Barwell, Century claim Team’s title
Two 60-minute Intelligent Money British GT Championship races – one dry, the other wet – served up an action packed on Sunday afternoon at Oulton Park where Century Motorsport‘s Will Burns and Gus Burton clinched the GT4 Drivers’ title with a round to spare. Meanwhile, RAM Racing‘s Kevin Tse and Tom Onslow-Cole prevailed in the day’s first encounter before Michael Igoe and Phil Keen (pictured) took full advantage of soaking conditions to take the GT3 Drivers’ Championship battle down to the wire at Donington Park next month.
GT4 saw Matt Topham and Darren Turner win from pole aboard Newbridge Motorsport‘s Aston Martin before Burns and Burton sealed the crown in style by winning Race 2 – their third victory and sixth podium of the campaign. Elsewhere, Century also wrapped up the GT4 Teams’ title, Barwell Motorsport did likewise in GT3, and Stewart and Lewis Proctor (Balfe Motorsport) were crowned GT3 Silver-Am champions.
RAM Racing’s guesting Mercedes-AMG shared by Tse and Onslow-Cole claimed victory in Sunday’s first race, while Team Abba Racing held off Barwell Motorsport’s title-leaders to score maximum points in second overall. Further back, Topham and Turner converted their class pole position into a second GT4 win of the season despite the best efforts of Century’s Will Burns and Gus Burton who are now all-but assured of the Drivers’ title after their team-mates failed to score. Steller Motorsport‘s Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding completed the podium.
Burns and Burton are the 2021 Intelligent Money British GT4 Drivers’ champions after scoring their third win of the campaign in a rain-soaked second race, a performance that also assured Century Motorsport and BMW of the Teams’ title. But the destination of this year’s GT3 Drivers’ crown won’t be known until October’s #DoningtonDecider after Igoe and Keen denied Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind the chance to become champions with a race to spare. Barwell’s other Lamborghini shared by Adam Balon and Sandy Mitchell as well as fellow title contenders Ian Loggie and Yelmer Buurman (RAM Racing, Mercedes-AMG) joined WPI Motorsport’s Huracán GT3 Evo on the podium. Behind, Century’s all conquering M4 scythed through the GT4 field to beat Team Rocket RJN‘s McLaren of James Kell and Jordan Collard, and Academy‘s Ford Mustang crewed by Matt Cowley and Will Moore. Elsewhere, Barwell retained their GT3 Teams’ crown while Balfe’s Stewart and Lewis Proctor wrapped up the GT3 Silver-Am title.