Kent circuit played host to tight grids and varying weather conditions, meaning action was never too far away

 Proudly supported by EBC Brakes Racing, the GT Cup race series descended on Kent’s infamous Brands Hatch ‘GP’ Circuit on 10-11 October.

With the high-paced drama of the previous month’s Donington Park leg still fresh in their minds, the drivers were greeted by chilly and varying weather conditions at the much-loved venue, with the usual electrifying levels of racing action witnessed across the weekend.

This was the penultimate race of the 2020 championship for the roadshow, which will return to Donington Park for one last outing later on in October.

Day 1

John Dhillon bagged a brace of GTC-class victories and an overall GT Cup Championship on Saturday, sharing wins with Shamus Jennings in a day affected by an enduro race downpour.

Jennings and G-Cat Racing had to fight from the rear after a turn one off to win the Sprint race with a ‘burn from the stern’ effort in their Porsche 911 GT3, before Dhillon and Phil Quaife utilised an early call for wets to win a rain-affected Pit Stop contest.

A double win went the way of Simon Orange in GTA in his Ginetta, while Team HARD also bounced back from race one misfortune to win GTB in their Porsche in the afternoon, sharing class wins with Alan Purbrick’s Saker. GTH spoils were shared between Craig Wilkins (Ginetta G55) and Enduro Motorsport (Mercedes AMG GT4), while Scott Sport’s Ferrari 488 Challenge took two GTC class wins with Dhillon.

Day 2

Grahame Tilley bagged a brace of GT Cup Championship victories in the second day of action, while two Ginetta teams also tasted double delight.

Tilley put the disappointment of Saturday behind him by dominating the second Sprint race of the weekend in the Nissan GT-R, joined by Will Tregurtha for the endurance outing who charged to the lead of a safety car-affected second contest.

GTC honours went the way of Scott Sport’s Lamborghini and Ferrari machines, while it was a double success for the Ginetta teams of Makehappenracing and Feathers Motorsport in GTA and GTH respectively. GTB was a tight affair, Team HARD starting with a win before the Saker of ALP Racing added their first triumph in the second.

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EBC Brakes Racing provides car enthusiasts around the world with quality, UK-made parts at competitive prices, whilst staying true to its mantra of developing braking products that offer unparalleled levels of performance.

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The final round of the 2020 GT Cup championship takes place at Donington Park’s ‘National’ circuit on 24-25 October. Find out more about the series by heading to www.gtcup.co.uk or by checking out the social media links below.

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