Brands Hatch Hosts Thrilling British GT Championship Race

    (Brands Hatch, Kent, United Kingdom – September 2022) The penultimate round of the 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship saw a dramatic turn of events at the iconic Brands Hatch circuit, setting the stage for an intense title fight heading into the season finale at Donington Park.

    In the GT3 class, it was a case of agonizing heartbreak for the Team Abba Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 of Sam Neary, who was leading the race on the penultimate lap when a fuel pump failure forced his retirement. This allowed the Enduro Motorsport McLaren 720S of Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton to inherit the lead and take the victory, keeping their slim championship hopes alive.

    “It was a lucky win today, but it’s motorsport and that’s how it goes,” said Clutton. “It’s a cruel game! Morgan did a sterling job and had we not had all of the Safety Cars we would never have been jumped in the stops. Sam Neary did a mega job, I didn’t have an answer to him. Enduro were seamless all weekend and we are now back in the title fight, albeit a little further back, but its British GT, anything can happen…”

    Despite the misfortune for Team Abba, the championship battle remains intriguing, with Ian Loggie still the favorite, but the #42 2 Seas Motorsport Mercedes, the #77 Enduro Motorsport McLaren, and the #72 Barwell Lamborghini all still in contention heading to the Donington Decider.

    In the GT4 class, it was another strong performance from Newbridge Motorsport, with the Aston Martin Vantage AMR of Matt Topham and Darren Turner extending their championship lead. The sister Steller Motorsport Audi R8 of Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding finished a close second, keeping the title fight alive.

    With the championship still wide open in both classes, the stage is set for a thrilling finale at the historic Donington Park circuit in October. Fans of British GT racing are in for a treat as the 2023 season promises to be one of the most competitive and unpredictable in recent memory.

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