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Machitski and Lind take GT3 title as Tillbrook and Clutton win at Donington

Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton, teammates in the #77 Enduro Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3, won the final round of the 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship, the #77 McLaren crossing the line just under two seconds behind the #6 RAM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Ian Loggie and Yelmer Buurman.

Completing the top three was the #8 Team ABBA Racing of father-and -son duo, Richard and Sam Neary.

GT3 Championship leaders going into the final round, Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind, driving the #63 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3, finished fourth and secured the HT3 drivers title.

In the GT4 category, class honours went to Will Moore and Matt Cowley in the #61 Academy Motorsport Ford Mustang GT4 with the #3 Team Rocket RJN McLaren 570S GT4 finishing second in class in the hands of Michael Benyahia and Alain Valente.

Century Motorsport completed the GT4 podium positions with its #57 BM4 M4 GT4 finishing third, driven by Will Burns and Gus Burton.

Michael Igoe, at the wheel of the #18 WPI Motorsport Lamborghini, led the field away from the grid at the start of the two-hour contest. Igoe spun at the ext of the Old Hairpin, elevating Machitski to fifth. In a tense final 30 minutes, the #6 Mercedes, in the hands of Yelmer Buurman, got within a second and a half of the lead but an early conclusion to the race, courtesy of the #2 Team Rocket RJN McLaren stopping on track, allowed Lind’s fourth place to secure the title, the first British GT title for Buurman and the second for teammate Machitski.


Leo Machitski was delighted to have taken the title.

“This feels good, really, really good,” said Machitski. “I have won the title before but it was a class title, not an overall one. So I always felt like there was some unfinished business in British GT. I have to say a big thanks to Barwell Motorsport, to Lamborghini and to Dennis for putting this title charge together. It’s been incredible.”

Teammate Dennis Lind reflected on the challenges of the season and what the title meant to him personally.

“It’s been a tough season to be honest and the only place we had a DNF was at Donington.” said the Danish pilot. “But we turned it around very well. I’m super happy to share this title with Leo. I came into this season trying to re-establish myself. I’ve felt really comfortable at Barwell and this season has been amazing – definitely one of the best I have had in the past five year.”