British GT: Donington decider preview
British GT 2015 season ends this weekend with a two-hour race at Donington Park. Season finale couldn’t have been more exciting as four crews could win the championship title in GT3 class just points at stake.
Reigning champions Marco Attard and Alexander Sims (Ecurie Ecosse) are on top of the rankings, but just two points ahead of Jonathan Adam and Andrew Howard (Beechdean AMR). Ecurie Ecosse pair in their BMW Z4 GT3 won two races this season, while Beechdean duo in their Aston Martin Vantage were the winners three times, but Sims and Attard were more consistent and better in the races with more points on stake.
Liam Griffin and Rory Butcher (Oman Racing Team) are third in the championship standings, 20 points behind the leaders. They also won two races so far and pressure on them won’t be so high as on the main title contenders. Same stands for Triple Eight Racing’s pair Lee Mowle and Joe Osborne as they are 32.5 points behind Sims and Attard.
There is so many scenarios and combinations before the decisive race, so we could hardly imagine a more dramatic end of this season. Except on the title contenders, attention should be on few more crews, especially on TF Sport as their cars had podium finishes in the last three races.
The GT3 Teams’ Championship will also be decided at Donington. Barwell Motorsport enjoys an 11 point lead, but will be fully aware of the threat posed by Oman Racing Team whose lead car of Griffin and Butcher must go all out to beat Attard and Sims.
Situation in GT4 class is clear after Beechdean AMR youngsters Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn secured title at Snetterton in the previous round. But there is still plenty to play for between the ISSY Racing Lotus Evora of Oz Yusuf and Gavan Kershaw, Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson’s Optimum Motorsport Ginetta, and similar Tolman Motorsport-run G55 driven by David Pattison and Luke Davenport.