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British GT GT4 Battle Nears Conclusion With Silverstone Enduro

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Team WFR drivers Jody Fannin and Warren Hughes could clinch the GT4 class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this weekend at Silverstone.

The pair, who have already scored six wins this season need only finish fourth to mathematically ensure themselves of the trophy this season, regardless of what Zoe Wenham – the Century Motorsport driver their nearest challenger – can do at the Northamptonshire track.

Fannin and Hughes start the weekend with a 60 point advantage with just two rounds remaining in the 2012 season. Though both the final two race – this weekend’s three hour race and the two hour finale at Donington Park – offer more points than a standard one hour race Wenham needs to score two wins with her co-driver Dominic Evans in order to stand any chance of clinching the title in her first season of GT racing.

For their part Fannin and Hughes need to score just 15.5 points to clinch the title and with 18 points on offer for fourth place even missing the podium could end in celebration for the pairing.

But, with this weekend’s race at Silverstone the centre-piece of the British GT season the title battle will have to fight for space with the biggest GT4 field of the season.

APO Sport and Optimum Motorsports both enter their own Ginetta G50, the former hoping for a strong weekend on their home track.

Jota’s Mazda MX-5 continues the season while Steve Chaplin returns after his debut at Snetterton in the Complete Racing Aston Martin GT4. Chaplin stood on the podium in both races at Snetterton when paired with Phil Keen, but with Keen called up by Trackspeed to partner David Ashburn in the GT3 Porsche, Chaplin’s fellow VW Racing Cup competitor Mike Kurton steps in for Silverstone.

The Checkered Flag will have live coverage of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with qualifying at 4:35pm on Saturday, the race starting at 11:40am on Sunday.

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