British GT is going from strength to strength and this promised to be a very exciting event
With the motorsport season kicking off here, there and everywhere it was time to make the annual trip to the delightful Oulton Park to begin Britain’s best GT championship’s 2014 campaign. The Easter weekend did, however, see a slightly difficult situation for fans of motorsport. FIA WEC and ELMS was at Silverstone, the BTCC and supports were at Donington Park, Blancpain Sprint Series was at Nogaro, British GT was at Oulton Park, British Drift Championship kicked off at Lydden Hill and even Thruxton had an ‘Easter Revival’ event on – not to mention that there was even a F1 race and FIA ERC in Ireland! Clearly a massively busy weekend for the world of motorsport.
I, of course, decided that Oulton was the place to be. British GT is going from strength to strength at the moment and with yet again a capacity grid at the opening round it’ll be interesting to see how the season plays out. So many brands are being represented in the championship this year – even the new GT3 on the block, the Bentley, has two entries. Big names are in the championship too.
Arguably the biggest being Sir Chris Hoy who has partnered the Nissan Team RJN with Alex Buncombe and the iconic Nissan GT-R GT3 to tackle the championship. Even ex-touring car driver Tom Onslow-Cole has joined the GT ranks for the season. It’s all very exciting for the championship.
Hope you enjoy my photographs from the opening round. Next up for me is the second destination on the calendar for British GT, Rockingham.