The penultimate round of the 2019 British GT Championship at Brands Hatch is upon us, with 37 cars on the entry for this weekend’s race.
On the entry, there are some items to note.
The biggest comes in the GT3 class, with Team Parker Racing and Ryan Ratcliffe both confirming their attendance. Ratcliffe suffered a concussion in his huge accident during last weekend’s Spa 24 Hours. Thankfully though, he has been cleared to race this weekend, and the team has also confirmed that it will field its #7 Bentley Continental GT3 for him and Glynn Geddie.
Had the OK from the doctors to race this weekend 💪 looking forward to getting back in the car and getting back into the swing of things this weekend! Bring on Brands Hatch! #BringTheThunder
📷 – @LofthouseAndrew pic.twitter.com/DigI2twJ7A
— Ryan Ratcliffe (@RyanRatcliffeR) July 30, 2019
Elsewhere, Tom Onslow-Cole joins Team ABBA Racing for the second time this year as super-sub for Adam Christodoulou, who has VLN commitments. There’s also a change at Beechdean AMR where Andrew Howard is joined by Porsche Carrera Cup France graduate Valentin Hasse-Clot who currently races an Aston Martin in ADAC GT Masters.
G-Cat’s Porsche is also missing from the list, business commitments have forced Shamus Jennings to skip the penultimate round.
In GT4, Chris Car returns to partner Dino Zamparelli in GT Marques’ Porsche, while motoring journalist Richard Meaden joins Jack Roush Jnr in Multimatic’s second Mustang which has a five-second pitstop penalty for making a complete driver change. Last time out Andy Priaulx and Chris Hoy shared the second Mustang.
The Drivers’ titles in GT3 and GT4 can both be sealed at Brands.
In the top class for Barwell’s Sam De Haan and Jonny Cocker to British GT champions this weekend they need to win, and their closest championship rivals, Adam Balon and Phil Keen, who would have to finish outside of GT3’s top-10.
In GT4 a similar story in GT4 where Multimatic Motorsports’ Seb Priaulx and Scott Maxwell must win to have a chance of wrapping up the Drivers’ crown with a race to spare, something that hasn’t been achieved since 2015.