2009 British GT season

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2009 British GT season
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The 2009 Avon Tyres British GT season was the 17th season of the British GT Championship. The season began at Oulton Park's Easter Monday meeting, and finished on September 20 at Brands Hatch after 14 races. 2009 saw the debut of the new Supersport class. Twins David and Godfrey Jones won the GT3 title during the final race of the season. Jody Firth sealed the GT4 title, while Phil Keen and Marcus Clutton won the Supersports Class.

Drivers and Teams[edit]

  • All cars ran on Avon tyres.
2009 Entry List[1]
Team No. Drivers Class Chassis Engine Rounds
RPM Motorsport 2 United Kingdom Michael Bentwood[2] GT3 Ford GT GT3 Ford 5.0L V8 5–10
United Kingdom Philip Walker[2] 5–14
United Kingdom Alex Mortimer 11–14
Chad Racing 3 South Africa Christopher Hyman[3] GT3 Ferrari F430 GT3 Ferrari 4.3L V8 1–10, 12–14
United Kingdom Paul Warren[3] 1–6, 9–14
Argentina José Manuel Balbiani[4] 7–8, 11
Beechdean Motorsport 7 United Kingdom Andrew Howard[5] GT3 Aston Martin DBRS9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 1–6, 9–10, 12–14
United Kingdom Jamie Smyth[5]
50 United Kingdom Ben de Zille-Butler GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 Aston Martin AJ 4.3L V8 1–2
United Kingdom Richard Jones
Rollcentre Racing 8 United Kingdom Gregor Fisken[2] GT3 Mosler MT900R Chevrolet LS7 7.0L V8 3–4
United Kingdom Martin Short[2]
9 United Kingdom Daniel Brown[6] GT3 Mosler MT900R Chevrolet LS7 7.0L V8 1–11
United Kingdom Stuart Hall[6] 1–4
United Kingdom Gregor Fisken 5–8
United Kingdom Martin Short 9–11
VRS Equipment Finance 12 United Kingdom Phil Burton GT3 Ferrari F430 GT3 Ferrari 4.3L V8 All
United Kingdom Adam Wilcox
ABG Motorsport 20 United Kingdom Aaron Scott[7] GT3 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe Dodge 8.3L V10 All
United Kingdom Craig Wilkins[7]
66 United Kingdom Marcus Clutton SS KTM X-Bow Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo I4 1–2, 11
United Kingdom Phil Keen
MTECH Racing 21 United Kingdom Duncan Cameron GT3 Ferrari F430 GT3
Ferrari 430 Scuderia[2]
Ferrari 4.3L V8 All
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin 1–2, 5–8, 11–12
United Kingdom Mike Wilds 3–4, 9–10
United Kingdom Mike Edmonds 13–14
Team Preci-Spark 22 United Kingdom David Jones GT3 Ascari KZ1-R BMW M62 5.0L V8 All
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones
Rosso Verde 23 United Kingdom Hector Lester GT3 Ferrari F430 GT3 Ferrari 4.3L V8 All
Denmark Allan Simonsen 1–6, 9–14
France Stéphane Daoudi 7–8
22 GT Racing 32 United Kingdom Tom Alexander[2] GT3 Aston Martin DBRS9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 3–4
United Kingdom Adrian Willmott[2]
Century Motorsport 41 United Kingdom Nathan Freke GT4 Ginetta G50 Ford Cyclone 3.5L V6 11
United Kingdom Benji Hetherington
Stark Racing 44 United Kingdom Ian Stinton[8] GT4 Ginetta G50 Ford Cyclone 3.5L V6 1–8, 12–14
United Kingdom Mike Thomas 3–6
United Kingdom Paul Marsh 7–8
United Kingdom Gary Simms 13–14
United Kingdom Neil Clark 12
46 GT4 Ginetta G50 Ford Cyclone 3.5L V6 1–2
United Kingdom Ian Stinton 9–10
United Kingdom Hunter Abbott
Team WFR 52 United Kingdom Jody Firth GT4 Ginetta G50 Ford Cyclone 3.5L V6 All
United Kingdom Nigel Moore 1–6, 9–14
Speedworks Motorsport 53 United Kingdom Richard Sykes GT4 Ginetta G50 Ford Cyclone 3.5L V6 1–2, 12
United Kingdom Lawrence Tomlinson 1–2
United Kingdom Christian Dick 12
Rob Austin Racing 54 United Kingdom Hunter Abbott GT4 Ginetta G50 Ford Cyclone 3.5L V6 1–6
United Kingdom Gary Simms
Piranha Motorsport 67 United Kingdom Chris Bialan SS Lotus 2-Eleven Toyota 2ZZ-GE 1.8L I4 13–14
United Kingdom Simon Mason
Barwell Motorsport 72 Belgium Eddy Renard GT3 Aston Martin DBRS9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 1–2
Belgium Vincent Vosse
90 United Kingdom Andrew Smith[9] Inv Ginetta G50Z Zytek 4.5L V8 3–4
United Kingdom Oliver Bryant[10] 3–6, 9–10, 12
United Kingdom Joe Osborne 5–6
United Kingdom Piers Johnson 9–10, 12
Russia Leo Machitski 13–14
United Kingdom Phil Quaife
Mark Bailey Racing 91 United Kingdom Howard Spooner Inv Morgan Aero 8 BMW N62 4.8L V8 12–14
United Kingdom Andy Thompson 12
KTM 92 Austria Reinhard Kofler Inv KTM X-Bow Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo I4 13–14
Moore Racing 93 United Kingdom Dave Shelton Inv Mosler MT900 Chevrolet LS7 7.0L V8 13–14
Icon Class
GT3 GT3 Class
GT4 GT4 Class
SS Supersport Class
Inv Invitation Class

Calendar[edit]

  • All rounds were a duration of 60 minutes, except rounds 11 and 12, which were two-hour endurance races. Only the overall winners are listed. The Donington enduro was originally scheduled for April 26, however due to ongoing issues with the circuit's track licence, the meeting was rescheduled for July 19.[11] In the Spa-Francorchamps round, the British GT field was included in the Belcar Championship races.
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Drivers Winning Team
1 United Kingdom Oulton Park April 11 United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Rollcentre Racing
2 April 13 United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Rollcentre Racing
3 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps May 9 United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Gregor Fisken
United Kingdom Martin Short
Rollcentre Racing
4 May 10 United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Aaron Scott
United Kingdom Craig Wilkins
United Kingdom Aaron Scott
United Kingdom Craig Wilkins
ABG Motorsport
5 United Kingdom Rockingham May 30 United Kingdom Oliver Bryant
United Kingdom Joe Osborne
United Kingdom Oliver Bryant
United Kingdom Joe Osborne
United Kingdom Oliver Bryant
United Kingdom Joe Osborne
Barwell Motorsport
6 May 31 United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Oliver Bryant
United Kingdom Joe Osborne
Barwell Motorsport
7 United Kingdom Knockhill June 13 United Kingdom David Jones
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones
United Kingdom Hector Lester
France Stéphane Daoudi
United Kingdom David Jones
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones
Team Preci-Spark
8 June 14 United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
United Kingdom Gregor Fisken
United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Aaron Scott
United Kingdom Craig Wilkins
ABG Motorsport
9 United Kingdom Snetterton July 4 United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom Daniel Brown
United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom David Jones
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones
Team Preci-Spark
10 July 5 Denmark Allan Simonsen
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Allan Simonsen
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Allan Simonsen
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Rosso Verde
11 United Kingdom Donington Park July 19 United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Alex Mortimer
United Kingdom Philip Walker
RPM Motorsport
12 United Kingdom Silverstone August 16 United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
MTECH Racing
13 United Kingdom Brands Hatch September 19 United Kingdom Andrew Howard
United Kingdom Jamie Smyth
United Kingdom Alex Mortimer
United Kingdom Philip Walker
United Kingdom David Jones
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones
Team Preci-Spark
14 September 20 United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
United Kingdom Hector Lester
Denmark Alan Simonsen
Russia Leo Machitski
United Kingdom Phil Quaife
Barwell Motorsport

Standings[edit]

Points are awarded to the top eight finishers in the order 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Drivers in bold indicate pole position. Drivers in italics indicate fastest lap.

GT3[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
ROC
United Kingdom
KNO
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts
1 United Kingdom David Jones 2 2 2 Ret Ret 3 1 4 1 3 5 11† 1 4 87
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones 2 2 2 Ret Ret 3 1 4 1 3 5 11† 1 4
3 United Kingdom Hector Lester 3 4 4 2 2 8 3 5 3 1 6 7 3 2 86
4 Denmark Allan Simonsen 3 4 4 2 2 8 3 1 6 7 3 2 76
5 United Kingdom Aaron Scott 6 3 3 1 Ret 4 4 1 Ret 7 3 2 4 14† 69
United Kingdom Craig Wilkins 6 3 3 1 Ret 4 4 1 Ret 7 3 2 4 14†
7 United Kingdom Phil Burton DNS DNS Ret 7 3 5 2 2 4 6 Ret 4 2 3 62
United Kingdom Adam Wilcox DNS DNS Ret 7 3 5 2 2 4 6 Ret 4 2 3
9 United Kingdom Duncan Cameron 4 5 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 7† 9† 4 2 1 6 7 49
10 United Kingdom Daniel Brown 1 1 5 Ret 5 2 5 8 DSQ DSQ DSQ 44
11 United Kingdom Andrew Howard 7 8 8 4 4 6 8 5 5 9 5 40
United Kingdom Jamie Smyth 7 8 8 4 4 6 8 5 5 9 5
13 United Kingdom Philip Walker 7 9 6 6 5 8 1 3 8 6 39
14 United Kingdom Gregor Fisken 1 3 5 2 5 8 36
15 Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin 4 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 2 1 29
16 South Africa Chris Hyman 13† 6 10† 6 6 7 7 3 Ret 9 Ret 7 8 29
17 United Kingdom Paul Warren 13† 6 10† 6 6 7 Ret 9 4 Ret 7 8 26
18 United Kingdom Stuart Hall 1 1 5 Ret 24
19 United Kingdom Alex Mortimer 1 3 8 6 22
20 United Kingdom Michael Bentwood 7 9 6 6 5 8 17
21 United Kingdom Martin Short 1 3 DSQ DSQ DSQ 16
22 Argentina José Manuel Balbiani 7 3 4 13
23 United Kingdom Mike Wilds 7 8 9† 4 13
24 France Stéphane Daoudi 3 5 10
25 United Kingdom Mike Edmonds 6 7 7
26 Belgium Eddy Renard 5 7* 4
Belgium Vincent Vosse 5 7*
28 United Kingdom Tom Alexander 13 5 4
United Kingdom Adrian Willmott 13 5
Guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Oliver Bryant 6 11 1 1 2 2 6 0
United Kingdom Joe Osborne 1 1 0
Russia Leo Machitski 5 1 0
United Kingdom Phil Quaife 5 1 0
United Kingdom Piers Johnson 2 2 6 0
United Kingdom Andrew Smith 6 11 0
Austria Reinhard Kofler 10 9 0
United Kingdom Howard Spooner DNS Ret 11 0
United Kingdom Dave Shelton 12 DNS 0
United Kingdom Andy Thompson DNS 0
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
ROC
United Kingdom
KNO
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Notes[edit]

  • Renard and Vosse were not awarded points in race two at Oulton Park, due to running standard-spec pump fuel, following issues with the championship's Sunoco fuel during race one.[12]
  • Supersport Class drivers are awarded half points, due to a lack of competitors.
  • At Rockingham, as the Invitation Class Ginetta won both races, Simonsen and Lester were awarded maximum points in race one, and Brown and Fisken in race two. The Ginetta also won at Brands Hatch, with Simonsen and Lester again receiving maximum points.
  • From Spa onwards, half points were awarded in GT4, due to a lack of competitors.
  • The Mosler MT900R of Daniel Brown and Martin Short competed at Snetterton and Donington under protest due to a loophole in the regulations. Eventually, the Mosler was stripped of points gained from the rounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "16 set for British GT opener". crash.net. 2009-04-08. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "New cars to join field at Spa". crash.net. 2009-05-04. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Chad Racing Ferrari to contest British GT". crash.net. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Chad brings in Balbiani". crash.net. 2009-06-05. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Howard confident of Beechdean chances". crash.net. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Young guns team up for Mosler assault". crash.net. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  7. ^ a b "ABG pairing confirm return". crash.net. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Stark Racing confirms entry plans". crash.net. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  9. ^ "Andrew Smith to drive Barwell Ginetta G50Z in Spa round". britishgt.com. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  10. ^ "Bryant to race Ginetta G50Z". Autosport 196 (4): p. 90. 23 April 2009. 
  11. ^ Anderson, Ben (2009-04-14). "Donington British F3 race postponed". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  12. ^ "Barwell reveals fuel concerns". crash.net. 2009-04-13. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 

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