2015 British GT Championship

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2015 British GT Championship
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The 2015 Avon Tyres British GT season was the 23rd season of the British GT Championship. The season began on 6 April at Oulton Park and finished on 13 September at Donington Park, after nine rounds held over seven meetings. Beechdean Motorsport won both the GT3 and GT4 drivers championships. Team owner Andrew Howard won his second title with Jonathan Adam in GT3 while Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn claimed honours in GT4.

Entry listEdit

2015 Entry List
Team No. Drivers Class Chassis Engine Rounds
Driver Car
  Beechdean-AMR[1] 007   Jonathan Adam[1] PA GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 All
  Andrew Howard[1]
407   Jamie Chadwick[2] S GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Aston Martin 4.7L V8 All
  Ross Gunn[2]
  Ecurie Ecosse powered by Black Bull[3] 1   Marco Attard[3] PA GT3 BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4L V8 All
  Alexander Sims[3]
  Oman Racing Team[4] 2   Ahmad Al Harthy[4] S GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 All
  Daniel Lloyd[4] 1–6
  Alex MacDowall[5] 7–9
4   Mat Jackson[6] PA GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 1–2
  Phil Dryburgh[6]
6   Rory Butcher[4] PA GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 All
  Liam Griffin[4]
  Von Ryan Racing[7] 10   Ross Wylie[7] S GT3 McLaren 650S GT3 McLaren 3.8L Turbo V8 All
  Andrew Watson[7]
12   Euan Hankey[7] PA GT3 McLaren 650S GT3 McLaren 3.8L Turbo V8 1–3, 7–9
  Salih Yoluç[7]
  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs[8] 4
  Gilles Vannelet[8]
  22GT Racing[9] 11   Jon Barnes[9] PA GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 All
  Mark Farmer[9]
  TF Sport[10] 17   Matt Bell[10] PA GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 All
  Derek Johnston[10]
27   Jody Fannin[11] PA GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 All
  Andrew Jarman[11]
  FF Corse[12] 18   Gary Eastwood[12] PA GT3 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5L V8 1–8
  Adam Carroll[12] 1–3, 6–8
  Richard Lyons[13] 4
  Ollie Hancock[14] 5
  Rosso Verde 21   Hector Lester PA GT3 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5L V8 1–2, 5–6, 9
  Benny Simonsen
  Preci-Spark 22   David Jones AA GT3 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Mercedes-AMG 6.2L V8 All
  Godfrey Jones
  Team Parker Racing[13] 24   Callum MacLeod[13] PA GT3 Audi R8 LMS Ultra Audi 5.2L V10 4
  Ian Loggie[13]
  RAM Racing[15] 30   Lewis Plato[15] PA GT3 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Mercedes-AMG 6.2L V8 1–8
  Alistair MacKinnon[15]
  Lewis Plato[16] S 9
  Bradley Ellis[16]
  Trackspeed[13] 31   Norbert Siedler[13] PA GT3 Porsche 997 GT3-R Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 4
  David Ashburn[13]
  Team LNT[17] 32   Mike Simpson[17] PA GT3 Ginetta G55 GT3 Ginetta 4.3L V8 All
  Steve Tandy[17]
44   Rick Parfitt, Jr.[18] PA GT3 Ginetta G55 GT3 Ginetta 4.3L V8 All
  Tom Oliphant[18] 1–6, 9
  Ryan Ratcliffe[19] 7–8
  University of Bolton 41   Rob Garofall PA GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 3–9
  Anna Walewska
  Marc VDS & Friends Racing for Cancer[14] 42   Bas Leinders[14] PA GT3 BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4L V8 5
  Pascal Witmeur[14]
  PROsport Performance[20]   Adam Christodoulou[20] PA Inv Porsche 981 Cayman SP GT4 Porsche 3.4L Flat-6 9
  Henry Hassid[20]
  Century Motorsport[21] 43   Aleksander Schjerpen[21] S GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 1–9
  James Birch[21] 1–6
  Fredrik Blomstedt[5] 7–9
73   Nathan Freke[22] PA GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 9
  Ian Stinton[22]
  Twisted Team Parker[23] 46   Bradley Ellis[23] PA GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 1–6
  Adrian Barwick[23]
  JWB Motorsport[24] 47   Jake Giddings[24] PA GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Aston Martin 4.7L V8 1–9
  Kieran Griffin[24]
  Fox Motorsport[25] 48   Jamie Stanley[25] PA GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 1–6, 9
  Paul McNeilly[25]
  Jamie Stanley[25] S 7–8
  Fulvio Mussi[26]
  AmDtuning.com[27] 49   Graham Coomes[27] PA GT4 Porsche 997 GT4 Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 1–6, 9
  Shaun Hollamby[27] 1–2
  Jake Hill[28] 3–6, 9
  Graham Coomes[5] AA 7–8
  Shaun Hollamby[5]
  Professional Motorsport World Expo racing with Optimum[29] 50   Graham Johnson[29] PA GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 All
  Mike Robinson[29]
55   Charlie Hollings[30] PA GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 4
  Alistair Barclay[30]
  Stratton Motorsport[31] 51   Jade Edwards[31] PA GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Aston Martin 4.7L V8 1–3, 7–8
  Chloé Edwards[31] 1–2
  George White 3
  David Tinn[32] 7–8
  UltraTek Racing[33] 53   Richard Taffinder[33] PA GT4 Lotus Evora GT4 Toyota 4.0L V6 All
  Martin Plowman 1–2
  James Nash[33] 3–9
54   Jamie Wall[33] PA GT4 Lotus Evora GT4 Toyota 4.0L V6 All
  Tim Eakin[33]
  Tolman Motorsport[34] 56   David Pattison[34] PA GT4 Ginetta G55 GT4 Ford Cyclone 3.7L V6 All
  Luke Davenport[34]
  Academy Motorsport[35] 61   Will Moore[35] PA GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Aston Martin 4.7L V8 All
  Dennis Strandberg[35]
62   Chris Webster[35] PA GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Aston Martin 4.7L V8 All
  James Harrison[35] 1–3
  Matt Nicoll-Jones 4
  Mike Hart 5–8
  Daniel Lloyd 9
  Team Russia by Barwell Racing with Demon Tweeks[36] 63   Phil Keen[36] PA GT3 BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4L V8 All
  Jon Minshaw[36]
  Quantamatic Racing[37] 71   Terry Langley[37] S GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Aston Martin 4.7L V8 1–4
  Mike Hart[37]
  Track Group[38] 72   Ben Clucas[38] PA GT4 Lotus Evora GT4 Toyota 4.0L V6 5
  Adam Balon[38]
  ISSY Racing[39] 77   Gavan Kershaw[39] PA GT4 Lotus Evora GT4 Toyota 4.0L V6 All
  Oz Yusuf[39]
  GPRM[40] 86   Stefan Hodgetts[40] PA Inv
GT4
Toyota GT86 GT4 Toyota 2.0L Flat-4 1–4, 7–9[N 1]
  Richard Williams
  Stefan Hodgetts[40] S 6
  James Fletcher
  Leonard Motorsport-AMR[14] 87   Michael Meadows[14] S GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 5
  Stuart Leonard[14]
  Aston Martin Brussels[14] 100   Tim Verbergt[14] PA GT3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 5
  Michael Schmetz[14]
  Triple Eight Racing[41] 888   Lee Mowle[41] PA GT3 BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4L V8 All
  Joe Osborne[41]
Notes
  1. ^ GPRM competed at rounds 1–2 as an invitational entry and therefore was ineligible to score points. From round 3 onwards, GPRM are competing in the GT4 class.
Icon Class
Drivers
PA Pro-Am
S Silver Cup
AA Am-Am
Car
GT3 GT3 Class
GT3B GT3B Class
GT4 GT4 Class
GTC Cup Class
Inv Invitation Class

Race calendarEdit

The provisional 2015 calendar was announced on 5 November 2014.[42] Spa-Francorchamps will host a two-hour endurance race as opposed to two hour-long races in 2014. All races except Belgian round at Spa, were held in the United Kingdom.

Round Circuit Date Length Pole Position GT3 Winner GT4 Winner
1 Oulton Park 6 April 60 mins No. 6 Oman Racing Team No. 6 Oman Racing Team No. 50 Optimum Motorsport
  Rory Butcher
  Liam Griffin
  Rory Butcher
  Liam Griffin
  Graham Johnson
  Mike Robinson
2 60 mins No. 007 Beechdean-AMR No. 007 Beechdean-AMR No. 77 ISSY Racing
  Jonathan Adam
  Andrew Howard
  Jonathan Adam
  Andrew Howard
  Gavan Kershaw
  Oz Yusuf
3 Rockingham 3 May 120 mins No. 1 Ecurie Ecosse No. 1 Ecurie Ecosse No. 407 Beechdean-AMR
  Marco Attard
  Alexander Sims
  Marco Attard
  Alexander Sims
  Jamie Chadwick
  Ross Gunn
4 Silverstone Arena 31 May 180 mins No. 007 Beechdean-AMR No. 12 Von Ryan Racing No. 407 Beechdean-AMR
  Jonathan Adam
  Andrew Howard
  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
  Gilles Vannelet
  Jamie Chadwick
  Ross Gunn
5 Spa-Francorchamps 11 July 120 mins No. 007 Beechdean-AMR No. 007 Beechdean-AMR No. 77 ISSY Racing
  Jonathan Adam
  Andrew Howard
  Jonathan Adam
  Andrew Howard
  Gavan Kershaw
  Oz Yusuf
6 Brands Hatch GP 2 August 120 mins No. 007 Beechdean-AMR No. 1 Ecurie Ecosse No. 56 Tolman Motorsport
  Jonathan Adam
  Andrew Howard
  Marco Attard
  Alexander Sims
  David Pattison
  Luke Davenport
7 Snetterton 23 August 60 mins No. 27 TF Sport No. 6 Oman Racing Team No. 77 ISSY Racing
  Jody Fannin
  Andrew Jarman
  Rory Butcher
  Liam Griffin
  Gavan Kershaw
  Oz Yusuf
8 60 mins No. 1 Ecurie Ecosse No. 007 Beechdean-AMR No. 48 Fox Motorsport
  Marco Attard
  Alexander Sims
  Jonathan Adam
  Andrew Howard
  Jamie Stanley
  Fulvio Mussi
9 Donington Park 13 September 120 mins No. 27 TF Sport No. 17 TF Sport No. 62 Academy Motorsport
  Jody Fannin
  Andrew Jarman
  Matt Bell
  Derek Johnston
  Daniel Lloyd
  Chris Webster

Championship standingsEdit

Points system

Points are awarded as follows:

Length 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
60 mins 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
60+ mins 37.5 27 22.5 18 15 12 9 6 3 1.5

Drivers' championshipsEdit

GT3Edit

Pos Driver OUL ROC SIL SPA BRH SNE DON Points
1   Jonathan Adam Ret 1 7 5 1 4 4 1 5 156.5
  Andrew Howard
2   Alexander Sims 6 3 1 3 4 1 8 10 Ret 143.5
  Marco Attard
3   Joe Osborne 3 5 6 2 Ret 2 5 5 4 129
  Lee Mowle
4   Rory Butcher 1 4 3 6 5 6 1 14 DSQ 123.5
  Liam Griffin
5   Matt Bell Ret DNS 5 Ret 7 3 3 6 1 107
  Derek Johnston
6   Phil Keen Ret Ret 8 Ret 2 8 12 2 3 79.5
  Jon Minshaw
7   Andrew Jarman 8 12 9 8 Ret Ret 2 9 2 60
  Jody Fannin
8   Ahmed Al Harthy 10 13 2 4 11 Ret 9 7 9 57
9   Daniel Lloyd 10 13 2 4 11 Ret 9 7 54
10   Steve Tandy 7 2 Ret 10 6 12 14 DNS 7 46.5
  Mike Simpson
11   Gary Eastwood 2 6 DSQ Ret 10 5 11 DNS 42.5
12   Adam Carroll 2 6 DSQ 5 11 DNS 41
13   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 1 37.5
  Gilles Vannelet
14   Mark Farmer Ret 7 10 Ret 9 13 7 3 8 37.5
  Jon Barnes
15   Benny Simonsen 5 11 13 7 6 31
  Hector Lester
16   Andrew Watson Ret 9 Ret 7 8 10 6 13 10 28
  Ross Wylie
17   Lewis Plato Ret 8 4 DSQ Ret 9 10 11 12 26
18   Alistair MacKinnon Ret 8 4 DSQ Ret 9 10 11 26
19   Michael Meadows 3 22.5
  Stuart Leonard
20   Rick Parfitt Jr 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 4 13 14
21   Mat Jackson 4 10 13
  Phil Dryburgh
22   Ryan Ratcliffe Ret 4 12
23   Euan Hankey DSQ DNS DSQ DSQ 8 4
  Salih Yoluç
24   Alex MacDowall 9 3
25   David Jones 11 Ret 9 11 13 12 11 3
  Godfrey Jones
26   Tom Oliphant 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 13 2
27   Ollie Hancock 10 1.5
28   Tim Verbergt 12 0
  Michael Schmetz
29   Bradley Ellis 12 0
30   Bas Leinders 14 0
  Pascal Witmeur
31   Ian Loggie Ret 0
  Callum MacLeod
32   Richard Lyons Ret 0
33   Norbert Siedler Ret 0
  David Ashburn
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

ReferencesEdit

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