Former Olympic cyclist and gold medallist Chris Hoy began his 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship with signs of promise this Easter weekend with a top ten finish in race one and a feisty thirteenth in race two in the #80 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R he shares with Alex Buncombe.
There were extra trophies on the podium at Oulton Park for Jonny Adam and Jon Minshaw with Adam taking the Mobil 1 Service Centre Master of the Weekend accolade and Minshaw being awarded the Blancpain Gentleman Trophy.
After the season opening two rounds at Oulton Park the GT3 Drivers’ Championship is led by Amhad Al Harthy and Michael Caine on 31 points apiece from the 30-point paired Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam. In GT4, Andrew Jarman and Devon Modell lead the way with 40 points from Jake Giddings and Ross Wylie on 37.
Alexander Sims and Marco Attard put their race one gearbox woes behind them to take a strong but fortuitous win in the #79 Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 whilst TF Sport took their maiden British GT victory in GT4 with Andrew Jarman and Devon Modell to cap off an impressive season opener for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Oulton Park.
A sunny Oulton Park saw the #5 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin of driver pairing Ahmad Al Harthy and Michael Caine shine on its way to victory in the first race of the 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, whilst GT4 honours went to the #407 Beechdean AMR of Ross Wylie and Jake Giddings.
Oulton Park saw a frantic start to the day for the ten-minute practice session this morning with Trackspeed's Phil Keen topping the times in the #33 Porsche 997 GT3R ahead of Rembert Berg in the M-Sport Racing Bentley and Benny Simonsen in the Rosso Verde Ferrari.Keen
The opening round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship will see an all-Aston Martin front row in race one and a BMW-Aston front row in race two at Oulton Park this Easter Monday.
Reigning British GT Champion Andrew Howard believes the competition is ‘from all angles,’ after he flicked through the time sheets from the first practice of the season at Oulton Park this morning.
A few late changes to the order, here's this weekend's entry list. Should make for exciting racing...
Generation Bentley Racing, the first Official Bentley Racing Partner Team, aims to get its British GT Championship campaign off to a flying start this Easter break at Oulton Park.
M-Sport Racing will contest the first race of the Avon Tyres British GT series without Emirati Humaid Al Masaood. Due to personal reasons, the bronze driver is unable to attend the first outing at Oulton Park and, as a result, Dutch driver Rembert Berg will take to the wheel as a last-minute substitute.
Devon Modell will be rather busy this weekend as the Maidstone man will bounce to and fro the opening round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Oulton Park and the Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup in Donington Park.
The eagerly anticipated Avon Tyres British GT Championship season gets underway for 2014 with the traditional Easter-opener at Cheshire’s fabulous undulating Oulton Park circuit with action taking place this coming Saturday and Monday (19/21 April).
TF Sport is poised for its Avon Tyres British GT Championship season debut at Cheshire’s picturesque and undulating Oulton Park circuit this Easter weekend.
Tom Onslow-Cole and Paul White will contest a full season of the Avon Tyres Briitsh GT Championship in the JRM factory-supported Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 after Strata21 secured a last-minute entry to the opening round at Oulton Park this weekend.
GT4 frontrunners Century Motorsport are bullish for their Oulton Park prospects after signing reigning GT4 champion Rick Parfitt Jnr.
Motorbase Performance will open its most ambitious GT programme to date at Oulton Park this weekend when it fields a pair of Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3s in the season opener of the 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
Triple Eight Race Engineering begins its second year of activity in the world of GT racing this weekend with high hopes for the season ahead.
The Avon Tyres British GT Championship enjoyed a bumper turn-out at Donington Park yesterday to preview arguably the most exciting season in the sport’s history.
Generation Bentley Racing today unveiled their 2014 Bentley Continental GT3 challenger with which Steve Tandy and James Appleby will contest this year’s Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
Eleven-time world and six-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy will swap two wheels for four as he contests this season’s Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
M-Sport Racing will contest the Avon Tyres British GT series with a Bentley Continental GT3 in 2014 with Steven Kane and Humaid Al Masaood on driving duties.
British GT star Richard Abra has signed to become a member of the Aston Martin Racing factory driver roster. The 25 year old Briton will campaign the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 race in the Blancpain Endurace Series and Avon Tyres British GT Championship with MP Motosport.
TF Sport has announced that it will run a sole Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 for Andrew Jarman and Devon Modell in tandem with its headlining GT3 operation in the 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
The Avon Tyres British GT Championship will open its doors to press and public for Preview Day at Leicestershire’s Donington Park on April 8 with an eclectic and exciting array of race machinery taking to the track.
British Touring Car Championship race winner Tom Onslow-Cole is making the move away from shopping cars to real race machinery in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for 2014 where he will partner experienced amateur driver, Paul White.
Motorbase Performance has revealed its full British GT driver line up that will run under the Oman Racing Team banner competing in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this year.
Reigning Avon Tyres British GT Team Champions Trackspeed Racing are looking to build on their impressive four-in-a-row winning streak by entering two Porsche 911 GT3Rs for 2014 with Warren Hughes and Jody Firth, and returning Trackspeed driving duo, Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen on driving duties. Fresh from a one-day test at Oulton Park, Minshaw and Keen talk about their expectations for 2014.
Trackspeed Racing are preparing to defend their 2013 British GT Team Championship title by fielding two cars in 2014.
British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star and Reigning Ginetta GT5 Challenge champion Oli Basey-Fisher will contest the GT4 class of this year’s Avon Tyres British GT Championship for Academy Motorsport in a Ginetta G55.