NORTHWICH racer Ian Loggie returned to the track as the British GT Championship teams headed to the Silverstone 500 over the bank holiday weekend.

Forty-three teams had entered for what was going to be a great event, but unfortunately the weather played a big part in final qualifying outcomes.

Reigning champion Loggie and his teammate Joules Gounon were setting a great pace during the two free practice sessions across the early part of Saturday and although it rained almost all day, the action continued.

With the qualifying planned for 4pm, by then the rain had got heavier and did not relent, leaving the organisers having to cancel it.

The times from the two practice sessions were combined to give an average time which formed the grid. Loggie and Gounon were third, not a bad position under the circumstances, as the 2 Seas Motorsport team knew they had the pace.

Sunday's three-hour endurance race brought completely different conditions as the sun was out and the track was dry.

With the usual rolling start, the No1 Mercedes kept position and the field streaked away, but after a handful of laps an early safety car gave the teams the opportunity to pit.

The No1 2 Seas Motorsport AMG GT3 Mercedes came out and out-jumped Loggie and Gounon boarded, but a problem with the left front wheel led to the car being stationary for what seemed an eternity.

When they finally got going Gounon had fallen to 14th position, but being one of the fastest GT drivers around he was on a mission to make up ground.

The rest of the race was a very tough ask for the team and after another two rounds of pit stops they had made their way to a great seventh place, but unfortunately this was as far as Loggie and Gounon could get as the chequered flag came out.

There is no doubt without the pit stop delay, they would have been at the front of the field, but it was still decent points for the Championship and Round 3 is only a few weeks away at Donington where they will be chasing that win.