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Overnight rain and drizzle throughout the session gave competitors a green track for the first practice of the 2017 24 Hours of Spa race week.
It’s become a fairly common point of view in recent seasons that the Avon Tyres British GT Championship has developed into the best kept secret in British racing. This season, with a grid that continues to grow in strength and depth and with increased TV coverage, the veil of secrecy seems to be lifting.
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In the third in the series of articles in which the TCF regulars cast their eyes over the past 12 months the team recount their choices for the best races of 2012.
At the end of a Donington Park race where the lead on track and the lead in the championship swung wildly over the two hour duration Motorbase Performance pairing Michael Caine and Daniele Perfetti secured the 2012 Avon Tyres British GT title, while in a perfect preview of the 2013 season United Autosports’ two McLarens finished first and third.
This blog will update throughout the qualifying session for the final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship from Donington Park.
Despite running just twelve laps – the least of any team in the GT3 or GT4 classes – Allan Simonsen and the Rosso Verde Ferrari ended the second practice session at Donington Park for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship fastest.
The MTECH duo of Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron made the first steps towards taking the 2012 Avon Tyres British GT Championship title by setting the best lap in the first practice session at Donington Park.
Seven different cars could deliver one or both of their drivers to the 2012 Avon Tyres British GT Championship at this weekend’s season finale at Donington Park. The top five are covered by less than ten points – a margin so slender that a win of any of them will clinch the title regardless of any other teams’ finishing positions.
A near faultless display from drivers Matt Bell and Charles Bateman resulting in United Autosports second win of the year, making it two wins in the three races since the Anglo-American team switched from Audi to McLaren in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
Steve Tandy and Joe Osborne became the first repeat winners in eight races of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, coming out the better of a battle between Trackspeed Porsches with teammates Jon Minshaw and Tim Harvey finishing second after a momentary technical problem late in the race.
On their first Avon Tyres British GT Championship outing in the car Charles Bateman and Matt Bell scored a comfortable victory at Snetterton in the United Autosports McLaren MP4-12C GT3.
Returning the Avon Tyres British GT Championship after a busy few months in the Rolex Series in America Richard Westbrook began the weekend at Snetterton by leading the opening practice session in the Trackspeed Porsche he shares with championship leader David Ashburn.
Jann Mardenborough and Alex Buncombe ensured the run of different winners at the start of this yearâ€™s Avon Tyres British GT Championship was extended to six, Mardenborough taking the checkered flag at the end of the two hour race at Brands Hatch. Just.