NORTHWICH racer Ian Loggie will be searching for improvement in the next round at Donington, writes Ste McNorton.

After a hard-fought fourth place in round one at Brands Hatch, Loggie and his teammate Yelmer Buurmann returned to the Intelligent Money British GT season at the Silverstone 500 where they put their RAM Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 through three hours of endurance racing.

The team had got some useful track time on Friday's test day, ready for the qualifying sessions on Saturday, when both drivers' best lap times were averaged out to give them their grid position for Sunday's race.

The team's combined best lap time was a respectable 3.59.202 at an average speed of over 111mph to hand the striking pink Mercedes fourth on the grid.

As the clock struck midday the cars unleashed thousands of BHP onto the Silverstone tarmac as they raced into the first corner.

Loggie made a great start and was soon up to second place.

The plan was to run long as the car was heavy with fuel, and the grunt of the Mercedes was enough to not let a heavy fuel load slow it down.

Out in front, the Two Seas Motorsport AMG Mercedes GT3 in the hands of Hunter Abbot was streaking away as Loggie started to lose ground.

With some of the other cars starting to pit, the RAM Racing Mercedes stayed out but the other GT3 cars that had stopped earlier eventually leapfrogged the No6 car.

So after a long three hours racing and completing 86 laps, Loggie and his teammate had to settle for a solid sixth place.