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All to play for as the GT Cup heads for a scintillating Snetterton finale
Tuesday 10th October 2017
The GT Cup championship closes its tenth year at Snetterton this weekend with a number of titles still to be decided.
Graham Davidson has been the man to beat throughout this enthralling season, with 13 wins from the 19 races held so far, and the Jetstream Motorsport driver sealed Group GTO honours last time out in the rain at Donington Park.
Spy Motorsport’s Dominic Paul, who has 12 victories so far and wrapped up the title at Donington, has similarly dominated the Group GTA. The overall championship has come down to a battle between the pair, with Davidson needing to ensure he has no slip-ups to take the crown.
The closest fight is in Group GTB, where Neil Huggins has a slender 28-point advantage over brothers Tom and James Webb. Huggins has Top Cats Racing teammate Warren Gilbert as a rear gunner to help on track, but the presence of father and son combo Nick and Tom Barrow and newcomer Michael Igoe could spice things up in the Group.
Jake Rattenbury arrives at Snetterton with one hand on the Group GTC trophy, but will need a trouble-free weekend to avoid losing out to a resurgent Bonamy Grimes and Johnny Mowlem who are ending the season on a high, with four wins in the last six races, including a remarkable overall victory in the endurance race at Donington Park.
If that wasn’t enough excitement, the team championship is still up for grabs too. Spy Motorsport has the advantage over Top Cats Racing, but with Group GTA being one of the most competitive in the series, there’s no guarantee Spy will score maximum points.
On top of that, the series also welcomes newcomers Mike Newbould and Will Burns to Group GTA with HHC Motorsport, who have the knowledge to get right among the quick runners. Both Mike and Will have experience in Ginettas, and this season have competed in the LMP3 Cup and BTCC respectively.