KRAFTWERK TOOLS UK IN MOTORSPORT
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CALLUM ENDS THE SEASON ON A HIGH
Donington Park welcomed the British GT Championship for the last round of the 2019 season - offering warm and sunny weather.
As has been the case most of the season, both Callum and Ian were quick out of the box, being very much at the sharp end in both Free Practice sessions, culminating in a 2nd Place start position after qualifying.
Unfortunately any chance of a Championship result was not possible so the team had nothing to lose - and went for the win.
Ian had a great stint - hampered by running wide and catching “air” at one point - bringing the Ram Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 back to the pits in a position that would allow Callum to move towards the front of the race.
A fantastic stint from Callum was rewarded with a 2nd place - no-one could match the pace of the leading McLaren during the weekend, but the team were certainly closest.
Ending the season on the podium is never a bad thing and is proof of the pace, talent and skill exhibited by all involved with the team this year.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Callum (really appreciated the time you take out of your busy schedule to keep us updated), Ian and all at Ram Racing for allowing Kraftwerk Tools UK to be a part of the journey this season - it has been an absolute pleasure.
And, as always, a huge thank you to Gary and the team at Xynamic Automotive Photography for the excellent images from this year.
The British GT season may well be over, but Callum heads to Barcelona to pilot the 108 factory Bentley again in the Blancpain championship - so good luck to Callum and the Bentley works team as they, again, #BringTheThunder.
BLISTERING PACE from callum AT BRANDS HATCH
The Brands Hatch circuit welcomed RAM Racing and Callum Macleod for the their third race weekend in a row, following the British GT round at Spa and the 24 Hour of Spa.
As always, the team and the drivers looked as sharp as ever and the pace in the car was proven, with great performance in both Free Practice sessions - followed by a P1 result for Callum in his qualifying session. With Ian’s solid qualifying performance the guys lined up P6 for the 2 hour race.
Unfortunately the first stint for Ian Loggie did not quite go to plan with an excursion into the gravel at Paddock Hill bend, but Ian managed to drag it back onto the circuit and hand over to Callum at the pit stop.
Callum used his stint to prove just how quick the car was, producing fastest lap after fastest lap, eventually bringing the car home in 10th place and winning the Sunoco Fastest Lap of the race award.
Another strong performance from the team underlining just how quick the car can be.
See the images below from the weekend - thanks to Gary and the team at Xynamic Automotive Photography for the images.
CALLUM BOUNCES BACK AT SPA
After a forgettable British GT Round at Donington, Callum Macleod, Ian Loggie and the RAM Racing team bounced back at the legendary Spa-Francorchamp Circuit in Belgium.
Showing great pace all weekend in changeable weather conditions, both drivers qualified their Mercedes AMG GT3 and began the race in a promising 4th place on the gird.
Ian Loggie began the 2 hour race in the car and left the first corner in 2nd place after a fantastic start and continued to pull-away from the field and keep pressure on the leader. All was going to plan until Ian was hit by a trroublesome Porsche - leaving part of the Mercedes rear diffuser in the front of the Porsche.
Recovering from the spin, Ian bought the car in to the pits for the driver change in 5th place and handed over to Callum.
Now the race came alive and Callum moved up to 4th place and began chasing down the 3rd and 2nd place cars (Bentley and McLaren). Moving closer and closer to the two cars he placed himself perfectly for a three wide move up to the fearsome Eau Rouge corner, entering in 4th and coming out of the the top in 2nd. Now known as “that move”, it took social media by storm and the video of the move went viral. A fantastic and courageous move, typically talked down by Callum! Fantastic to watch and Callum bought the Mercedes home in a well-deserved 2nd place.
Callum felt that the race was an opportunity missed as a win was certainly possible had Ian not been spun round earlier in the race.
All in all, a great result for the entire team and a great spectacle provided for the fans.
See the images below from the weekend - as always, huge thanks to Gary and the team at Xynamic Automotive Photography for the fantastic images.
A TROUBLED WEEKEND FOR CALLUM AT DONINGTON
"Character building" - I think that is the phrase we shall use for the British GT Championship weekend at Donington Park.
It did not go to plan for Callum Macleod and Ian Loggie on track but they managed to get the RAM Racing Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing GT3 in to tenth place after the two hour race. And the car showed great pace all weekend too so not all bad.
Enjoy these great shots from the team at Xynamic Automotive Photography.
Onwards and upwards to the next round at the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in July.
CALLUM MACLEOD TAKES THE WIN AT SILVERSTONE
A very wet and windy Silverstone Circuit greeted the teams for the British GT Championship SIlverstone 500 race. Practice on Friday and Free Practice on Saturday were very much wet affairs with it drying just in time for Qualifying on Saturday afternoon.
This even saw the return of Callum Macleod and Ian Loggie in the Ram Racing Mercedes AMG GT3, after missing Snetterton due to a cycling injury to Ian. And to prove he was race ready, Ian Loggie qualified the Mercedes in 1st position in the AM qualifying with Callum backing it up with a 2nd place in the Pro session. This meant the car lined up 2nd on the grid for this Blue Riband event.
Sunday saw blue skies and sunshine and the track temperature rose as the race started just after midday. With this being a three hour race, strategy and pit stops become very important and Ram Racing exceeded in these elements - continually performing faultlessly to ensure that Ian and Callum could race on the track to their full potential - and they did. Being out of sequence with pit stops after running differing strategies to the other teams, the guys were always in the mix and were fractions of s second behind Jonny Adam in the TF Sport Aston in the closing laps of the race. A racing incident involving a GT4 Mustang caused the Aston to spin while undertaking on the inside of the corner. Callum swept round the outside avoiding contact and took the lead - which was held to the chequered flag.
A fully justified win and testament to all of the hard work put in by all within the team - hopefully the first of may wins.
As always, a huge thanks to Gary at Xynamic Automotive Photography for the images.
CALLUM MACLEOD AT oulton park
Easter Weekend saw the first and second rounds of the 2019 British GT Championship begin under glorious sunshine.
The crowds flocked to the picturesque Oulton Park circuit to see the highly competitive grid form. An amazing Saturday qualifying saw Ian Loggie place the Ram Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 on Pole Position for the first race, Callum placed the Merc in 2nd place for the second race - it was looking so very good for the team
However, Monday’s first race did not go to plan. Ian led from the front but was hit and taken out by the Bentley of Ryan Ratcliffe - ending both of their races. Credit to Ryan who took the blame and gave a full apology - credit to him for that.
The team worked furiously to repair the damage in time for race 2 - and the car was ready to take 2nd place on the grid for race two. Callum was pushed wide into the first corner and settled in in 4th place for the first stint of the race. After pit stops the team were in a great position with Ian behind the wheel, showing the pace of the car and being quicker than all around him. Running slightly wide on to the marbles while trying to pass the Richard Neary Merc left Ian off the track and dropping down to 9th but managed to bring home the car in 7th.
Not an ideal start but the car certainly had the pace and proved that both Callum and Ian will be ones to watch this season.
Great work by the whole team at Ram Racing throughout the weekend proves that this will be a formidable combination.
Thanks to Gary at Xynamic Automotive Photography for the images.
You can view the images from the day in the gallery below.
CALLUM MACLEOD AT THE BRITISH GT MEDIA DAY
The British GT Media Day was held at the Donington Park circuit for the 2019 season.
You can view the images from the day in the gallery below.
Photos courtesy of Gary at Xynamic Automotive Photography.
KRAFTWERK TOOLS UK with callum macleod
Our first video with Callum Macleod of 2019 is now ready to view. This is a great introduction to the car he and Ian Loggie will be driving with RAM Racing in the British GT Championship this season.
We are delighted to continue our relationship with Callum Macleod into 2019. We worked closely with Callum during 2018 in the British GT Championship. Callum was driving the Team Parker Bentley Continental GT3 with Ian Loggie and was continually posting quickest times throughout the season. Unfortunately the year did not yield the results it should have done but the Bentley and it’s drivers certainly confirmed their pace.
Below is a small video shot by our media partner, Whole Tone Media, from a test day with Team Parker Racing at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk.
2019 brings a new challenge for Callum and Ian as they switch cars and teams for the British GT Championship. They will be racing the Mercedes AMG GT3 with RAM Racing and we cannot wait to see (and hear) this beast in action.