After years of success in the British GT Championship, Tech 9 can celebrate success on the international stage after securing the inaugural FIA GT3 European Championship crown.

Having claimed a first victory in the championship in round eight at Dijon, Sean Edwards - again partnered for the weekend by British GT regular Phil Keen - stormed to a stunning double victory at Mugello which proved to be good enough to edge ahead of Racing Logistic driver Patrick Bornhauser and claim the drivers title, Keen taking an impressive fourth in the standings despite taking part in only four of the ten races.

Tech 9 also claimed the overall team championship after strong performances from the sister car of Paul Van Splunteren and Andy Purdie - with two seventh place finishes in Italy ensuring that the Liverpool team emerged at the top of the standings. Completing a clean sweep of titles, Tech9 also won the Porsche manufacturers championship that was contested between the three Porsche teams that were registered in the championship.

"An incredible finish to the season with our victories in Italy," team owner Phil Hindley said. "The drivers skill and achievement in the atrocious wet conditions was admirable, as was the spirit of our team to emerge victorious against the best teams and drivers in Europe.

"This is our fourth Championship title in a row, with our national championship titles in British GT for the last three seasons, now topped with an international championship win is a fantastic achievement for our team, and all the crew deservedly are thrilled to be part of this memorable success.

"The whole season has been a great experience, to emerge victorious with the Porsche marque that is very close to our hearts, gives us immense pride to consider our team amongst others that have contributed to historical international motorsport success with the Porsche brand."

 

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