It was a dream start to the season for the Professional Motorsport World Expo race team in British GT, with drivers Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson taking a win in the opening race and second place in the last race of the day.
Competing against Lotus, Porsche, Toyota and Aston Martin in their Ginetta G55 in what’s the most competitive and largest British GT4 grid ever assembled, the Professional Motorsport World Expo team took a comfortable victory in the first race, finishing almost five seconds ahead of the nearest rival in the hour-long race.
The second race was a harder-fought affair, Johnson and Robinson having a 15-second success penalty in the pit stop due to their earlier win. Robinson pitted at the halfway mark of the hour-race in seventh place, leaving Johnson with the task of hunting down a further podium finish. A last corner, last lap move on the Century-run Ginetta netted third place on the track, but the subsequent exclusion of the Beechdean Aston for a driving infringement, meant second place for the PMW Expo drivers.
Johnson, managing director of the company that organises Professional Motorsport World Expo, held in Cologne, Germany, every November, said, ‘We’re delighted to have been so successful this weekend. We had a tremendous amount to learn as this was our first British GT race, but the team gave us a really drivable car and did the perfect pit stops. Both Mike and I avoided some of the carnage on track, plus set the most competitive combined lap times. We’re very excited about the rest of the season and we’re 100% focused on winning the title.’
The Professional Motorsport World Expo team now leads the Championship by 10 points.