Prosports Become GT2s
British GT Championship organisers SRO and the BRSCC have taken
the decision that the Prosport LM3000 was incorrectly classified
as a GTC class entry and will, with immediate effect, be reclassified
as a GT2 class entry, for the 2006 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
“We have looked at the situation with regards to which class
the Prosport LM3000 should be placed in after the first race at
Oulton Park,” said Benjamin Franassovici, British GT Championship
Co-ordinator. “Following a series of meetings, the decision
was taken that the Prosport LM3000 was incorrectly placed in the
GTC class and the two teams running these cars have been invited
to take part in GT2 in the rest of the 2006 season. We had to make
sure that this decision is the right one and we needed to gather
the right amount of data to be sure that action had to be taken.
That data can only be acquired by generating results on the track
in a competitive environment."
“I have spoken to Team Data Protection Solutions, who have
entered for the full season in British GT,” Franassovici continued,
“and we hope that Ian (Stinton) will continue to participate
in the championship.”
Neither Prosport (Ian Stinton’s or Simon Scuffham’s)
has set lap times in qualifying that are anything other than ‘GTC
times’, and they’ve been remarkably slow on the straights,
but the Scuffham car did set fastest GTC lap at Donington Park last
weekend, with a time that was comparable to those of the GT2 cars.
However, in tricky conditions, a car that makes up time in the corners
is likely to be more competitive in slippery conditions than in