Nantwich racer Jordan Witt was nothing short of spectacular during the previous visit to the East Midlands just four weeks ago where, with 2 Seas Motorsport team-mate Jack Mitchell, he finished third in the Silver Cup in round three before claiming the class win in round four, taking third place overall.
More of the same is, of course, the target for the McLaren 720S GT3 pairing and especially so after seeing realistic hopes of another Silver Cup triumph and potential overall podium dashed at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit last time out.
Midway through the two-hour encounter Witt held an outright third place and then moved into the race lead as the mandatory pit-stops began, while the action was under Safety Car conditions. Before he could pit his No.10 McLaren though, the action resumed and that proved costly – leading to an eventual finish of fifth in the Silver Cup and eighth overall.
Round six just under a week from now is a longer three-hour race and dynamic duo Witt and Mitchell will be determined to hit back in style. With the memories of last month’s class victory still very fresh in the mind, Cheshire driver Witt cannot wait to be back at Donington.
I’ve always loved Donington, it’s a mega track and is fantastic to drive in the McLaren 720S GT3. We’re obviously aiming for as strong a weekend as we had there last month, and I’m confident the 2 Seas Motorsport guys will give us an awesome car again like they have all season.
Brands was a disappointment in terms of the result and the way everything happened with how the Safety Car played out mid-race, but the important thing was how quick Jack and I were again. If we can carry on that momentum, I’m confident we’ll be strong contenders again next weekend in the three hour race. I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t be fighting at the front again.
With how successful 2020 has been thus far for Witt, it’s testament to how adaptable the Total 24 Hours of Spa Silver Cup class winner is. Arriving back in British GT at the absolute eleventh hour, having originally been scheduled to race in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup this year pre the COVID-19 pandemic, he embarked on the new campaign with almost zero preparation.
New to the striking McLaren 720S GT3, and with a brand new team in the Anglo-Bahraini 2 Seas Motorsport squad, Witt has been super impressive and the package has proven to be one of the true standouts in British GT this year.
Ahead of round six, Witt and Mitchell are fourth in the Silver Cup title battle and a mere 4.5 points shy of the top three in the standings. In the overall GT3 championship, the 2 Seas Motorsport duo hold ninth position.
Following the usual pair of free practice sessions this coming Saturday, 19th September, round six qualifying will take place at 16.00. On Sunday, 20th September, the huge three-hour British GT race will begin at 12.45. Live coverage will be streamed online HERE