Bell Sport Challenge Series – Round 2 Snetterton 300

4th June 2023

Bell Sport Challenge Series – Round 2 Snetterton 300

New for 2023 the Bell Sport Challenge Series is a dedicated one make race series for paddle shift era Ferrari Challenge cars – 360, 430, 458 and 488 non-Evo.

The second round, races 3 and 4 of the 2023 season saw a fabulous field of Ferrari Challenge cars battling on a beautifully warm and dry Snetterton circuit as Norfolk bathed in early summer sun.

The weather brought out the crowds and they were treated to a couple of great races from the Bell Sport Challenge series as our biggest grid to date competed for honours.

This round saw some new faces joining the grid including Joe Colletti, Nigel Jenkins, Vance Kearney and Chris Compton-Goddard and a filed covering all classes of Challenge car – 360, 430, 430GT3, 458 and 488.

After a tight qualifying it was the 488 of Peter Smith that took pole, eventually leading every lap and setting fastest lap on the way to victory in race 1.  Darren Goes in 2nd Richard Dougal in 3rd.

Race 2 saw some great battles across the whole length of the field but the outright pace of Smith saw him take the win again ahead of Goes (488) and Matt Wilton in the third 488.  l

Round 3 takes the Series to the legendary Brands Hatch GP circuit on the 8th July – visit the Bell Sport Challenge website for full details