Wisbech driver Giddings out to record season’s best

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

Four weeks since Jake Giddings departed Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit with a new GT4 lap record, the rapid Wisbech driver returns to competitive action this coming weekend at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for the sixth round of the British GT Championship season.

Taking place at the spectacular Formula One venue, the two-hour contest could well provide the 21-year-old and his JWB Motorsport team-mate Kieran Griffin with their best opportunity this year of challenging for the GT4 class podium.

Giddings produced an absolutely inspired performance at Silverstone – the kind which helped the Cambridgeshire racer lift the GT4 crown in 2014.

Circulating as the quickest of the ‘Pro’ drivers in qualifying, he went on to post a brand new GT4 lap record for the Grand Prix track in the race itself – earning him the Sunoco Fastest Lap of the Weekend award.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Giddings said: “Everyone always loves racing at Spa, it’s a mega track and a proper challenge for any driver – and you’ve got the added variable of the weather which can be pretty unpredictable.

“It was fantastic to take the lap record at Silverstone, the car was working well and with better luck we could have been on for a podium.”

The pairing hold sixth position in the Pro-Am standings and 16th in the overall GT4 championship.