Scott McKenna On Track To Win The GT5 Ginetta Challenge

Scott McKenna On Track To Win The GT5 Ginetta Challenge

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Tim Vaux


Tim Vaux


After brand ambassador Scott McKenna’s supreme Silverstone success, the next two targets were Donington Park and Zandvoort.

With a weekend of three races ahead of him at Donington Park, it was important for Scott to cement his place at the top of the championship. After a tight qualifying session, Scott managed to secure pole position.

The final race was another hotly-contested encounter. Starting from fifth, McKenna used his ice driving experience on worn tyres to haul himself into the lead battle and finish a strong fifth, keeping title rivals Adam Smalley and Gordie Mutch in sight. The result launched Scott into the lead of the GT5 Challenge Drivers' Championship.

“It's more points at the end of the day and it was massive for us. We're in a good position now for Zandvoort and Snetterton. Hopefully, the next few rounds will be strong for us."

GT5 Challenge at Zandvoort, Netherlands.

Going into Zandvoort Scott was eagerly waiting to further make a positive impression on the track, and he did just that.

Race 1 for Scott in Holland after securing a P3 in qualifying. The race itself was a close one with less than five seconds splitting the top eight drivers at the chequered flag. Scott still managed to battle hard and secure 2nd to further strengthen his lead at the top of the championship.

Going into Sunday the heat remained high as Scott secured another 2nd on the track with only six-tenths of a second splitting the top three at the chequered flag. The on-track leader of the race was given a penalty after the race finished meaning he dropped to 3rd and Scott inherited the win.

Scott then led going into the final race, however, he had to fight hard to keep the pole position. A photo finish was required which showed Scott was indeed in front over the line. This latest victory means Scott has the most victories this year than any other driver. 5 wins in the last 8 races, not bad at all!

There are now only two more races left in the season and Scott remains in a strong position. We're really pleased to be working with Scott again this year so stay tuned to the WatchGecko Online Magazine and our social media pages for updates on Scott's races and for special offers and promotions throughout the 2019 GT5 season.

GT5 Challenge Race Calendar

There are 19 races over the course of 7 race weekends throughout the year. The first races take place on the bank holiday weekend of 20th to 22nd April.

Easter Weekend 20th to 22nd April
GT5 Challenge at Oulton Park in Cheshire alongside the Blancpain British GT and BRDC British F3 Championships.

Saturday 18th - 19th May
GT5 Challenge at Thruxton in Hampshire alongside the BTCC.

Saturday 8th - 9th June
GT5 Challenge at Silverstone alongside the British GT Championship and Silverstone 500 Supercar Sunday.

Saturday 22 - 23 June
GT5 Challenge at Donington Park alongside the British GT & BRDC British F3 Championships.

Saturday 6th - 7th July
GT5 Challenge at Zandvoort in the Netherlands as part of the British Race Festival.

Saturday 3rd - 4th August
GT5 Challenge at Snetterton alongside the BTCC.

Saturday 14th - 15th September
GT5 Challenge at Donington Park alongside the British GT & BRDC British F3 Championships.

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