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Blake Angliss Adds To Podium Haul With Great Snetterton Hat-Trick

Blake Angliss has impressively made it nine podium finishes from nine races since his return to racing with a brilliant top three treble in the Ginetta GT Championship at Snetterton (17/18 June).

Following a sensational performance during the Ginetta Festival event at Silverstone earlier this month, during which Angliss scored four race wins and two further podium finishes in his first race outing in eight months, the Coventry-based racer was able to put together a deal to race again at Snetterton.

Returning to the scene of some great performances in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup over the past two seasons, Angliss was straight on the pace in official testing on Friday as he ended the day fastest overall in his Breakell Racing-prepared Ginetta G56 GTP.

Unfortunately, he didn’t hook up his best laps during qualifying the following morning, securing third on the grid for the first two races of the weekend. A tough opener saw him lose some ground to the top two in the early stages, leaving him with a lonely run to third place.

Angliss remained confident there was more to come on Sunday though and he showed tremendous speed in race two. An unfortunate poor start dropped him back to fifth, however a few laps in his car came alive and he went on an eye-catching charge up the order.

Starting with an opportunistic move to benefit from contact ahead to grab fourth place, he then pulled off a great dive into Riches corner for third. Posting the fastest lap of the race as he hunted down the second-place car, another tremendous move into Riches netted him the position.

Angliss, who has returned to racing thanks to the support of Transend UK, Haigh Engineering and Concept Garage Equipment, made a great start to the final race of the weekend to storm from the outside of the front row into the race lead through Riches for the first time.

Unfortunately an immediate issue with his bonnet would go on to hamper his progress due to a subsequent loss of visibility and aero. He put in a spirited defence of the lead, but dropped back to second at mid-distance and held that place to the finish.

Blake Angliss: “With my track record at Snetterton in previous years, I ultimately wanted more from this weekend, but unfortunately it’s a case where a couple of issues out of my control have cost me the opportunity to truly challenge for the race wins.

“I was pleased with the way I bounced back from the poor start in race two and showed what I can do with some good overtaking moves. Sadly the bonnet issue cost me at least half a second a lap in race three, so I didn’t really have a chance to keep the lead.

“Still, to continue a 100% podium record since returning to racing is pleasing and a huge thank you must go to my partners who have helped get me on the grid. I’m determined to now try and get back out for another event or two this season.”

Angliss is interested in talking with potential commercial partners who could support him in contesting more Ginetta GT Championship events this season. Interested parties can get in touch with Blake via email,

Image from Jakob Ebrey Photography.


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