Northern Ireland driver Tom Edgar returns to Donington Park with Toyota Gazoo Racing UK this weekend for the final round of the 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship. The two-hour title showdown is one of UK motorsport’s annual highlights and has a habit of turning conventional wisdom on its head by providing drama right up until the chequered flag.
Tom Edgar: “It’s hard to believe we’re at the last race of the season already, what a year it has been. Driving the Toyota GR Supra GT4 has been fantastic and I’ve got to race some amazing circuits, including an excursion to Spa-Francorchamps which is definitely a highlight. We still have one more 2-hour race to go, so I have my eyes forward and hopefully I can end the season on a high note. here are championships on the line, so expect lots of drivers to be pushing hard. This can change the dynamic of a race quite drastically.
Another podium would be a fantastic end to my first season in British GT, my co-driver Jordan and I will be working hard to give the team a result to celebrate. Heading to our final race of the year I need to say a big thank you to those who support me, including my sponsors.”
“I’m looking forward to returning to Donington, we did well there last time, achieving a podium. Everyone is hoping we can replicate our success there this time round, and put into practice everything we’ve learned over the course of the season. ”
Two anniversaries – British GT’s 30th season and 20 years of Intelligent Money – will also be celebrated this weekend when every car carries a one-off windscreen banner design featuring both the IM roundel and British GT’s pre-SRO logo. Donington hosted the series’ very first race in 1993, making it the perfect venue at which to commemorate the milestone.
Can’t make it to Donington? No sweat! Qualifying, warm-up and the race are all live on SRO’s GT World YouTube channel, britishgt.com and British GT’s Facebook page, while there’s also live qualifying and race coverage on Sky Sports F1.
Thursday 13 October
11:00 – 11:15: Test 1
13:45 – 14:40: Test 2
16:05 – 17:00: Test 3
Saturday 15 October
09:40 – 10:40: Free Practice 1
12:15 – 13:15: Free Practice 2
16:05 – 16:15: Qualifying – GT3 Q1
16:19 – 16:29: Qualifying – GT3 Q2
16:33 – 16:43: Qualifying – GT4 Q1
16:48 – 16:58: Qualifying – GT4 Q2
Sunday 16 October
09:40 – 09:55: Warm-up
13:00 – 15:00: Race
GT3 – 1m26.309s – Marcus Clutton – Enduro Motorsport McLaren 720S – 2022
GT4 – 1m34.898s – Sennan Fielding – Steller Motorsport Audi R8 LMS – 2022
PITSTOP SPECIFICS – TWO-HOUR RACE
The number of driver changes are free but there are minimum and maximum total drive times for the starting driver. In GT4 starting drivers must complete a minimum of 58 minutes, while in GT3 this rises to 62 minutes. All classes share the same maximum starting drive time of 70 minutes.
Mandatory Pitstop Times (pit-in to pit-out)
GT3: 110s | GT4: 140s