British GT gear up for Round 2 at Rockingham

Friday, April 28, 2017

Just two weeks after the opening races of the 2017 season, cars from the British GT Championship will this weekend compete at the first two hour enduro of the season as well as supporting a young man facing new life challenges.

The 30 car grid, made up of 12 GT3's and a whopping 18 GT4's will again be populated by just five cars from the Aston Martin Racing stable with a pair of GT3's from TF Sport, another from MacMillan Racing and a single GT4 from each of MacMillan Racing and Academy Motorsport.

Like many other individuals and organisations around the world, this event is being used by the series as a fundraising exercise for Billy Monger, the seventeen year old who lost both of his lower legs after a horrifying F4 crash at Donington on the same weekend as the BGT season opener.

The cars will adorn #BillyWhizz windscreen banners for the event as well as donations being sought from those attending - £1.00 as a pit walk donation is after all not much to ask.

Perhaps, we may even get to have some of the funds raised to help another member of the motorsport family, Craig Walker who also suffered life changing injuries at a tin top meeting at Castle Comb just 24 hours after Billy's accident. His fundraising page can be found HERE

Please help as much both as you can.

Getting back to the race, defending GT3 champions TF Sport will certainly be looking to halt the race winning progress of that #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini after they ran away at Oulton Park to secure two commanding race wins and despite securing 50% of the GT3 podiums you can bet that Jonny Adam/Derek Johnston and Mark Farmer/Jon Barnes will all be looking to improve.

The two cars from MacMillan Racing will each be looking for a bit more from Lady Luck after the GT3 of James Littlejohn and Mitchell boiled over on the grid for race 1 for a DNF and the GT4 of Jonck and Will Phillips was involved in some bumping and grinding in the chaotic GT4 pack in both races.

The remaining AMR car of Academy Motorsport's Matt Nichol-Jones and Will Moore will have to smarten up their driving after they were excluded from the results of Race 1 despite crossing the line third in class. They were then involved in a further first corner incident in Race 2 that ended their efforts there an then.

The two hour race starts after the customary lunch time pit walk at 13.10hrs but for those unable to attend don't forget to tune into Freeview Channel #91 or Sky #468 for live coverage on Frontrunner TV

Photo credits - British GT
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