Complete Racing take GT4 win at Rockingham

Friday, May 10, 2013

Aston Martin Racing customer team Complete Racing won the British GT Championship GT4 class at Rockingham yesterday (6 May) despite some challenges and tough competition from its rivals.

The team arrived at Rockingham with hopes pinned on a successful weekend following a disappointing first round at Oulton Park. Despite putting its Vantage GT4 on pole, the weekend ended with a DNF in both races because of a collision in race one.

With the car rebuilt but not tested, drivers Steve Chaplain and Tom Wilson and their team headed to Rockingham and used the two warm up sessions to get the car set up for the race. Tom completed qualifying and started the car from fifth on the grid.

“We knew we had it all to do in the race,” comments Steve Chaplain. “But the Aston Martin GT4 is such a great car that we were confident we could achieve a good finish.

“Tom started very well and did well to avoid all of the incidents out on track. After an hour, he handed the car over to me in second place. He’d been closing the gap on the leader at more than a second a lap so I had to just continue in the same way. When the leader pitted he came out behind us and we took the win.”

Complete Racing bought the car in 2012 and completed two rounds of the championship at Silverstone
and Snetterton. This year they are making a full-scale attack on winning the championship and Steve is confident they have the car to do it with.

“The Vantage GT4 is the car I always wanted to race,” he continues. “For me, it’s a proper GT car, the only GT car to have for an endurance race in the market place today. It sets the benchmark for where GT4 cars should be.”

The British GT Championship continues at Silverstone on 25 May. Follow Complete Racing’s progress on the Facebook page or at

Aston Martin Racing
Image Richard Leach
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Sphinn
  • Propeller
  • Slashdot
  • Netvibes