The final round of the British GT Championship headed into Donington Park this weekend. The weekend started off with Attard and Sims only 2 points ahead of second place Adam and Howard.
Qualifying didn’t go to plan for last years winners and 2015 front runners Ecurie Ecosse BMW who qualified in fifth. Their championship rivals Beechdean 007 driven by Adam and Howard qualified in second.
Heading into the two hour race all front runners were focused on lifting the trophy. The GT4 Championship had already been decided at Snetterton so the pressure was off for Beechdean’s Chadwick and Gunn.
The start of the race saw Howard fall down to fifth position on the first lap. Pole sitter Jarman in the #27 Aston continued to lead the race ahead of Mowle, Attard and Johnston. Disaster started early on in the race when Championship leaders spun out at the last corner dropping down into 13th position.
More drama unfolded between third and fourth in the Championship when Mowle and Griffin made contact. Dropping the #6 Aston down the order and forcing them to pit and retire with only twenty minutes of the race completed. A few moments later #1 BMW driven by Sims made contact and hit the wall and they were forced to retire, giving away their Championship lead and losing the championship before the race had even hit the half way stage.
Once the pit window opened Beechdean 007 Aston had to ensure they took their 20 second Penalty for their race win at Snetterton.
The second half of the race was led by #17 driven by Bell ahead of #27 driven by Fannin where their race was pretty consistent until the end and remained in first and second place.
The #888 BMW who took third place in the race couldn’t do enough to beat #007 who took fifth in the race to secure their Championship title.
The winner of the GT4 race was #62 Academy Motorsport Aston driven by Daniel Lloyd and Chris Webster who both had a fantastic race especially as it was Lloyd’s first drive in the Aston. Second place in the race went to #43 Century Motorsport Ginetta driven by Nathan Freke and Ian Stinton. The final podium position was taken by #61 Academy Motorsport driven by Dennis Strandberg and Will Moore.