Loughborough College racer makes history with major British GT prize

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Loughborough College racer makes history with major British GT prize

Loughborough College racing driver Will Tregurtha has made British GT history with a major prize at the 2017 Championships.

The season finale at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit saw Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton become the youngest crew ever to win a British GT title after they secured this year’s Drivers’ and Teams’ title.

In British GT’s 25th anniversary year, the pair held a comfortable 25-point advantage heading into the decider and second place in the GT4 field was enough to hand them the Silver Cup crown.

With a combined 35 years and 160 days Tregurtha and Middleton broke the record previously held by Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn who were 160 days their senior when winning the GT4 title at Snetterton in 2015.

GT racing is traditionally seen as an endurance discipline, and British GT honours that by mandating two drivers per car, with driver changes take place during pit-stops.

Tregurtha, who studies with Loughborough College on the MSA Academy programme, said: "It has just been the best season ever! I've had so much fun this year, that's what it is all about.

“We're here to have fun and we have done really well in the process.

“I can't thank everyone enough. HHC Motorsport has done an amazing job this year so thank you to Jody [Hemmings] and Charlie [Kemp] and everyone else in the team because they've not put a foot wrong.

“It is unbelievable. I'm really happy with how this year has gone.”

The British GT Championship returns in March next year, starting its 26th campaign at Oulton Park.

Pictured: Loughborough College student Will Tregurtha (left) with team-mate Stuart Middleton after making history as the youngest crew ever to win a British GT title


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