Graham Davidson tackles the damp conditions to win round 18 of the GT Cup

by Adam Arbon

Graham Davidson in the GTO class McLaren MP4-12C produced a brilliant drive to win round 18 of the GT Cup Championship at a damp Silverstone.

Pole sitter and championship leader Jordan Witt spun on the opening lap but managed to recover to seventh place. Witt dropped to near the back of the field but managed to use his superior speed to work his way to valuable points.

Mike Wilds and Anthony Wilds topped the GTC class finishing third overall in their Ferrari 458 Challenge with fellow GTC class drivers Andy Demetriou and Piers Masarati in their Porsche 991 GT3 Cup just behind in fourth.

You The GTB class was won by Tom Webb and James Webb in the BMW M3 E46 GTR and finished fifth overall after being overtaken by Demetriou and Masarti in the closing stages.

Ian Goodchild and Rob Gaffney won the GTA class in their Ginetta G55 GT4 albeit they finished down in 14th place. This shows the speed gulf between the different classes.

The brilliant recovery drive from Witt was the main action throughout the race as his superior Bentley Continental GT3 flew past the competition but eventually ran out of time and had to settle for seventh.

Pete Littler managed to fend off the charging Witt in his Aston Martin GT3 to finish sixth, Littler was all on his own for the majority of the race, leaving him to cruise home.

Davidson was obviously delighted with the win but it felt that Witt’s spin handed the victory on a plate for the Jetstream racing driver.

The damp track made visibility very tricky and caused Witt to spin on the opening lap. The field spread out as the superior GTO class machines were in a league of their own.

Webb/Webb’s fifth place could leave Witt vulnerable in the championship especially with the success seconds that he will receive on Sunday.

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