British GT4 ahead of Donington Park - Battle royale brewing

British GT4 ahead of Donington Park - Battle royale brewing

10.10.2022: 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship Donington Park 13-16 October 2022 There’s history to be made everywhere you look in the GT4 title battle, which is far closer than the current points table would suggest and, on paper at least, l

2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship
Donington Park
13-16 October 2022

There’s history to be made everywhere you look in the GT4 title battle, which is far closer than the current points table would suggest and, on paper at least, likely to provide greater drama than its GT3 equivalent.

Topham and Turner undoubtedly have the upper hand, both in terms of points already accrued and pitstop time loss.

Newbridge’s Aston Martin duo won the Pro-Am crown at Donington 12 months ago and could become the first such crew to also clinch the overall title since Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson in 2016.

They start with a handy 12.5-point lead over Williams and Fielding who will also remain stationary for 21 seconds longer during their pitstop by dint of a 15-second Success Penalty and the additional 26-second Silver handicap. That’s a lot to overcome without a fortuitously timed Safety Car, the likes of which played into Topham and Turner’s hands last time out.

However, Steller’s crew has invariably started near the sharp end this year thanks primarily to Fielding who has established himself as GT4’s consistently quickest driver. And any misstep from Newbridge could leave the door ajar for Audi to claim its first-ever overall British GT title.

The outsiders would appear to be R Racing’s Miller and Day who arrive at Donington 20.5 points behind Newbridge. The teenagers must therefore first and foremost finish on the podium if they’re to have any chance of outscoring their championship rivals.

And you wouldn’t bet against it given their current form, which includes two wins in the past four races. What’s more, their aggregate pitstop time deficit to Newbridge works out at just six seconds – an amount that can be easily overcome with a fast opening stint.

Yes, their points difference appears daunting. But there is every chance this year’s title battle will boil down to the closing moments of this year’s campaign. Should they prevail, Miller and Day – who will be a combined 34 years and 11 days old on raceday – would smash Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton’s record for the youngest crew to win any British GT title by more than a year.

Of course, all of the above is also subject to GT4’s other competitors who have pride and personal glory to play for at the season finale.

Two entries in particular – Century’s BMW shared by Jack Brown and outgoing champion Will Burns, plus the Academy Mustang of Matt Cowley and Marco Signoretti – are bound to be in contention. Indeed, Cowley claimed victory at the same circuit last year with Will Moore who returns to the British GT grid for the first time since that win in a second Ford alongside debutant Erik Evans.

Seb Hopkins and Jamie Orton have got faster as the season has progressed and would dearly love to cap their campaign aboard Team Parker’s Porsche with a first overall class victory, while Toyota Gazoo Racing UK can’t be discounted either.

Changes include Paddock’s McLaren, which went so well at Brands before being punted into retirement, switching from Silver to Pro-Am with the appointment of Kavi Jundu alongside Moh Ritson, and Adam Knight joining Benji Hetherington in Valluga’s Porsche.

Elsewhere, the Pro-Am and Silver titles will also be decided on Sunday.

Topham and Turner have one hand on the Pro-Am trophy but can still be beaten by Team BRIT’s Aaron Morgan and Bobby Trundley. 24.5 points separates them with 37.5 still available.

Silver, meanwhile, is a straight shootout between two overall protagonists. Williams/Fielding lead Miller/Day by 20 points.

- Tom Hornsby  photo SRO


10.10.2022 / MaP

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