MOTORSPORT: Wisbech driver sixth in British GT Championship

Jake Giddings (right) and Kieran Griffin were sixth in their class.
Jake Giddings (right) and Kieran Griffin were sixth in their class.
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Wisbech racer Jake Giddings finished sixth in his class in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship following yesterday’s (September 13) final round at Donington.

Giddings and team-mate Kieran Griffin ended their first season together in sixth place in the Pro-Am class and they were 10th in the overall GT4 standings.

In the entrant championship their JWBird Motorsport squad ended its maiden season in British GT in eighth position.

With unidentified power issues having blighted the mid part of their campaign, Giddings and Griffin finally had an opportunity to return to the sort of form and performance they displayed earlier in the season with their No.47 Aston Martin V8 Vantage back to its best this weekend.

Running with a new ECU and control module, the car didn’t miss a beat and the pair progress from 10th on the GT4 grid to finish sixth at the Leicestershire venue.

“We’re all pleased we got the power back this weekend and the car was working as it should for the first time in a few races,” reflected Giddings. “Even though qualifying didn’t work out too bad, it wasn’t ideal starting in 10th. The race went quite well for both of us though really and sixth wasn’t a bad result to end the year with to be honest.

“It’s been frustrating with the power issue over the last few rounds, not that it was anyone’s fault, but at least we got one good last run before the season finished. It’s been a big jump for Kieran and the team this year into a championship as competitive as British GT, but it’s been a strong season overall and everyone has worked incredibly hard.”