Wyatt takes over series lead

Jeff Wyatt
Jeff Wyatt

Jeff Wyatt put his GT Cup Championship defence aspirations firmly back on track at Silverstone at the weekend.

Starting the weekend second in the GTA class standings, Wyatt was keen to retake the championship lead at his home circuit.

In the opening race, Wyatt had to take to the grass to avoid an out-of-control Lotus, and had to settle for fourth.

His luck was better in the second race, as he took victory by less than a second from the Ginetta G50 of John Saunders.

The final race was an all-out fight between the top four in the GTA class, but Wyatt couldn’t make a move for the lead stick, having to settle for second, less than half a second behind winner Mark Litherland.

Speaking afterwards, Wyatt said: “Despite a poor qualifying performance prior to race 1, I got my head into gear and progressed well throughout the weekend.

“To bag a win and a second in the two sprint races is very satisfying.

“It leaves me leader in Class GTA by a few points from Mark, who is proving to be a hard man to beat this year.”