Brands Hatch 'Another Win'

by Graham

Another exciting weekend of British GT Racing is over. This weekend saw the British GT arrive at Brands Hatch for the penultimate race of the season and with Graham and Jonny needing a win to keep their championship hopes alive and with a strong performance in qualifying saw the team on P4 of the grid and with a great oppert ahead of race day.

Sunday,10am race day. Morning practice and Graham and Jonny seem to have the pace with some seriously quick lap times and the car looks to be set up perfectly ahead of the race.

13:00 hours and the cars are lined up and ready for the warm up lap, all eyes at the Reg Switch HQ are focused on the #47 Aston Martin of the TF Sport team. As the pace car sets off to take the cars round for the warm up lap the excitement builds and we shift to the edge of our seats waiting for the rolling start and the cars to start fighting for position.

And they're off. Graham battles with the cars in front and at the first corner Oliver Wilkinson has moved from 2nd to 1st and Graham is now side by side with the pole McLaren of Balfe fighting for 2nd spot, after some close action Graham has came out on top to find himself in 2nd. after moving up two positions he has his sights set on Wilkinson who has gained a few second lead. For the next 20mins Graham defend's his position from the McLaren, just in front there is an incident with the race Leader while passing back markers which gives Graham the oppertunity to steal the number one spot and with a clear track he starts to gain some time on the packA bad accident has the saftey car out for 10mis and with the chasing cars stuck behind traffic when the race restarts allows Graham to race off and start gaining a decent lead before coming into the pits for the change over with Jonny.

2nd stint and Jonny is out in front and has most of his race trouble free and gains a good enough lead to take caution and concentrate on bringing the car home for the victory and those much needed points.

With some last lap action seeing both championship leaders (Lamborghini team mates) battle for the championship lead after half an hour of close racing action and many overtaking attempts finally the #72 Lamborghini of Keen made his move on team mate Cocker in the #69 Lamborghini and this time making it stick but resulted in his team mate loosing a further 4 positions landing him in 8th and lost him vital championship points and allowing Davidson and Adam to take second spot in the championship.

With things now looking like a three car race heading into the last race at Donnington it will no doubt be an exciting, edge of the seat finally between the Aston and both Lamborghini's.

and the most exciting part for me is that i will be there track side to cheer the Aston to what i hope is the championship win, how would that be for my first British GT experience. I CANNOT WAIT.


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