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British GT Heads to Rockingham for Two-Hour Enduro

British GT ready for two-hour endurance race at Rockingham…

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The British GT Championship heads to Rockingham Motor Speedway this weekend for its first two-hour endurance race of the season, with minimal changes to the entry list.

A near-identical entry list from the Oulton Park season-opener earlier this month has been released, with 30 cars set to tackle the roval in Corby, Northamptonshire.

ENTRY LIST: Rockingham

The only change announced so far is that Ginetta GT4 SuperCup driver George Gamble will replace Mike Simpson in the No. 111 Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4.

He will join Anna Walewska, with Simpson racing this weekend at Portimao in the VdeV Series.

Having won both one-hour races that kicked off the season at Oulton Park, Barwell Motorsport drivers Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw lead the GT3 standings with 50 points.

Reigning champions Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston are 17 points behind, with 37.5 points up for grabs at Rockingham.

The Lanan Racing, track-club, Optimum Motorsport and HHC Motorsport teams are all within five points of each other in the tighter GT4 standings, meanwhile.

The British GT field will also show support for Billy Monger at Rockingham, the 17-year-old Formula 4 driver who sustained life-changing injuries in a crash at Donington Park two weeks ago.

Fans on the pitwalk will have the opportunity to donate to his cause, which has already raised over £750,000 ($967,000), while all cars will run special windscreen banners this weekend bearing the #BillyWhizz hashtag.

“British GT was at Oulton Park the same weekend as Billy sustained his injuries and it was clear how much the accident affected those in the paddock,” said Championship Manager Benjamin Franassovici.

“We have a lot of drivers Billy’s age and younger competing with us and in the support categories, so although we don’t know him personally there is a connection.

“As part of the UK motorsport community we also feel compelled to help. Offering our most prominent advertising space seems like a good way to do that.”

Track action at Rockingham gets underway on Saturday, April 29, with the two-hour race set for 1:10 p.m. local time on Sunday, April 30. 

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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