Organisers of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship have today announced that the final round of the 2013 season, a two-hour endurance race, will be shown live on leading digital sports TV network, Motors TV.
With ten drivers in contention for the overall British GT title this season and a furious battle for GT4 honours still to be decided, the news further boosts the exciting British Pro-Am GT series that features the most exotic marques and models of the most exclusive sports cars available in the world today.
The 120-minute race begins at 13:15 BST and coverage will begin shortly before, with precise programming times to be confirmed closer to the event.
Approaching the Donington round, Andrew Howard (Beechdean-AMR) has the slimmest of leads, just half a point, over Marco Attard and Oliver Bryant (Ecurie Ecosse). Reigning champion Michael Caine is joint third with Oman Air Motorbase team-mate Ahmad Al Harthy an additional five and a half points adrift.
With 37.5 points available at the final round, a further five drivers have a mathematical title chance, they include Porsche factory driver, Nick Tandy (Trackspeed), Dan Brown and Steve Tandy (888Optimum), along with Matt Bell and Mark Patterson (United Autosports).
The GT4 series will also go down to the wire this year, eight drivers are in contention to take class honours, with Ryan Ratcliffe and Rick Parfitt Jnr (Optimum Motorsport) leading Declan Jones (Century Motorsport) by twelve and a half points with Dan Eagling and Matt Smith (Redgate Lifetime Racing) just nine and a half points further back.
Zoe Wenham lies fourth in the standings with 118 points, and James May and Alex Osborne (APO Sport) are the final pairing with a title chance, half a point off Wenham.
Frederic Vigeur, Head of Programming, Motors TV
“After showing the final 2012 race ‘as LIVE, both SRO & ourselves made a commitment to LIVE British GT for this year; we believe we’ve fulfilled it and we are very excited to show the final round of British GT live. All year long the series has been excellent and the quality in the field is almost unimaginable for a national GT series. The series continues to capture the minds of motorsport fans, and this is thanks to the efforts of SRO.”
Benjamin Franassovicci, Championship Manager, British GT
“This year rivals the strong season we had in 2012 and we arrive at Donington Park with just 21 points separating ten drivers. This type of finale creates a fantastic spectacle and we’re happy to provide motorsport fans with an opportunity to see what our series is all about. At the start of the year we said two live races; we’ve actually delivered three, something we’re very proud to offer our customers at this stage of the season.”