With a compact calendar like most this year GT cup is squeezing all the action together. A bumper sized grid for this weeks races see’s 27 cars entered for rounds 9-12 around the Leicestershire circuit.
GT3 see’s now 5 entries battling out for the class with, JMH return to the battle, John Seale and Marcus Clutton bring their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo and pit it head to head against Will Tregurtha and Grahame Tilley in their Nissan Nismo GTR GT3.
We’ve got 3 Invitational entries this weekend too most notably from the British GT entrants Team Abba Racing who bring their Mercedes AMG GT3. The Father and son duo have been putting in some strong performances in British GT and are returning to the series after visiting a few rounds in 2019, for sure this is great testing for them as they return next weekend for the second visit for British GT to Donington Park.
Shamus Jennings and Greg Caton represent G-Cat Racing in their 911 GT3 R, a car that’s not seen much track action this year but knowing the performance of any Porsche, we expect to se this right up at the sharp end. The Final Invitational entry for the weekend comes from Ultimate Speed and the Aston Martin GT3, Mike Brown and Matt Anderson will wrestle the glorious car around and highly suspect to see good results from them.
Phil Quiafe makes an appearance this weekend too after being substituted in for Aaron Scott in the Scott Speed Ferrari 488 Challenge car pairing with John Dhillon. A Second Scott Speed entry see’s the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo grace the circuit this weekend with Glyn Geddie and Jim Gleddie onboard, a car that made the trip to the Dubai 24 hours and showed great pace there back in January.
In Group GTB, Top Cats Racing will be bringing both Marcos Mantis’ out to play with Jensen Lunn and Warren Gilbert in the #3 and Andrew Goord and Charlotte Gilbert back in the #99. They’ll be bringing the fight to group and overall points leaders Ben Clayden and Sam Randon in their Team Hard Porsche. David Frankland in his 24-7 Motorsport Porsche rounds up the list of full season entries, but there is a newcomer on the grid this weekend. Saxon Motorsport are joining as an invitational entry with Tom Barrow in their BMW M3 GTR.
Another strong looking group this weekend is GTH as it too gains a few invitational entries. Ron Johnson and Tom Ingram will be competing in a Toyota Supra GT4 with Speedworks Motorsport, while Newbridge Motorsport are entering an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 with Matt Topham and Alex Toth-Jones sharing driving duties. Our third invitational entry Motus One are bringing a Ginetta G55 GT4 with David Scaramanga and Will Powell aboard. That brings the total number of Ginettas in the group up to three, alongside Scott Sport’s Craig Wilkins and Feathers Motorsport’s James Guess.
This weekend, Group GTA will consist of four Ginettas and a lone Lotus. Stanbridge Motorsport’s Fraser Smart and James Simons will continue to wring as much as they can from their Lotus Evora as they endeavour to hold onto third in the points standings. Team Hard’s Josh Jackson and Simon Orange currently lead the group points, almost 50 points clear of Callum Jenkins and Ollie Brown behind them. Having a full GT Cup weekend in their new car under their belts, Alex Stevenson and James Kellett will be looking to fight for the top spots in the Century Motorsport Ginetta and perhaps begin to close the points gap to Russ Lindsay and Patrick Collins ahead of them.