Buckingham team set for season finale

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The Buckingham-based GPRM team will be in action at Leicestershire’s Donington Park this weekend, when the final round of the 2015 Avon Tyres British GT Championship takes place, write Colin and James Beckett.

Stefan Hodgetts and Richard Williams will drive the team’s GT4-specification Toyota GT86 in a two-hour race that will decide the 2015 British GT Championship title. Over thirty cars will line-up to compete in the race around the 2.5-mile Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit, with fifteen cars taking to the track in the GT4 class.

The GPRM team have contested every round of the British GT Championship this year, with the exception of the trip to Belgium for the Spa-Francorchamps race, and have seen continual progress with their two-litre-turbocharged car. Hodgetts says, “The car is getting better at every race and we really deserve a good end to the season. We have seen some really good performances, especially at Brands Hatch last month. Sadly we were out of luck at Snetterton three weeks ago, but Donington is a track I think we can go well at.”

Silverstone’s Ram Racing, fresh from racing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain last weekend, will field a Mercedes AMG GT3 for Alistair MacKinnon and Lewis Plato in the race. The Pro/Am class pairing will be looking for a good finish in the final British race of the season, after scoring two eleventh-place finishes at Snetterton in the most recent rounds of the championship.

The Cubik SuperSeries for Formula Ford 1600 continues at Silverstone this weekend, when The Jim Walsh Trophy takes place at a two-day event organised by MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR). The Cubik SuperSeries is a national ranking Formula Ford series, and this weekend’s Silverstone event is one of the highlights of the SuperSeries season. A strong entry has been assembled for the race around the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.

Current holder of The Jim Walsh Trophy, Oliver White, heads the entry that also boasts three-time Walter Hayes Trophy winner, Joey Foster. Bert Ray Memorial Trophy winner, Luke Williams, will also star as will multiple Northern FF1600 race winner, Stuart Gough. James Oldfield, Miles Johnston and Richard Tarling will also feature. SuperSeries action takes place at the local track on Sunday, with circuit admission costing £10 for adults with children aged 15 and under admitted free of charge. Formula Ford cars will be on-track from 9am.