IDC Racing superbly scored their first podium finish on an action-packed weekend of GT Cup action at Snetterton, Norfolk. Iain Campbell and Oli Webb achieved the landmark result in their McLaren 570S GT4 in the GTH class, which has fast become GT Cup’s most competitive division, on a weekend when the rest of the series took note of the threat from the Silverstone-based team.

Iain has had an excellent start to his first ever competitive season, off the back of only a single race start before jumping into the highly competitive GT Cup field and showed an inspired form in Saturday's race. Having battled up from 12th on the Sprint Race grid to finish sixth, he performed strongly to end his stint in the Pitstop race in third spot. Co-driver Oli, the 2014 European Le Mans Series Champion spent the remaining 19 minutes of the race turning a 14-second deficit to the race leader into a lead of just 1.4s by the chequered flag. While another lap could have given the pair a remarkable victory, both were thrilled with the result.

Iain Campbell said: “What a weekend. It felt surreal at the time to get on the podium in only our third event in GT Cup, and it still does now, but I’m delighted for myself, Oli and the team. I had a bit of luck with a few cars going off ahead of me, but I was still very pleased to go from ninth to third by my pitstop. After that Oli did a mega job and with one more lap he might have got the win. Sunday was just as good in terms of the pace, but with the success penalty - which is a feature of GT Cup and something we benefited from on Saturday - we were never going to be able to repeat the result. Plus the team spotted a slow puncture I must have got when I was hit on the first lap and had to change the tyre, which cost a bit more time. I’m still really happy though. “

Oli Webb said: “I’m so happy for Iain and for the team to score this result. Iain just has this knack of making up places at the start; he seems to have a natural racecraft about him, and after he never got a clear lap in qualifying, that was great to see. His pace was excellent and when I came onto the track and knew I was second, I just decided to go for it. One more lap and I think we’d have had the win, but we know the pace is there now, so I think we’re really in good shape. Iain looked even stronger on Sunday, but the pitstop penalty and Iain’s puncture killed our chances. In the circumstances, sixth was still a good result.”


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