All to race for as TF Sport look to defend their British GT GT4 Championship credentials

Monday, November 02, 2020


With the final round of the 2020 British GT Championship this weekend at Silverstone now having been given the green light from the Government, we can now look forward to what that final event means in terms of Championship battles.

Forget for a moment the plethora of top names, teams and cars being dropped into the hat in time for this final three hour bash around the Northamptonshire circuit that is the Silverstone 500, as they (although much welcomed additions to the ‘party’) are just one off entries to the Championship. With also the national ‘lockdown 2’ saga grabbing all the news headlines so far this week – it is the two, full season entries from TF Sport that warrant all of our attention as they have the small matter of the GT4 Silver Cup, GT4 Drivers and GT4 Teams Championship titles to settle!

It is still the TF Sport #97 crew of Jamie Caroline and Dan Vaughan who feature prominently at the top of both the GT4 Silver Cup and GT4 Drivers tables going into this final round having enjoyed a consistently high and steady points scoring approach across the eight races so far to lead each Championship by just a handful of points. Their sister #95 car of Connor O’Brien and Patrick Kibble have had their own multiple moments on the podium but have also suffered from adversity and other peoples accidents like at Oulton Park and that unfortunate ‘blue on blue’ incident at Brands Hatch which, as a result places them with the most to do out of the two bright yellow TF Sport Aston Martin Racing runners as they lie twenty points down the Silver Cup and thirteen points down in the GT4 Drivers table to their stable mates.

The TF Sport cars main rivals co-incidentally enough involve two former AMR drivers from 2019 in the form of Patrik Matthiessen with Jordan Collard aboard the #58 HHC McLaren and Matt Cowley aboard the Academy Motorsport Ford Mustang although Cowley would need something nearing a minor miracle in the form of multiple DNF’s for the cars ahead of him in the Championships for him to overcome his larger points deficits - but then stranger things have happened before!

In the GT4 Team Championship, it’s a straight forward two horse race between both TF Sport and the HHC McLaren team with just twenty seven points between them in the favour of Tom Ferrier’s squad and with this final round paying out the larger 37.5 points to the winning cars in each class – it is certainly still all to race for on Sunday.

With the trails of tribulations of what has been a very difficult season for all of the full season runners, what first appeared to be a total disaster for the Championship back in April has in fact produced another exceptional season of racing with action and drama never too far away, all of which (in an average season at least) that would have taken us to yet another #DoningtonDecider. This time around, everything wraps up this weekend from Middle England where things will be (hopefully) not too chilly for the few allowed to be there.

Obviously, we wish both TF Sport cars well at the final race but we will have to wait until Wednesday to see just who else they will be sharing the track with!!

Photo credits - TF Sport / Jacob Ebrey

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