Late crash marrs Jarman’s season opener at Oulton Park

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Andrew Jarman made a promising start to his 2015 Avon British GT Championship season after mixed fortunes saw the MK racer with a top ten finish and valuable points on the board at Oulton Park.

After making positive progress in the opening race, Jarman was running as high as second before handing over to driving partner Jody Fannin in good shape.

But a poorly timed safety car saw the number 27 Aston Martin drop down the order, eventually finishing eighth.

But Race 2 was a different story, and would ultimately end in a disappointing retirement for the pair.

After Fannin’s stint, Jarmin took over with 25 minutes of the race to go. Lapping faster than the field in front, Jarman was up to 9th and closed onto the back of the 8th placed Ferrari exiting turn one.

Heading into turn two the gap was left open for Jarman to pass down the inside, only for the door to be closed mid-corner which caused damage to the steering, retiring the car with seven minutes to go.

Jarman said: “Mixed fortunes today but we came away with points which is important and I think Jody and I have both showed our potential for the rest of the season.

“The team did a great job all weekend and we were unfortunate to lose out under the safety car from a potential podium finish in race one but the points are important.

“Race two was looking like another strong result, disappointing to end the race the way we did but we will come back even stronger.”