Jeff Wyatt from Milton Keynes put his GT Cup Championship defence aspirations firmly back on track at Silverstone in rounds 7,8 and 9.
Starting the weekend in joint 2nd place in the GTA class with his Geoff Steel Racing BMW E46 M3 GTR machine , 2 points behind the class leading Lotus Evora, Wyatt the 2013 Gt Cup Champion finished the 3 Silverstone races with a 4th place class finish in the Saturday 45 minute pit stop race after having to take to the grass spinning to avoid an out of control Lotus driven by Adrian Lester. Jeff won the first 25 minute sprint race with a winning margin of just 8/10ths of a second from the hard charging Ginetta G50 of John Saunders. The third and final race, another 25 minute sprint, held in beautiful warm sunshine over the Northamptonshire track saw a frenetic race long class battle between 4 GTA competitors, finishing with Jeff in 2nd place, 4/10ths of a second behind a determined and aggressive Mark Litherland in his BMW E36 M3, with less than 2 seconds separating the four leading GTA race cars at the end.
“ Despite a poor qualifying performance prior to race one, I got my head into gear and progressed well throughout the weekend. To bag a win and a second in the two sprint races is very satisfying, it leaves me leader in Class GTA by a few points from Mark, who is proving to be a hard Man to beat this year “ says Jeff
The next rounds of this 20 race Championship, rounds 10,11 and 12 are to be held at the Snetterton, Norfolk circuit over the 19th and 20 th July