It was a promising start for Topcats Racing to end the season with a chance of securing a top 3 spot in the overall championship standings when Henry Fletcher and Owen O’Neill returned to the team to join the crusade with Warren Gilbert, who was stepping out of his team principal’s role in favour of the driver’s seat. The championship would be decided as drivers raced into the night time hours of the four hour endurance race at Donington Park.
Castle Combe provided the setting for a typically fraught and exciting race for spectators at the weekend. Combe is the 2nd fastest track in the UK and certainly the bumpiest and toughest on cars.
Topcats Racing’s Marcos Mantis GT cars showed to a crowded Castle Combe that even a £½ m GT2 Ferrari can’t necessarily beat the years of development that have gone in to making the aging Marcos one of the fastest racing GT cars in the UK.
Although the Marcos of Neil Huggins and Raphael Fiorentino was pipped to pole position by 1 tenth of a second by the Aaron Scott Ferrari, the championship leading GT2 Ferrari of Gamski/Robinson sat on the second row for the start of the race, as did the Ferrari 430 of Cameron/Edmonson. It was a great sight to see the Marcos fronting the prancing horses.