24 October 2019
Welcome to the final rounds of the 2019 GT Cup Championship as the series returns to Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit this weekend, 26th / 27th October 2019.
This weekend continues to see a fantastic mix of well-known manufacturers including Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and more. For 2019 the GT Cup increased its offering of overall track time across both Saturday and Sunday. This has enticed a substantial number of both amateur and professional drivers into the paddock, so expect plenty of action as they compete for those all-important final points across the four rounds of the weekend.
The GT Cup is divided into 5 Groups, GTO, GTC, GTB, GTH and GTA. For more information on how each class is defined, please visit our website www.gtcup.co.uk.
Group GTO fields some of the quickest cars on the grid. Alongside full season entrants John Seale (#55) and Grahame Tilley (#6), we welcome Will Powell and Martin Short (#888) in their Mosler GT. The group is further bolstered by the return of Michael Igoe’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (#98) and Shamus Jennings’ Porsche 911 GT3 (#33).
In Group GTC, current overall and group points leaders Tom and James Webb (#13) will be fighting until the last chequered flag drops to keep a hold of the top spot in their Lamborghini Huracan. Father and son duo Graham and Daniel de Zille will be doing their best to bring the fight to the Webbs in their Ferrari 488 GTC. The de Zilles have, for now, secured second place in group with a total of 397 points.
David Frankland’s Porsche 911 leads the Group GTB standings, however, with just 33 points between himself and rival Warren Gilbert, let battle commence! Gilbert’s Marcos Mantis has been hugely impressive during the season, so keep an eye out for the silver and green machine. The group also welcomes back Saxton Motorsports’ Tom Barrow and Jamie Morrow in their BMW 150 GTR.
In group GTH Steve Ruston and John Whitehouse (#44) currently hold 2nd place overall but with only a 3-point difference between them and the Group GTC’s Team Webb, the fight is on! Catching up to the #44 McLaren in terms of group points is Team Hard’s Joshua Jackson and Simon Orange, sitting just 52 points behind. Aslight slip up from the McLaren could see a switch in the group standings!
Team Hard’s second Ginetta G55 GT4 has dominated Group GTA this season, earning 341 points so far. The duo will be joined in GTA by three additional entrants as James Simons and Fraser Smart (#41) return in their Lotus Evora, George Agyeton (#42) in his BMW M3, Del Shelton (#71) in his BMW E36 and new to the season, Ian Payne and David Bearman (#87) in their Ginetta G55 GT4.
The overall title and group pride is still to play for so expect exciting battles up and down the grid. Current standings can be found on the GT Cup website and will be provisionally updated after each round across what is set to be a thrilling final.
Catch all of the action live across social media and YouTube this weekend, and be sure to visit www.gtcup.co.uk for the new 2020 GT Cup Championship Provisional Dates!