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Glory for super Jody Fannin in British GT4 Championship

By Surrey Mirror  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

WINNERS: Jody Fannin and team-mate Warren Hughes Photo by by Jacok Ebrey

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JODY FANNIN won the British GT4 Championship, alongside Warren Hughes, with a dominant win at Silverstone.

"It all went to plan," he said. "The car didn't miss a beat and the pitwork was flawless. It was a great way to wrap up the title."

The South Godstone driver had only completed six laps of the circuit before the three-hour British GT round, so needed to get up to speed rapidly.

Although he only got three flying laps in during the first morning session, in session two he was soon lapping significantly quicker than his GT4 rivals and enjoying the fast, flowing nature of the circuit.

The Team WFR Ginetta G50 was on pole in spite of significant time lost in the pits when Hughes was hit from behind during qualifying.

The repairs were completed just in time for Fannin to fit in the three laps required to qualify, but, with this completed, and the damage being only cosmetic, everything was in place for a good race on Sunday.

On an unseasonably hot day, Warren Hughes started the race and eased away from the squabbling GT4 rivals behind him.

At the end of a largely uneventful first hour, Hughes brought the car in for the first stop. Fannin resumed and continued to lead the class.

The Team WFR strategy and pit work ran like clockwork and after the third stop with an hour to go Fannin was back in the car and would run to the end.

"The only issue I had was GT4 rivals wanting to race me when I came up to lap them," said Fannin.

The MSA Academy Squad member passed one lapped runner into Stowe only to find them come back past at the next corner.

He then elected to follow the car in front to stay out of trouble, but found the engine temperature climbing, because of the lack of air going over the radiators.

He made another move at Stowe and this time made it stick and pulled away, the engine temperature returned to normal and from then he kept out of trouble and brought the car home to win by two laps and take the British GT 4 title with Hughes.

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