The fencing at Fogherty Esses on the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit during the third round of the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship season.

2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship – R3&4 Donington Park

Headlights blurred behind catch fencing at a race track.
The fencing at Fogherty Esses on the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit during the third round of the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship season.

The third and fourth rounds of the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship season took place this past weekend at Donington Park. A unique new format, a two hour race in the morning followed by a one hour race to end the day, led to interesting results.

The #18 WPI Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO took the top spot in the endurance race with Michael Igoe and series debutant Andrea Calderelli at the wheel. The GT4 spoils in the longer race went to the #95 TF Sport Aston Martin V8 Vantage AMR GT4 of Patrick Kibble and Connor O’Brien.

The shorter race saw different results, Nick Jones holding out for his first victory in GT3 with long-time team mate Scott Malvern. The Team Parker Racing duo took a gamble on slicks to start the race in their Bentley Continental GT3 which paid off handsomely. GT4 went to HHC Motorsport‘s McLaren 570S GT4 of Chris Wesemael and Gus Bowers.

As with Oulton Park, Nick Smith attended on a spectators ticket. Unlike Oulton Park, which is FIA Grade 4 and blighted by catch fencing only in 3 locations, Donington Park hosts world championship events and is surrounded at almost all opportunities by heavy metal fences.

It made for interesting shooting and had its own challenges, combined with the flat light and pervading mist, white balance was a real problem in processing. We have however managed to produce a gallery of images which really do tell the tale of the race.

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