Tag: British GT Championship

British motorsport history made on Pirelli rubber in 2018

British motorsport history made on Pirelli rubber in 2018

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

History was made in Pirelli’s third season supplying the British GT Championship when Flick Haigh became the first woman to be a champion in the series.

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Absolute Alignment increases visibility with BTCC, British GT team support

Absolute Alignment increases visibility with BTCC, British GT team support

9th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Garage equipment distributor Absolute Alignment has announced two partnerships with UK race teams in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and British GT Championship. The company has become an Official Technical Partner to Power Maxed Racing in the BTCC, and will support Academy Motorsport’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 entries in British GT. The company supplies wheel alignment equipment to workshops of all sizes. Company director Chris Dear has been in the motor trade since 1996 and has commensurate in-depth product knowledge.

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Absolute Alignment supports BTCC, British GT teams

Absolute Alignment supports BTCC, British GT teams

29th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Garage equipment distributor Absolute Alignment has announced two partnerships with UK race teams in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and British GT Championship. The company has become an Official Technical Partner to Power Maxed Racing in the BTCC, and will be supporting Academy Motorsport’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 entries in British GT.

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Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Pirelli supported a wide range of different racing and rallying competition in Britain, including GT racing, F3 and rallying.

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Pirelli equips British GT field for season’s longest race at Silverstone

Pirelli equips British GT field for season’s longest race at Silverstone

7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply the tyres for the British GT Championship’s blue-riband event: the Silverstone 500. With a single three-hour endurance race, this round features 50 per cent more racing than any other event and unique strategic opportunities for the teams, all of whom race on Pirelli P Zero tyres.

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Snetterton next for British GT Championship

Snetterton next for British GT Championship

25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Snetterton hosts the third event of the British GT Championship season this weekend, with a pair of one-hour races to be contested by a provisional field of 28 supercars all equipped with Pirelli P Zero tyres.

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Bentley wins at Rockingham in new Pirelli P Zero DHD’s first British GT endurance race

Bentley wins at Rockingham in new Pirelli P Zero DHD’s first British GT endurance race

2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 driven by Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris and with Pirelli P Zero DHD tyres won the two-hour race at Rockingham in round two of the British GT Championship. Supplied with DH tyres, the Ginetta G55 of Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton won in the GT4 class – at 17 they represent the youngest pairing to ever win in British GT.

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Pirelli to supply British GT grid of 30 cars at Rockingham

Pirelli to supply British GT grid of 30 cars at Rockingham

27th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply its P Zero to the 30 supercars of the British GT Championship grid at Rockingham for round two of the 2017 season. The two-hour endurance race takes place at the newest track on the British GT calendar, with the Northamptonshire circuit’s American-style banked oval providing a notable feature in the 1.94-mile International Super Sportscar Circuit layout. The oval forms the first corner, banked at seven degrees, after which comes a heavy braking zone onto a twisty infield section where tyres have to withstand continual braking and traction energy.

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Lamborghini seals wet, dry British GT victories on Pirelli

Lamborghini seals wet, dry British GT victories on Pirelli

18th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Pirelli supported 2017 British GT Championship got underway at Oulton Park with two one-hour sprint races on Easter Monday, with a double victory for the #33 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen claimed in wet and the dry conditions. In GT4 the wins were shared by the McLaren 570S driven by Adam Balon and Adam Mackay and the Ginetta G55 of Alex Reed and David Pittard.

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Lamborghini double on Pirelli tyres in British GT

Lamborghini double on Pirelli tyres in British GT

9th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw claimed a double British GT win in their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the penultimate event of the Pirelli-equipped series at Snetterton. The results move Barwell Motorsport drivers Keen and Minshaw to the top of the drivers’ standings in the GT3 class with just one race remaining at Donington Park on September 10-11. The victory in race one came despite a clash with the BMW Z4 GT3 of Joe Osborne that sent the Lamborghini into a spin.

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Pirelli travelling to familiar European Spa for British GT

Pirelli travelling to familiar European Spa for British GT

5th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The British GT Championship remains open to Europe in a way seemingly at odds with just over half the UK, as it ventures to Spa-Francorchamps for the fifth event of the season. Though most of the British drivers won’t be as familiar with the Belgian circuit as the season’s UK tracks, Pirelli – in its first season exclusively supplying the championship – will supply a tyre, its P Zero DHC, that has completed many thousands of laps there at the Spa 24 Hours over recent seasons. Pirelli and its engineers will be at Spa on the Tuesday prior to the British GT races for the test day of the 2016 24 Hours, which takes place at the end of the month.

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Pirelli-equipped British GT to take on Rockingham challenge

Pirelli-equipped British GT to take on Rockingham challenge

25th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s exclusive supply deal with the British GT Championship enters its second round on the high-speed banked oval and twisty infield of Northamptonshire’s Rockingham circuit on 30-31 April. Record-breaking lap times were set on the new P Zero rubber at the season’s curtain-raiser at Brands Hatch, with Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam claiming victory and an early GT3 championship lead in their TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Competition was fiercer, with Bentley, Lamborghini and BMW making it four different manufacturers in the top four in the race.

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Ecurie Ecosse and McLaren in British GT alliance

Ecurie Ecosse and McLaren in British GT alliance

16th March 2016 | 0 Comments

The Ecurie Ecosse team has joined forces with McLaren for its assault on the British GT Championship in 2016. With a heritage that dates back to wins at Le Mans in the 1950s, Ecurie Ecosse will field a McLaren 650S GT3 in British GT, which will be exclusively supplied by Pirelli from the coming season in a new multi-year deal.

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Pirelli to supply British GT from 2016

Pirelli to supply British GT from 2016

22nd September 2015 | 0 Comments

Pirell will equip the British GT Championship in a multi-year deal from 2016 onwards. The announcement follows Pirelli’s agreement to extend its supply contract to the Blancpain GT Series, the premier GT championship for race versions of road-going supercars, which is contested by upwards of 10 manufacturers over a variety of legendary circuits within Europe.

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Avon Tyres British GT reaches penultimate round at Snetterton

Avon Tyres British GT reaches penultimate round at Snetterton

20th August 2015 | 0 Comments

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship returns this weekend, 22-23 August, for its penultimate round at one of the calendar’s fastest circuits, the Snetterton 300. The Norfolk track is the second of seven in the 2015 calendar to feature two one-hour races, giving the drivers ample opportunity to gain points over the weekend.

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