BritGT News Archive. Page 9



  • January 1901

    Open article Damax success in International Open.
    1 January 1901: Having spent the season competing in both the FIA GT3 European GT Championship and in the British GT championship, Damax celebrated success in a different series at the weekend, with a class victory in the final International GT Open race of the season at Catalunya.

  • Open article RPM to field Vipers in '07.
    1 January 1901: RPM has announced that will field a pair of GT3-specification Dodge Viper Competition Coupes in the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Wilcox, Burton go GT3 for new season.
    1 January 1901: Adam Wilcox and Phil Burton have confirmed that they will make the step up to the GT3 class for the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship season.

  • Open article MSV circuits remain.
    1 January 1901: Despite initial suggestions that Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Snetterton could be missing from the 2007 calendar, series promoters SRO have confirmed that the Avon Tyres British GT Championship will return to the three Motorsport Vision owned circuits next season.

  • Open article All British calendar unveiled.
    1 January 1901: The 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship will be contested over eight rounds on British soil after series promoters SRO unveiled the calendar for next season.

  • Open article Scuderia Ecosse celebrate title defence.
    1 January 1901: Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen successfully defended Scuderia Ecosse's British GT Championship crown after securing a double points finish in the season finale at Magny Cours.

  • Open article LNT do double but Ecosse take crown.
    1 January 1901: Tom Kimber-Smith and Luke Hines have secured a double win in the season finale for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Magny-Cours, although it wasn't enough to stop Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen from securing the 2006 title.

  • Open article Eurotech in maiden Ascari test.
    1 January 1901: Team Eurotech has carried out the first test of the new Ascari KZ1 GT that it will run in 2007.

  • Open article Scuderia Ecosse extend lead.
    1 January 1901: Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen have extended their lead in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship to four points after claiming a tenth win in twelve races at Silverstone.

  • Open article Second secures third for Ellis, Mortimer.
    1 January 1901: Bradley Ellis and Alex Mortimer sealed third place in the GTC category of the Avon Tyres British GT series with a sterling second place performance at the season finale at Silverstone. The result also helped consolidate Team RPM's second position in the team standings.

  • Open article Machitski claims British GT3 title.
    1 January 1901: Barwell Motorsport's Leo Machitski claimed the inaugural British GT3 Championship drivers' title at Silverstone, after a measured drive to second place in class with Jonny Cocker.

  • Open article Lotus Sport Cadena secure GT3 team crown.
    1 January 1901: In its first year of competition, Lotus Sport Cadena has secured the team championship in the GT3 class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Strong weekend for Scott at Silverstone.
    1 January 1901: Aaron Scott enjoyed a solid return to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Silverstone as he and Andy Thompson claimed a fourth place finish in the second two-hour race of the year.

  • Open article Top five for Bilimoria.
    1 January 1901: After finally getting his hands on the RPM Porsche 997, Phiroze Bilimoria was able to celebrate a top six finish in the final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship GT3 class at Silverstone.

  • Open article Qualifying times - Silverstone.
    1 January 1901: Full qualifying times from Silverstone for the latest round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, the final round of the GT3 and GTC season.

  • Open article Keen wins Brands appeal – GTC title race level.
    1 January 1901: The battle to win the GTC class in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship has taken on a new twist after Phil Keen won his appeal into an incident during the last round of the season at Brands Hatch.

  • Open article Ecosse aim to 'finish the job'.
    1 January 1901: Having only just returned from Mugello and the latest round of the FIA GT Championship, Scuderia Ecosse pair Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen will look to close in on the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Silverstone.

  • Open article Trackspeed battle comes to a head.
    1 January 1901: Having established themselves as the team to beat in the GTC class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this season, Trackspeed will be able to celebrate double title glory at Silverstone this weekend – although who takes the drivers' crown remains to be seen.

  • Open article Cunningham rejoins Beechdean for finale.
    1 January 1901: Neil Cunningham is to be reunited with the Beechdean Racing Ferrari for the final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Silverstone.

  • Open article Bilimoria ready for 997 debut…finally!
    1 January 1901: Phiroze Bilimoria will finally get his chance to race Team RPM's Porsche 997 GT3 in the final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Silverstone.

  • Open article Mullen, Niarchos delighted with double.
    1 January 1901: Tim Mullen and Chris Niarchos were left delighted with a double victory at Brands Hatch that gives them the upper hand in the battle for the 2006 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Barwell set up title showdown.
    1 January 1901: Barwell pair Leo Machitski and Jonathan Cocker have ensured that the Avon Tyres British GT Championship GT3 title will go to the wire at Silverstone after a perfect weekend of racing at Brands Hatch.

  • Open article Hooker closes gap despite penalty.
    1 January 1901: Ryan Hooker has closed the gap on Trackspeed team-mates Matt Allison and Jonny Lang to five points as the fight for the GTC title in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship goes to the wire in the final round of the season at Silverstone.

  • Open article Watts claims double podium.
    1 January 1901: Taking time out from his assault on the Porsche Carrera Cup, Danny Watts claimed a double podium finish at Brands Hatch after returning to the Avon Tyres GT Championship for the penultimate rounds of the GT3 class season.

  • Open article JMH show pace at Brands.
    1 January 1901: The JMH Ferrari produced an impressive display in the penultimate round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Brands Hatch, although problems in the two races meant Adam Wilcox and Phil Burton were unable to climb onto the GTC class podium.

  • Open article Ellis secures third win.
    1 January 1901: Bradley Ellis claimed his third GTC class victory of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship on a strong weekend at Brands Hatch - although a double podium could well have been a double victory.

  • Open article Jones claims podium on GT comeback.
    1 January 1901: Adam Jones was able to celebrate his return to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in fine style after a storming drive to the podium in race two at Brands Hatch.

  • Open article Double win secures slender Ecosse lead.
    1 January 1901: A second victory at Brands Hatch – and a ninth of the season – has given Tim Mullen and Chris Niarchos a slender three point lead in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Race results (2) - Brands Hatch [Amended].
    1 January 1901: Full results of the second race for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Brands Hatch.

  • Open article Mullen, Niarchos claim emotional victory.
    1 January 1901: Tim Mullen brought Scuderia Ecosse to the flag for victory in the opening race for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Brands Hatch, a win dedicated to the memory of his cousin Sherelle Duke.

  • Open article Race results (1) - Brands Hatch.
    1 January 1901: Full results of the opening race for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Brands Hatch.

  • Open article LNT, Rollcentre secure Brands poles.
    1 January 1901: Luke Hines has claimed pole position for the opening race for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship meeting at Brands Hatch, although there was a surprise in second qualifying as Ian Flux gave Rollcentre Racing its first pole position start of the season.

  • Open article Qualifying times (2) - Brands Hatch.
    1 January 1901: Full qualifying times from Brands Hatch for the second race for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Qualifying times (1) - Brands Hatch.
    1 January 1901: Full qualifying times from Brands Hatch for the opening race for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Bilimoria to race Monaro at Brands.
    1 January 1901: With gearbox parts for RPM's GT3 class Porsche 997 proving hard to come by, Phiroze Bilimoria is to switch to the Emotional Engineering Vauxhall Monaro for the latest round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Jones returns to British GT.
    1 January 1901: Adam Jones will return to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for the first time in three years after receiving a late call-up to compete in the latest round of the year at Brands Hatch.

  • Open article Griffin in RPM switch.
    1 January 1901: Having started the Avon Tyres British GT Championship season at the wheel of the Emotional Engineering Vauxhall Monaro, Matt Griffin will end it in a GTC class Porsche after making a late switch to RPM.

  • Open article Ferrier set for GT bow at Brands.
    1 January 1901: Former BTCC racer Tom Ferrier is to make his debut in GT racing when he lines up on the grid for the penultimate round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Brands Hatch.

  • Open article Double win moves Ecosse to top.
    1 January 1901: A double victory at Rockingham has allowed Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen reclaim the lead in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship – with the Scuderia Ecosse duo now level with Tom Kimber-Smith and Luke Hines at the top of the standings.

  • Open article Bilimoria scores on comeback.
    1 January 1901: Phiroze Bilimoria overcame the loss of his race car before the weekend had even started to score points on his return to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Rockingham.

  • Open article Ellis, Mortimer make amends in race two.
    1 January 1901: Bradley Ellis and Alex Mortimer clinched a second GTC class victory of the season in round eleven of the British GT Championship at Rockingham, claiming valuable points to go some way to making amends for a disastrous tenth round the previous day.

  • Open article Scuderia Ecosse benefit from LNT penalty.
    1 January 1901: Tim Mullen and Chris Niarchos gave Scuderia Ecosse their second win of the weekend at Rockingham after a little help from the race stewards, having originally crossed the line behind their Team LNT rivals.

  • Open article Race results (2) - Rockingham [amended].
    1 January 1901: Full results from Rockingham for the twelfth round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Scuderia Ecosse ease to first Rockingham win.
    1 January 1901: Tim Mullen and Chris Niarchos claimed Scuderia Ecosse's sixth victory in the 2006 British GT season to close the gap to their Team LNT Panoz rivals after they failed to finish at Rockingham.

  • Open article Race results (1) - Rockingham.
    1 January 1901: Full results from Rockingham for the eleventh round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Scuderia Ecosse claim two dominant poles.
    1 January 1901: Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen claimed a dominant pole position each for rounds ten and eleven of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship as the series headlines the racing weekend at Rockingham.

  • Open article Qualifying times (2) - Rockingham.
    1 January 1901: Full qualifying times from Rockingham for the twelfth round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Qualifying times (1) - Rockingham.
    1 January 1901: Full qualifying times from Rockingham for the eleventh round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Barwell pair join Tech 9 for Rockingham.
    1 January 1901: Barwell Motorsport pair Leo Machitski and Jonathan Cocker will continue their challenge on the GT3 class title in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in a Tech 9 Porsche at Rockingham.

  • Open article Trackspeed 'Keen' for success at Rockingham.
    1 January 1901: After the success of Snetterton, when the team claimed a lock-out of the GTC podium in the opening race and a one-two finish in the second, Trackspeed will be looking for further glory at Rockingham with the news that Phil Keen is to join the team for the latest round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
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