Penalty denies Tregurtha a Brands double

One tenth of a second in the pits cost Will Tregurtha a brilliant double win at Brands Hatch, though he and team-mate Stuart Middleton extended their lead atop the European GT4 Championship.

Thursday, 10th May 2018, 12:36 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:31 am
Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton atop the podium

Fresh from their win at Zolder in the opening round, the pair were heading for victory in race one but were handed a time penalty fora pit-stop deemed to be 0.1 seconds too fast.The penalty meant they would finish 10th.

Undeterred, and maintaining full focus, the 18-year-old Ginetta Driver Development Programme aces bounced back from the disappointment in style in the second encounter to win by a healthy eight seconds.

Tregurtha, said: “Race one went really well but, unfortunately, we were a tenth of a second too fast in the pits. Into race two, the Safety Car helped us jump people in the pits and also helped cool the tyres, which meant the car had a better balance at the end.”