Reynolds secures maiden GB4 victory in concluding Silverstone contest

Reynolds secures maiden GB4 victory in concluding Silverstone contest

07 May 2023

Elite Motorsport’s Harri Reynolds blasted from sixth on the grid to take a maiden GB4 victory in the final race of the weekend at Silverstone.

Reynolds crossed the line just as a safety car period ended, finishing ahead of pole sitter Ruhaan Alva with championship leader Tom Mills going from 11th to the podium.

Fortec’s Colin Queen climbed from 10th on the grid to fourth while Liam McNeilly challenged towards the front on the first lap and banked fifth for Fox Motorsport ahead of KMR’s Jack Clifford.

Queen’s teammate Aditya Kulkarni was seventh ahead of Oldfield Motorsport’s Jason Conzo, with Jeremy Fairbairn in the mix of several battles and taking ninth for KMR ahead of Harry Burgoyne Jnr.

Alva held the lead off the line but impacted with a fast starting Sid Smith off the line, forcing Smith into retirement while Reynolds took advantage of the drama to challenge for the lead at the Maggotts and Becketts complex.

Reynolds survived a big slide and an off-track excursion, re-joining in the lead pack as the field fanned out five-wide approaching Stowe. Reynolds went around the outside and completed the move at Vale.

However any thoughts of marching off into the lead were halted with Smith’s car stranded at Copse, and a few corners later, Thomas Lee’s spun Evans GP car at Abbey.

The safety car pitted at the end of lap three with Reynolds leading and Fairbairn and Mills already up to fourth.

At the restart, Reynolds moved clear and attentions turned to the fight for the final podium spot, with Mills all over his teammate.

After battling for several corners, Mills found his way past around the outside at the Loop, with Fairbairn left to fend off the Evans GP car of Cooper Webster. The pair made contact at the exit of Luffield, with both running through the gravel and in Webster’s case, into the tyre barrier.

The safety car was deployed again, and this time it was to stay out for the remainder of the race. While the lights were switched off with over a minute remaining, Reynolds controlled the restart to take his first single-seater win, ahead of Alva and Mills.

The GB4 field return to action at Donington Park on 27-28 May.

GB4 Championship, partnered by the BRDC, Silverstone race three provisional result:
1. Harri Reynolds, Elite Motorsport, 7 laps
2. Ruhaan Alva, Fortec Motorsports, +0.793
3. Tom Mills, KMR Sport, +0.921
4. Colin Queen, Fortec Motorsports, +1.081
5. Liam McNeilly, Fox Motorsport, +1.228
6. Jack Clifford, KMR Sport, +1.924
7. Aditya Kulkarni, Fortec Motorsports, +2.101
8. Jason Conzo, Oldfield Motorsport, +2.399
9. Jeremy Fairbairn, KMR Sport, +2.536
10. Harry Burgoyne, Graham Brunton Racing, +2.763
11. Christian Lester, Rossoverde Racing, +3.187
12. Dylan Hotchin, Dylan Hotchin Racing, +13.579
DNF. Cooper Webster, Evans GP
DNF. Sid Smith, Fox Motorsport
DNF. Thomas Lee, Evans GP