Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton, teammates in the #77 Enduro Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3, took a lights-to-flag victory at Round Four of the 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship at Donington Park, Tillbrook taking the chequered flag just under a minute head of James Cottingham in the #4 2 Seas Motorsport Mercedes-AMG Gt3 he shared with Lewis Williamson.
Completing the podium positions in the GT3 class was the #6 RAM Racing Mercedes in which Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod finished 21.765 seconds behind at the chequered flag.
Class honours in the GT4 category went to the #61 Academy Motorsport Ford Mustang GT4 piloted by Marco Signoretti and Matt Cowley. In second was the #90 Century Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 of Will Burns and Jack Brown with the #48 Toyota GAZOO Racing UL GR Supra GT4 of Tom Edgar and Jordan Collard completing the top three.
Pole sitter Morgan Tillbrook led the field away from the grid but was passed by James Cottingham in the 2 Seas Entry who went on to build a lead. A collision between the #72 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 driven by Adam Balon and the #18 WPI Motorsport Lamborghini piloted by Michael Igoe resulted in a safety car.
Tillbrook pitted to hand over to Marcus Clutton who went on to build an advantage of over 30 seconds. After that the #77 car was never challenged.
The Safety Car caused a shake up in the rest of the field, however, with Euan Hankey emerging from the pits in second in the #76 7TSIX McLaren after teammate Mia Flewitt stayed out an extra lap before stopping.
Scott Malvern, at the wheel of the #66 Team Parker Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R passed Hankey followed by Lewis Williamson in the #4 2 Seas Motorsport entry. Malvern then had contact with Sandy Mitchell’s Lamborghini with the result that the #72 car fell down the order.
Mia Flewitt and Euan Hankey enjoyed their best finish in the bGT3 class with a fourth place while Alex Malykhin and James Dorlin finished in fifth in their #32 Redline Racing Lamborghini.
In the GT4 category, class winners Academy Motorsport started fourth but Marco Signoretti moved the #61 Ford Mustang up to second within three laps. At the first driver change, Matt Cowley rejoined the track in the lead, ahead of Darren Turner in the #25 Aston Martin.
Cowley began the final stint with a six-second gap back to the Newbridge Aston and with the #27 car having to serve a success penalty, victory was assured.
In the Championship standings, results in Round Four mean that RAM Racing’s Ian Loggie has the lead in the overall drivers standings on 65.5 points, 15 points ahead of the WPI Motorsport duo of Michael Igoe and Phil Keen. One point back in third is the #22 Balfe Motorsport pairing of Shaun Balfe and Adam Carroll.
RAM Racing lead the teams standings on 77 points, 27 points ahead of WPI Motorsport on 50 points. Balfe Motorsport is third on 49 points.
At the top of the GT4 drivers standings is the Steller Motorsport crew of Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding on 78.5 points, four ahead of the Newbridge’s Matt Topham and Darren Turner.
Courtesy of their win at Donington, Academy Motorsport’s Matt Cowley and Marci Signoretti move into third on 69.5 points.
The 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship now moves to Snetterton on June 25 – 26 for Rounds Five and Six.