Though just half a point divides MTECH men Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron from championship leader David Ashburn, there is no hint of simply racing for points as the pair prepare for the penultimate race of the season at Silverstone.
With extra points – one and a half times that of the series’ regular 60 minute races – on offer for the three hour race at the British Grand Prix venue this weekend could go a long way to decide whether Griffin and Cameron finally clinch the title they have challenged for consistently over recent seasons.
In the final month of the championship Griffin and Cameron are one of seven different winners this year, but are still striving to be just the second pairing to stand atop the podium twice.
“Of course Iʼm aware of the championship position,” said Griffin, who returns to Silverstone a fortnight after winning his class at the Six Hours of Silverstone. “We canʼt win the title at Silverstone but we can lose it with a non-finish. Nevertheless, both Duncan and I feel exactly the same about this; weʼll be racing to win on Sunday and weʼll look at the points table afterwards.”
The Ferrari 458 GT3 drivers battled through the series’ previous meeting at Snetterton, Cameron coping admirably with a severe brake problem in the closing stages of the second race to salvage four points for eighth in class, clawing back ground to Ashburn ahead after the points leaders’ car retired early.
It is almost impossible for the title to be wrapped up at Silverstone, with the title race almost certain to be decided at Donington Park at the end of the month, where extra points will again on the line in a two hour encounter.
“With so many points still to play for but just two races to go there is no place for complacency as far as the Championship is concerned,” said team owner Mike Edmonds. “However, both Duncan and Matt know exactly what they want to achieve this weekend and from the MTECH teamʼs point of view weʼll be making sure we give them the best car and opportunity to do so.”