The inaugural race of the 2016 British GT Championship was quite eventful as there were numerous incidents, including this massive crash which prompted a caution period.
The famous Brands Hatch circuit was the venue for the first round of this year’s British GT where a messy three-car accident took place on lap 22, but thankfully it all ended without any injuries. Phil Dryburgh driving the Motorbase Performance Aston Martin GT along with Matthew Graham behind the wheel of the Generation AMR MacMillan Racing Aston Martin GT4 had to retire from the race. As for Nick Jones in his Simpson Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4, he was a bit luckier and managed to make it back to the pits.
For the first time ever in the history of the British GT, “Code 80” was instated following the crash, so all of the cars on track had to set a speed of 80 kph. In addition, there was a 40-minute delay necessary to remove all of the crashed cars from the track and also fix the damaged barrier.
It wasn’t the only major incident of the race, as Luke Davenport’s Tolman Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3 went up in flames on lap 50. A problem with his car’s catalytic converters which caught fire prompted the organizers to bring the race to an early and unexpected end.