Handling issues hinder Wisbech driver Giddings

British GT Championship racer Jake Giddings, the 2014 GT4 Class Champion, says he is focused on mounting a realistic podium challenge during the opening event of the new season at Brands Hatch this weekend, 16th/17th April, as he seeks to make the best start possible to his Pro-Am title bid. ANL-160520-102759001
British GT Championship racer Jake Giddings, the 2014 GT4 Class Champion, says he is focused on mounting a realistic podium challenge during the opening event of the new season at Brands Hatch this weekend, 16th/17th April, as he seeks to make the best start possible to his Pro-Am title bid. ANL-160520-102759001
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Hopes of a successful return to home soil at Snetterton for Jake Giddings during the penultimate event of the British GT Championship season over the weekend took a knock when unexplained handling issues impacted the points-scoring potential.

Heading into the final double-header event of the 2016 campaign with boosted confidence after a strong test outing, the handling of the car completely changed for the race weekend – resulting in Wisbech racer Jake and team-mate Kieran Griffin having to settle for a best result of ninth place in GT4 during round eight on Sunday afternoon.

“We’ll take ninth, it’s OK in the grand scheme of things this weekend,” said Jake.

“We’re all at a bit of a loss as to what went wrong. Everything went well on Tuesday when we tested and nothing changed for the weekend, the weather was about the same and we all felt pretty confident.”

Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit in Leicestershire will be the venue for the final race of the British GT Championship season on September 10/11.