British GT3 - Loggie eyeing early title coronation at Brands Hatch

British GT3 - Loggie eyeing early title coronation at Brands Hatch

05.09.2022: INTELLIGENT MONEY BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP Brands - Hatch, 10-11 September 2022 Ongoing appeal aside, Loggie could – ultimately – become the first driver since 2010 to win the British GT3 title with a race to spare. He heads to Bra

Brands - Hatch,
10-11 September 2022

Ongoing appeal aside, Loggie could – ultimately – become the first driver since 2010 to win the British GT3 title with a race to spare. He heads to Brands with an unofficial 39-point lead, although that would become 33 if Spa’s provisional result changes. Both are whopping margins by British GT standards.

Racing without a definitive Spa result also means Loggie’s Success Penalty could change, further complicating the outcome of this weekend’s race and the championship. 10 seconds will be applied if Spa’s result stands and 15 seconds – for moving from third to second place – if the appeal is dismissed.

Either way, his nearest rivals will need to significantly outscore RAM’s #6 Mercedes-AMG if they’re to retain any chance at Donington Park’s season finale next month.

The list is now headed, regardless of the appeal’s outcome, by James Cottingham and Lewis Williamson who finished second on the road at Spa but could yet inherit victory. The latter would result in a 20-second Success Penalty, enough to potentially hand Loggie the title depending on where 2 Seas’ Mercedes-AMG dropped to in the Brands Hatch classification.

Fox Motorsport’s McLaren, meanwhile, is scheduled to serve the maximum handicap after Nick Halstead and Jamie Stanley clinched their first British GT3 wins in Belgium. Neither are realistic overall title contenders but Halstead could yet overturn Loggie’s Pro-Am class lead if Fox’s appeal is upheld.

Other overall contenders include Barwell’s Adam Balon and Sandy Mitchell, and Malykhin and Dorlin (Redline Racing) who are provisionally 0.5 and 1.5 points adrift of Cottingham/Williamson. Loggie, meanwhile, is more than a victory’s worth ahead of all three as things stand.

The 2 Seas, Barwell and Redline pairings must therefore finish ahead of the championship leader to maintain any hope of winning the overall title at Donington.

Malykhin and Dorlin will also have one eye on the Silver-Am championship, which they currently lead by 43.5 points. RAM’s John Ferguson retains an outside opportunity of overturning that deficit, while Stewart and Lewis Proctor (Greystone GT) are mathematical but unlikely contenders. The result of the ongoing appeal will not alter these permutations.

Two GT3 entries missing from Brands and the remainder of the season are WPI’s Lamborghini and Assetto’s Bentley. Both have withdrawn due to their Am drivers’ business commitments.

However, there are new and returning faces courtesy of Andrey Borodin and Ed Pead who team up in a second Greystone GT McLaren, double champion Andrew Howard who joins Sky Tempesta’s Mercedes-AMG, and Century’s Alexander Sims who makes his first British GT start since 2016 alongside debutant Henry Dawes.

Elsewhere, Kelvin Fletcher lines up with Paddock after various showbiz commitments prevented him from racing at Spa and Snetterton.

- Tom Hornsby, photo SRO


05.09.2022 / MaP

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