Jordan Witt secures podium finish in British GT Championship

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Nantwich racer Jordan Witt scored another podium finish this weekend in the British GT Championship at the Donnington Park circuit.

The podium finish takes the total number to 4 in the opening 6 rounds of the competition.

Witt secured third place in the previous race at Brands Hatch.

Witt, from Nantwich, suffer a blow out in qualify with meant he started 11th on the grid for Sunday’s race.

Although Witt recovered to the pits there was only enough time left for one qualifying lap.

Witt took the opening stint of Sunday’s huge three-hour race and after launching very well at the rolling start, he made instant progress. As the field funneled into Redgate several cars made slight contact, the result being a spin for one of the Lamborghinis and a subsequent spin at Hollywood for a Mercedes-AMG. Witt smartly emerged in sixth, right behind the sister 2 Seas Motorsport car.

We obviously couldn’t show our true pace in qualifying with the blowout, but we knew we’d be strong in the race as we were a second quicker in warm-up than we’d been in qualifying. The race went really well, most of it was done off the start to be honest, I knew I had to go for it where I could find any gaps

Witt got back behind the wheel for his final run with 75 minutes to go and threaded back into the race in fifth, third in Silver. At the end of hour two the Cheshire racer moved up to fourth overall and second in class when James Baldwin pitted, and Witt then handed over to Mitchell for the final time at the end of lap 79 to complete the team’s three mandatory stops.

The result sees Witt sit in 4th position overall in the 2020 British GT Championship ‘Silver Cup’ Driver Standings and 6th overall in the 2020 British GT Championship GT3 Driver Standings.

Rounds seven and eight of the British GT season, the penultimate race meeting of the campaign, will take place over the weekend 3rd/4th October at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk.

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