The Daytona-backed Bentley of Rick Parfitt Junior and Seb Morris wowed the crowds at the first round of the British GT Championships at Brands Hatch this weekend.
After putting the car on Pole Position on Saturday for their debut race together, Parfitt and Morris were looking forward to a two hour race on the Sunday. As it was the race was stopped early with a red flag but not before the Team Parker Racing duo had an action-packed 90 minutes!
RPJ drove a superb first stint, maximising on Pole Position, with a race lead of some 14 seconds. This was somehow cut dramatically during a long caution period just before the Pit Stop window – despite the rules stating that the cars control systems should maintain the gaps during such cautions.
Rick was still in the lead when he entered the Pits but found his fuel bay blocked by another car! A lengthy stop meant that Morris re-joined in 4th place. A solid stint saw him move up to 3rd and close to within a second of the BMW Z4 GT3 in second place.
A red flag at three quarter race distance (and lots of damage to the circuit barriers) meant that the race ended early with the Bentley in 3rd. However the BMW was adjudged to have overtaken under yellows earlier in the race and that penalty moved Morris and Parfitt up to second overall!
Their next outing is at Rockingham on 30th April/1st May – whilst we will be busy running the Daytona 25 Hours at Milton Keynes, maybe some Daytona fans would like to go and see if Rick and Seb can go one better and win the race?