This live blog will be updated throughout the two hour Avon Tyres British GT Championship race at Donington Park, the final round of the season with the GT3 and GT4 class titles still to be decided.
The British GT field is just starting to make its way out to the grid for the season finale.
It’s a two hour race to end the season with the two teams capable to giving their drivers the title.
And wouldn’t you know it – they start the race side by side. the #4 Aston of Ahmad Al Harthy on pole alongside the #79 Ecurie Ecosse BMW to be started by Marco Attard.
Cars are pulling away from the grid. We’ll start racing in 2.5 miles’ times
And they’re away. Al Harthy takes the lead from an ominously smoky Ecurie Ecosse BMW
Al Harthy leads Attard and Liam Griffin through lap one. That BMW is still trailing smoke.
The Jones brothers McLaren is off at the Old Hairpin, they will not complete the opening lap of the race
Oz Yusef is holding the GT4 lead from pole in the ISSY Racing Lotus
The smoke appears to be having no effect on Attard. He’s closing in on Al Harthy for the lead
After three laps the gap is just 0.8 seconds. Al Harthy needs to build a lead in his stint to absorb the longer pitstop they must complete after finishing second at Brands
The Jones McLaren has made it back to the pitlane.
Change in GT4, Yusef has dropped to rear of the field, Andrew Jarman taking up the lead
Andrew Howard has spun into the gravel at the chicane. The 2013 champion departs with a whimper
The change in GT4 has done little to effect the class points, champions elect Beechdean AMR running second in class, safely in position to take the title
Jody Firth in the #8 Triple Eight BMW is another earlt spinner, falling from the top ten
Al Harthy, meanwhile, has pulled out a 2.7 second lead over Attard, the Ecurie Ecosse BMW has stopped smoking
The front three in GT4 are nose to tail, the championship contenders first and second ahead of Rick Parfitt Jr in the Century Motorsport Ginetta
Marco Attard Pits!!
He was in the middle of a gaggle of traffic. Contact?
The car is being spun into the garage!
Now, the question becomes can Al Harthy and Michael Caine win the race?
The skirmish behind has inflated Al Harthy’s lead to 7.7 seconds with 18 minutes of the race gone
It’s also now an Oman Racing Team 1-2 with Liam Griffin second, now 8.6 seconds behind
Oz Yusef’s Lotus has just crawled past the pits before pulling off the track at Redgate
Marco Attard suggests a gearbox problem talking to the track commentators
Gary Eastwood moves up to 4th, passing both Mark Patterson and Derek Johnston in a single lap.
Half and hour in Al Harthy leads by 9.9 seconds from Griffin, Jon Minshaw’s Porsche third them Eastwood, Johnston and Patterson.
David Ashburn, who will make way for Nick Tandy is 10th, 34 seconds off the lead
Patterson and Paul White have spun at the chicane. I suspect contact
White brings the Strata 21 Aston with a flat right-front tyre
Eastwood has caught Minshaw, now pressuring the Porsche man for 3rd
The front of the GT4 class remains close, Andrew Jarman 0.7s ahead of Beechdean’s Ross Wylie
10 minutes until the pit window opens and the lead has gone out to 15 seconds. Is Liam Griffin backing off to help his Oman Racing teammate?
17 seconds the lead now, Griffin fending off the combined efforts of Minshaw, Eastwood and Johnston to keep hold of second place
Three minutes until the pit window opens. Al Harthy leads the second placed pack by 18.2 seconds
Rick Parfitt Jr has taken second in GT4 from Ross Wylie. No worry, Wylie has plenty of room in the results to finish third and still take the title
Now Parfitt takes the class lead, Andrew Jarman drops from the lead to 3rd behind Wylie
The pit window is now open. Who takes the early opportunity?
Gary Eastwood is the first of the top me to come in, handing the FF Corse car off to Ollie Hancock
Derek Johnston and Mark Patterson also early stoppers from the top ten
Griffin and Minshaw pit together, the Porsche should be out ahead, the Aston team having to serve a longer stop after finishing on the podium in the previous race
Al Harthy remains on track, now 23 seconds ahead of Pasin Lathouras
Al Harthy pits just a minute before the half way mark
Pasin Lathouras stays out for at least another lap
Michael Caine gets out ahead of Phil Keen’s Porsched, but the lead is – needless to say – much reduced
Lathouras pits from the lead. He almost tripped over Steven Kane in the Bentley as he came in
The margin between Caine and Keen is just 2.8 seconds
Morten Dons has picked up the GT4 lead with TF Spport man Devon Modell second.
So, Caine leads Keen by 3.1 seconds. Then its Ollie Hancock, Rory Butcher and Richard Lyons
Caine edges away again, another tenth of a second to top up his lead
Caine has lost a second of his lead in GT4 traffic, but gernally his and Keen’s lap times are very similar at the moment
The #88 BMW pitss with right-rear damage. Michael Caine’s Aston has a little front end damage to match.
Caine’s lead is cut by another 0.2 seconds as a result, Keen just 1.9 in arrears now
The lead is now 1.4 seconds with 40 seconds of the race remaining
Ollie Hancock is closing on the top two, nearly a second faster in the FF Corse Ferrari
Keen is now only half a second behind, Hancock another 1.7 seconds back
Top three now split by 1.5 seconds. Matt Bell is a relatively distant third, 13 seconds behind. 31 minutes of the race remaining
Hancock now launching an attack on Keen for second. Will this allow Caine to make an escape
0.7 seconds between the top three!! 25 minutes to go!
Whisper it quietly. It might be raining
Phil Keen leads the race. Caine now battling Hancock to keep second
That would give Marco Attard the title!!
Caine is back to third now
20 minutes to go
Keen’s lead is 1.2 seconds over Hancock. Caine third with Matt Bell ctahcing in 4th
The chances of rain seem to have blown themselves out
Morten Dons pits from the GT4 lead, Devon Modell picking up the lead of the class
Bell is right on the tail of Caine for third place. 12 minutes to go
Beechdean AMR GT4 in the pitlane. Late dram in the GT4 points race
Bell takes third place from Michael Caine, their title chances slipping into the distance.
the extra stop has dropped Jake Giddings in the GT4 Beechdean down to 5th. But they would still win the championship
Devon Modell has spun the TF Sport Aston out of the class lead. Tom Oliphant claims the lead in the Century Motorsport Ginetta G55
Phil Keen begins what should be the last lap, 2.2 seconds ahead of Ollie Hancock
The checkered flag greets Phil Keen to signal victory. Ollie Hancock comes home 2nd, Bell 3rd and Michael Caine fourth
Marco Attard is the 2014 British GT Champion!!
Tom Oliphant claims GT4 victory, but the class title goes to Beechdean AMR’s Jake Giddings and Ross Wylie
That’s it for our live coverage of the race, and the season. We’ll have a full race report online later today.