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Stratford's Darren Turner keeps British GT4 Championship lead despite tough weekend at Spa-Francorchamps

DARREN Turner remains on top of the British GT Championship GT4 points battle with two rounds left, after he and Newbridge Motorsport team-mate Matt Topham dug deep to produce a damage-limiting sixth place finish in class in the two-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Matt Topham and Darren Turner finished second in the GT4 Pro-Am class.
Matt Topham and Darren Turner finished second in the GT4 Pro-Am class.

That was enough to maintain the reigning GT4 Pro-Am champions’ podium run in the Pro-Am class, with Stratford racer Turner and Topham finishing second.

The result means that the duo now have a single point lead in the overall standings going into the penultimate round of the season at Brands Hatch, in Kent, on Saturday, 10th September.

“Last year at Spa we were very competitive,” said Turner.

“This time we just were on the back foot.

“Ideally, we would have been fourth, and that’s the frustration, that we dropped a few more points than we needed to.

“It could even have been third had things gone a bit differently and if we had got the brakes working, who knows, we could have been fighting for the win.

“It was one of those weekends where it just didn’t go our way but it could have been worse. The positive thing is that even after a tough weekend we still lead the championship.”

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