Igoe and Keen claim #DoningtonDecider pole as Steller laps leave Williams and Fielding on top in GT4

Igoe and Keen claim #DoningtonDecider pole as Steller laps leave Williams and Fielding on top in GT4

17.10.2021: Intelligent Money British GT Championship Donington Park Saturday, October 16th 2021 - FOUR OF GT3'S FIVE TITLE CONTENDERS START IN THE TOP-SIX


Intelligent Money British GT Championship
Donington Park
Saturday, October 16th 2021




- FOUR OF GT3'S FIVE TITLE CONTENDERS START IN THE TOP-SIX


-  CAROLINE SETS FASTEST INDIVIDUAL GT4 TIME
 



Michael Igoe and Phil Keen will start tomorrow's Intelligent Money British GT Championship #DoningtonDecider from pole position after topping both GT3 sessions in their WPI Motorsport Lamborghini, while Steller Motorsport's Audi shared by Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding was similarly impressive en route to GT4 top spot.
 


But there was almost disaster for championship leader Leo Machitski who was fortunate to escape from the gravel trap and set a representative lap time after losing control at the Fogarty Esses. The Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini he shares with Dennis Lind lines up sixth overall tomorrow.
 


In GT4, Steller scored its second pole of the season in dominant fashion by lapping a combined 0.5s faster than Team Rocket RJN's Michael Benyahia and Alain Valente. Toyota Gazoo Racing UK's Supra was best of the Pro-Am title contenders in fifth thanks to Jamie Caroline's fastest individual time.
 






DONINGTON PARK TIMETABLE


Sunday 17 October

09:40 – 09:55: Warm-up
11:55 – 12:25: Pitwalk and autograph session
13:00 – 15:00: #DoningtonDecider



LAP RECORDS


GT3 – 1m27.529s – Phil Keen – Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan – 2020
GT4 – 1m35.803s – Patrick Kibble – TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage – 2020



PITSTOP SPECIFICS - TWO-HOUR RACE



NEW FOR 2021: The number of driver changes are free but there are minimum and maximum total drive times for the starting driver. In GT4 starting drivers must complete a minimum of 58 minutes, while in GT3 this rises to 62 minutes. All classes share the same maximum starting drive time of 70 minutes.


Mandatory Pitstop Times (pit-in to pit-out)
GT3: 110s | GT4: 140s



Pitstop Success Penalties


20s – #18 WPI Motorsport – Michael Igoe & Phil Keen
15s – #1 Barwell Motorsport – Adam Balon & Sandy Mitchell
10s – #6 RAM Racing – Ian Loggie & Yelmer Buurman
20s – #57 Century Motorsport – Will Burns & Gus Burton
15s – #2 Team Rocket RJN – James Kell & Jordan Collard
10s – #61 Academy Motorsport – Will Moore and Matt Cowley



All GT4 Silver Cup entries must serve an additional 26s during their mandatory driver changes and carry 25kg of ballast.
 




- Tom Hornsby, photo SRO

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