British GT returns with a trip to Spa

Monday, July 03, 2017

The British GT Champion makes a welcome return to the racetrack after their short summer break with their annual pilgrimage this weekend to the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

Four weeks after the last round of the Championship at Silverstone in early June, the SRO sanctioned series will be taking 34 competitive entries with them across the Channel to make a grid of 14 GT3's and 20 GT4 cars representing the first time that a GT4 grid has significantly out numbered the more powerful GT3 field without the presence of another series entry.

That GT3 entry itself has also bolstered by a handful of Blancpain GT Series cars preparing for the Spa24 in a few weeks time.

Full entry details can be found HERE

The MacMillan Racing GT3 duo of Jack Mitchell and James Littlejohn will be looking to 'hit the infamous track running' to capitalise fully on their recent run of podium successes both last time out at Silverstone and the time before that at Snetterton.

For TF Sport's Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes, fond memories will be had of their visit last year to the track where they scooped a commanding maiden race win together - a similar repeat would do their championship aspirations no harm at all after an indifferent opening half to the season.

Team mates Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston will be hoping that they will have found and put their own demons to bed after a very difficult and painful race at Silverstone with no power steering for most of the race.

Back into the (even more so) competitive GT4 class, Academy Motorsport will have left Northamptonshire on the 'crest of a wave' having secured a second place finish after an unusual race double header for Matt Nichol Jones and Will Moore with both British GT and the European GT4 Series on the same weekend.

Finally, but by no means least , the MacMillan pairing of Jan Jonck and Will Phillips will be hoping that their own path of success has now been paved after their best performance to date last time out at Silverstone when the pairing spent most of the race in a podium position before just dropping away to finish P4 in class at the end (excluding the presence of the invitational Lotus entry). Seeing some of crew at Le Mans last month, at least they can afford a smile at the moment!

With the British GT Championship featuring at Spa in support of the 25hour VW Fun Cup race, both races will take place this SATURDAY.

Friday 7 July
09:00 - 10:00: Free Practice 1

11:30 - 12:30: Free Practice 2

16:15 - 16:25: Qualifying - GT3 Am

16:30 - 16:40: Qualifying - GT3 Pro

16:45 - 16:55: Qualifying - GT4 Am

17:00 - 17:10: Qualifying - GT4 Pro

Saturday 8 July

09:20 - 10:20: Race 1

13:00 - 14:00: Race 2

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