This year’s British GT Championship enters its final third at Snetterton this weekend where two one-hour races could go some way to deciding the 2016 GT3 and GT4 drivers’ titles.
The Norfolk venue’s 13-turn, 2.969-mile ‘300’ layout certainly has recent form given that Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn clinched the GT4 crown there 12 months ago. However, that’s the only time in series history that a British GT title has been decided at Snetterton.
Indeed, it’s also where 2015’s long-time GT3 points leaders Barwell Motorsport/ Ecurie Ecosse stuttered, leaving the door ajar for Beechdean AMR’s Jonny Adam and Andrew Howard to clinch the crown one round later.
For the second consecutive season the British GT4 title could be settled at Snetterton. 12 months on from Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn’s record-breaking crown it’s the Professional MotorSport World Expo race team duo of Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson’s turn to visit Norfolk at the head of the standings.
While the Beechdean AMR crew enjoyed a 42.5-point advantage, Johnson and Robinson lead by a comparatively slender 17.5, 20 short of the total required to claim the title before Donington. And the likelihood reduces still further when factoring in their opening race 7-second success penalty for finishing as runners-up at Spa.
Nevertheless, with a total of 50 points available across both one-hour races, it’s not impossible that the PMW Expo Racing/Optimum Motorsport crew could become the first Ginetta drivers to win a GT4 crown since Rick Parfitt Jnr and Ryan Ratcliffe in 2013.