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Witt’s 14th place at Rockingham is a step forward
5:18pm Thursday 14th June 2012 in Sport
Jordan Witt finished in 14th place in the British GT Championship at Rockingham. Pictures by Derek John Binsted
NANTWICH driver Jordan Witt raced his Chevron GT3 in the latest round of the British GT Championship at Rockingham near Corby.
Witt’s car was performing well during the two early practice sessions around the unique track, which is the only English circuit to incorporate American-style banking alongside the usual straights and chicanes.
Sharing his car with former touring car driver Anthony Reid, Witt prepared well for the qualifying session and achieved an average speed of 87.16 mph to qualify in 13th position out of 26 cars on the grid.
He completed his qualifying session in a time of 1hr 24mins 7.44secs around the 2.05 mile circuit, which placed the duo in a decent position ahead of the 2hour race on Sunday morning.
On the day of the race the pair decided that Reid would take the car out to start with, switching to Witt for the second part of the race once the car pitted for fuel and new tyres.
It was the longest race that the car had ever faced, but it held its own well as Reid negotiated his half of the event and sent Witt on his way.
The Nantwich driver negotiated the hour-long stint without incident, passing the chequered flag in 14th place, which represents another step forward as the Chevron team attempt to prepare the car for a podium finish later in the season.
Witt will now travel to Brands Hatch in Kent for the next round of the British GT Championships, which take place in two weeks time.