dsc 2005 Awards 22 – UK Disappointment of the Year
of the GT2 Ferraris took the edge off the season for some of our
panel, as did the predominance of one hour races in the British
Britcar package doesn’t get off scot-free either, the general
quality of the entry and conduct of some of the races provoking
some critical comment here.
Back to the
British GT Championship though, and the lack of MSV circuits was
commented upon, Oulton and Brands being particularly missed by the
teams and the fans. There was critical comment too for a perceived
lack of effort from the organisers on development and promotion
of the series. The reinstatement of the MSV circuits for 2006 will
be welcomed of course, plus Avon promotion, but there is work to
be done to rebuild competitor and paying customer confidence.
And it is one
aspect of this package that takes the withered laurels in this category.
Just two years ago the GT3 category attracted entries from 10 different
marques. For 2005, the class was dominated by the ‘big two’
- Porsche and Ferrari - with just the Team Aero Morgan and the Team
Tiger Marcos providing some variety. The BMWs Z3Ms fell by the wayside,
leaving just a late season appearance from a Prosport 3000 to bolster
the increasingly ‘Porky’ field - in referring to which,
one member of our team remarking that he just couldn't get his head
round some of the 911 teams, and how they switched and changed drivers,
cars, personnel and names during the year. All sense of identity
seemed lost. The loss of the Team LNT TVRs mid season was a hammer
blow to the GT2 class too.
The dailysportscar.com United Kingdom Disappointment
of the Year 2005 was the lack of variety on the BGT grid.