TF Sport chasing the British GT double at Donington Park

PUBLISHED 17/09/2018

TF Sport chasing the British GT double at Donington Park

It’s going down to the wire for TF Sport in the British GT Championship, with the team chasing its second drivers’ and teams’ title in three years as the series head to Donington Park this coming weekend (22-23 September) for the season finale.

Following their hard-fought podium position last time out at Brands Hatch, Mark Farmer and Nicki Thiim are third in the drivers’ standings with 121 points in the #11 Aston Martin Vantage GT3. While the drivers’ title is a big ask, the duo will be going for the victory, even if a ten second success penalty makes the challenge all the more difficult.

Derek Johnston and Marco Sørensen meanwhile will also be chasing the top step of the podium and with no penalties going into the two-hour event, are bullish on their chances.

The Aston Martin package has shown tremendous pace over the last three seasons at Donington Park, taking two wins and a second with Derek. The race is also his last before retiring from competition and takes place at the venue where he was crowned champion 24 months ago. He is determined to go out with his seventh win in the series.

TF Sport lead the teams’ championship with 224 points, 31 ahead of its nearest rival with 64.5 points available at Donington.

Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director

“We’re in the battle for both championships as we had always hoped for. The drivers’ title is a long shot for Mark and Nicki, but we can only go for the win and take it from there. It’s a circuit where we have a very good track record, so we will have to wait and see. For the teams’ championship, things are a little easier and fingers crossed we can take that for the second time in the five seasons that we’ve competed in this championship.”

Mark Farmer

“It’s the last race of the season and we have a mathematical chance of winning the championship - but we have to win!  We were a strong championship contender going into Spa-Francorchamps, but the fire, and then the overturn of Jonny and Flick’s Snetterton result has seen us fall from two to 28 points off the championship lead. But you never know what might happen, so we will keep pushing - was it Nicki Thiim who said - 'go hard or go home’?”

Derek Johnston

“We had a good test at Donington last week. It’s not often that you get the chance run in the car alone all day so it was a good test and the long-run pace was very good, half a second quicker than last year.  This is the final race and I’d love to bring it to a close with another Donington win!”

Marco Sørensen

“I can’t wait to go back to Donington. It’s ten years or so since I was last there and with Derek moving on, let’s make it a win for his retirement!”