Marford, Wrexham racer Seb Morris and Bentley Continental GT3 team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr returned to winning ways during the penultimate round of the British GT Championship at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday to crucially leap to the top of the title standings ahead of next month’s season finale.
Delivering a dominant victory during the two-hour race, battling through superbly from fifth on the grid, the Team Parker Racing duo departed the Kent track with a 10.5 point advantage at the top of the GT3 title race – having arrived at Brands Hatch 12 points adrift.
While rain-affected qualifying on Saturday, 5th August, didn’t work in the pairing’s favour with the wet conditions not suiting the monstrous No.31 Bentley, in the dry on Sunday they were able to use the car’s strengths to full effect.
Parfitt Jnr took the opening stint and carved his way through into the lead of the race by the end of the first hour and Morris then built on his team-mate’s work to ease to the chequered flag well over half a minute clear to seal a magnificent win, their third of the year.
“I’m absolutely elated with the result, I didn’t expect it whatsoever”, said the Welsh BRDC Superstar and MSA Team UK racer, “Rick drove an absolute blinder in his stint, he did a fantastic job to get to the front, and then it was all about bringing it home. The car was awesome, the Team Parker guys were spot on as always, and I was able to increase the lead late on which was great.
“Now, we need to have a think about how we can win this championship! We didn’t expect to be in the lead of the points but it’s a fantastic feeling knowing we’re going to Donington for the last round on top. We will have the success penalty from today, though, so it’s not going to be easy and there’s still a lot of hard work ahead.”