the 5th fastest time in his session with Aaron setting 2nd fastest time.

Keith started race one and quickly progressed to 4th position. Keith then made his way into 2nd place before handing over to Aaron shortly before half distance. Aaron maintained 2nd position however race officials deemed that Keith had overtaken under yellow flags during a somewhat confused safety car period and the team were handed a 10 second stop go penalty. This dropped the car back to 8th place, however Aaron fought back to claw his way into 4th place by the end of the race.

Aaron started the car for race two and maintained 2nd position at the start. Aaron took the lead of the race as the leading Lotus pitted early. After the pit stops Keith resumed in 2nd place with a healthy advantage over the 3rd placed car. However with only 15 minutes of the race remaining Keith picked up a puncture and was forced into the pits. Despite a quick wheel change the car finished in 8th place. Later in the day the winning Lotus was excluded from the results so the puncture cost the team their first win of the season.

Aaron said, “ I’m obviously really disappointed not to have been on the podium today. The car was very good and the team did a fantastic job and really deserve a win. All we can do is look forward to Oulton Park now and hope our bad luck is behind us. I’d like to thank our sponsors Omnico, Aerospace Fasteners, Livespace, Epsom Motor Company and Building Environmental Services. “

The next race at Oulton Park takes place on July 17 & 18.

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for more information or photographs see www.aaronscott.co.uk or email aaron@aaronscott.co.uk
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