Tilley holds on to third place despite issues in final race

Graham Tilley in action at Brand's Hatch. Photo: Jakob Ebrey
Graham Tilley in action at Brand's Hatch. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Despite problems with tyre selection, Graham Tilley held on to third place in the Ginetta GT4 Championship.

Tilley arrived at Brands Hatch for the final rounds of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup with one aim, to hold onto third place in the Championship with his Ginetta G55 run by Banbury-based RAW Motorsports.

Tyre choice became a lottery from the start of the weekend.

Starting from the back of the grid, Tilley was still hoping for a dryer track but still held on to third place for the whole of the second half.

Apart from championship winner Colin White, Tilley was the only other driver to start race two on slicks.

Manhal Allos had reinging Radical European Masters Ross Kaiser sharing his Radical SR8 at Monza.

Kaiser put the RAW Motorsports car on pole for the first race but could not match the straightline speed of their rivals Spyders.

Kaiser retained a solid second in his opening stint and having rejoined fourth Allos made the podium with nine laps remaining, after John Corbett was given a stop go penalty.

Allos started the second race and again kept them in contention, handing back to Kaiser from seventh place.

Kaiser fought back to sixth after two of their rivals collided and two expired, leaving them a surprised third, only to be excluded for allegedly being underweight.

It finally came good for the duo in race three however, with Kaiser running in the top three throughout his stint.

He handed over the car in the lead, which Allos retained, as his rivals explored the scenery on more than one occasion in their efforts to demote him.

So the victory still keeps Allos in with a chance of the title at Jerez later this month.

Marcelo Marateotto and Marco Cencetti also took podiums out of three in the SR3 class for the Banbury team.

But their highlight was Cencetti’s pursuit of James Robinson in the last race for the class lead. Nose to tail for the last two laps, but Robinson’s defence held.