British GT 2019 hits its halfway mark with first of two Donington outings

British GT 2019 hits its halfway mark with first of two Donington outings

17.06.2019: > 41 cars confirmed for full GP layout > GT3: Barwell still out front despite Silverstone setback > GT4: Seven points covers top-five crews and four ma

> 41 cars confirmed for full GP layout

> GT3: Barwell still out front despite Silverstone setback

> GT4: Seven points covers top-five crews and four manufacturers




Here we go again! British GT’s 2019 campaign reaches its halfway mark at Donington Park this weekend with the dust having barely settled on a thrilling Silverstone 500.


And just like Silverstone, a monster entry comprising 41 cars is heading to Leicestershire for the season’s first two-hour race. It’s also the first time since 2011 that Donington has hosted a British GT round outside of its traditional end-of-year slot, meaning – for once – neither the GT3 or GT4 championships are on the line.



Nevertheless, there’s still a bagful of points to play for in both classes around the 2.487-mile, 12-turn GP layout.





LIVE COVERAGE


Watch Sunday’s race live on British GT’s social media platforms and website, as well as SRO’s GT World Youtube channel. A selection of support races will also be streamed on BritishGT.com/live.




DONINGTON TIMETABLE


Saturday 22 June

09:40 – 10:40: Free Practice 1
11:50 – 12:50: Free Practice 2
15:35 – 15:45: Qualifying – GT3 Am
15:49 – 15:59: Qualifying – GT3 Pro
16:03 – 16:13: Qualifying – GT4 Am
16:18 – 16:28: Qualifying – GT4 Pro


Sunday 23 June


09:40 – 09:50: Warm-up
12:15 – 12:35: Pitwalk and autograph session
13:10 – 15:10: Race



LAP RECORDS



GT3 – 1m28.196s – Nicki Thiim – TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 – 2018
GT4 – 1m36.102s – Daniel Mckay – Equipe Verschuur McLaren 570S GT4 – 2018




PITSTOP SPECIFICS


Pitstop Success Penalties – GT3


20s – #6 RAM Racing Mercedes-AMG – Loggie/Macleod
15s – #2 TF Sport Aston Martin – Farmer/Thiim
10s – #18 WPI Motorsport Lamborghini – Igoe/Lind


Pitstop Success Penalties – GT4


20s – #66 Team Parker Racing Mercedes-AMG – Jones/Malvern
15s – #11 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin – Fletcher/Plowman
10s – #97 TF Sport Aston Martin – Canning/Hand
05s – #19 Multimatic Motorsports Ford – Hoy/Johnson (full driver change)


The minimum drive time of the starting driver is 60 minutes.



Mandatory Pitstop Times (pit-in to pit-out; time doesn’t include Success Penalties)
GT3: 110s | GT4: 145s


All Silver Cup-entered GT4 cars will serve an additional 26 seconds during each mandatory pitstop and carry 20kg extra ballast. GT3 Silver Cup entries carry 30kg extra ballast but do not serve an additional pitstop time.
 



  

   
- Benjamin Franssovici, photo SRO

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