Perfect Weekend For Basey-Fisher At Brands Hatch


A clean sweep of the acolades at Brands Hatch saw Oliver Basey-Fisher jump himself right into championship contention, setting up a tense three-way battle for the Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge championship title.

The Academy Motorsport driver was completely unstoppable at the Kent circuit, wrapping up pole position before going on claim all three wins with the additional bonus of three fastest laps completing the perfect weekend.

The 18-year-old made his moves on Jake Giddings count in the dying stages of races one and two of the weekend, snatching the second on the run to the line to inch his third win of the season by just 0.097s. The third and final race was a more dominant display as Basey-Fisher romped to victory by over six seconds, the weekend launching Basey-Fisher up into title contention.

With three races to go and championship leader Brad Bailey suffering in an incident at the start race two that dampened his weekend, the top three drivers in the championship are now separated by just three points, Basey-Fisher grateful to his squad following the best possible weekend. 

“It doesn’t get much better than this”, said the dominant Basey-Fisher. “It’s been an absolutely outstanding weekend from start to finish, qualifying went perfectly for us and the car was faultless, the guys at Academy Motorsport did a fantastic job.

“The races were hard work but to come away with all three wins, and the fastest lap in each, really is more than we could have hoped for. I was aiming to challenge for a top three championship finish before the weekend started, now we’re right in the fight for the title – fantastic!”
 
Basey-Fisher’s whitewash of Brands Hatch now sets up a sensational finale at Donington Park on October 5/6, with the former Ginetta Junior racer now just three points behind championship leader Bailey with Will Burns just two points from the top spot, Basey-Fisher already eagerly awaiting the challenge lying ahead.
 
“I really can’t wait for Donington”, he added. “After such a fantastic weekend I’d like to be back in the car tomorrow!
 
“It’s a shame there’s such a big break in the calendar now before the final three races, it just means there’s plenty of time to prepare as well as possible though. It should be a great finale to the season, it really is all to play for.”
 
Championship standings with one round to go:
 
1) Brad Bailey – 431 points
 
2) Will Burns – 429 points
 
3) Oli Basey-Fisher – 428 points
 
4) David Pittard – 346 points
 
5) Luke Davenport – 326 points