A WIN AND TWO PODIUMS FOR FERRARI AT DONINGTON | Automotive News | Auto Reporter
The third round of the GT Cup Championship kept at the Donington Park circuit, saw Scott Sport's #61 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, crewed by John Dhillon and Phil Quaife, away with a victory and two class podiums.
Podiums and withdrawal. John Dhillon – Phil Quaife's Ferrari, a GT Cup class player, competed in all four scheduled races of the GT Cup third round, which took place last weekend at Donington.
In the opening 25-minute Sprint race, the #61 Ferrari, beginning from sixth place overall, accomplished to gain a position to post second in the class, fifth overall.
Saturday's second 50-minute race showed less successful with the Dhillon – Quaife joining forced to withdraw on the sixteenth lap.
In the Sprint race on Sunday, the #61 Ferrari crew rolled out a steady performance from a third-row start. It resulted in climbing several positions in the order while taking advantage of the retirement of Jim and Glynn Geddie's Lamborghini Huracán, which had retired with wheel issues. Dhillon – Quaife consequently moved into second place in the GTC class, fourth overall, behind the final winner James Webb in another Lamborghini.
Triumph. The bounce-back game for the #61 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo in the Endurance race, the weekend's final event. After a fine start, John Dhillon, taking charge of the first stint, managed to snatch the lead in his class, but an error at the Old Hairpin saw him go off-track while battling Seale in the Lamborghini Huracán. On hand to take advantage of Webb's situation, the winner of race 3, who subsequently took the lead. Webb held out until Phil Quaife came out on track and wrestled back the lead to clinch the class victory while also making it onto the overall podium thanks to third place in the general classification.
Schedule. The fourth round of the GT Cup championship will occur on October 10 and 11 at Brands Hatch.