Elite Aiming to Close Out Ginetta GT5 Challenge Teams' & Driver's Titles

Ginetta GT5 Challenge
2022 Brands Hatch GP
September 26, 2022

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Elite Motorsport aims to secure the Ginetta GT5 Teams’ Challenge title for a third consecutive year and guide either Harley Haughton or Will Jenkins to the Driver’s “crown” in the final event of the year next month (15-16 Oct).

Haughton picked-up where he left off after a long break in the series in the most recent races at Brands Hatch (10-11 Sep) by securing a double pole – his fourth double of the year, Harley going on to lead every lap of Race 1 and claim the fastest lap. He led Race 2 from pole but had to give best to team-mate Jenkins at mid-distance, Harley coming home second. Haughton began the final race from the front row alongside Jenkins but made a poor start, dropping to fourth in the opening corners. He was quickly on the tail of leader Jenkins but a collision with Will earned Haughton, who took the chequered flag first, a 20secs post-race time penalty resulting in an eighth place finish. 

Jenkins recorded his ninth podium of the year in Race 1, having started from alongside Haughton on the front row, finishing second, almost three-seconds behind Haughton after 12-laps. Will snatched the lead after another front row start on the sixth lap in Race 2, going on to record his fourth win of the season by 0.126s along with fastest lap. Jenkins started the final race from pole and made a good start. He led despite intense and sustained pressure until suffering contact with Haughton which sent Jenkins into the gravel trap and retirement having also set the fastest lap again.

Harry Mangion qualified eighth for Races 1 and 2, finishing seventh in the opener then sixth in Race 2. He ran a very respectable fifth in the early stages of Race 3 but was barged into at Druids, coming home sixth. Karim Sekkat had a weekend to forget. He started the opening race from fourth in the Am class but a drive shaft issue caused his retirement on the opening lap, retired on the eighth lap of Race 2 and netted fifth in class in Race 3. The final event takes place at Donington Park.

Eddie Ives, Team Owner & Manager:

“Another super strong weekend from the team from a performance front with Elite claiming the fastest race lap in all three races. 

“We should have placed 1-2 in all 3 races and it was a great shame how Race 3 ended.

“But we’re all now looking forward to Donington in a few weeks time.”