September 21st

British GT title to be decided at Donington this weekend

The British GT title battles will be decided at Donington Park this weekend, with a grid full of exotic sports cars set to do battle for the final time in 2017.

This is one of the world’s top sports car racing series, with 30 cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes and Porsche competing in this weekend’s two hour race.

This year’s GT3-category title is to be decided between Leicestershire’s Team Parker Racing, running a thunderous Bentley Continental, and the Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan. Both crews are separated by just 10.5 points, so it’s literally a case of whoever wins the race becomes champion!

The East Midlands connection continues, for Nottingham’s rock star racer Rick Parfitt Jr is at the controls of the Bentley, sharing with former single seater ace Seb Morris. But the Lamborghini is a formidable opponent, with its drivers Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen having won four races this year, and have also led each race at some point in 2017! It’s going to be close, tense and unmissable in this winner takes-all contest!

British GT4 honours are also at stake, with two crews in with a chance of taking the title, and with both driving a British-built Ginetta, it should be equally tight!

As well as the GT title scraps, the BRDC British F3 Championship shares the headline event status, with an international line-up of drivers all desperate to break into F1. Britain’s Enaam Ahmed has overcome all rivals this year and has already claimed the title. Big names are talking about him as a star of the future, so don’t miss what could be the final opportunity to see him in action in Britain before he moves onto European competition next year.

Further sports car racing will come from the Ginetta GT5 Challenge and Ginetta Racing Drivers Club, while racy tin tops will compete in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and MINI Challenge. Action is completed by the OSS Championship for dramatic sports prototype machines.

Donington Park Managing Director Christopher Tate commented: “The concluding round of the British GT Championship is always a thriller, and we are greatly looking forward to what should be a very exciting weekend of racing. It’s our final major motorsport event for us in what has been a momentous 40th anniversary season, in which we’ve looked back on our fabulous history while also taking big strides to making Donington very much a venue for the future too.”

Tickets for the British GT and BRDC British F3 Championships at Donington Park this weekend (23-24 September) are available upon arrival at the circuit, priced at £15 for Saturday, £20 for Sunday or £30 for the full weekend, with children aged 13 and under going free. For more information click here

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