WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2010
INNOCENT CRASH VICTIM KILLS BRANDS HATCH WEEKEND
Following the excellent performance at Snetterton two weeks prior, specialist oil manufacturer, Motul, joined the Rosse Verde British GT squad. This is was an excellent boost to the already strong partnership provided by Santander, the Spanish banking group.

Things were looking promising again in British GT...

In 2009, Brands Hatch hosted the final round, one that Hector lost the title by a single point.

The focus for 2010 was to repeat the double podium effort of the year before.

The two 1 hour practice session were straight forward, fining a good race and qualifying as well as topping both session timesheets.

"Both of us topping the timesheets in practice is a really good omen for the weekend indeed, said Allan.

"It's very pleasing to get pole but also for Hector to feature so well in the practice sessions.

It only took Allan 2 laps to set pole and hold it, whist the opposition wore both their drivers and tyres out.

Hector would take a satifying 6th position.

As the pitlane closed for the first race in which Hector had qualified 6th, both the Ascari and Trackspeed Porsche became trapped in pitlane.

Hector made a great start past fellow Ferrari driver Chris Hyman and into 3rd place.

The Irishman held his position well until the end of lap two, when at Clearways, Hyman nudged the back of the Scuderia, sending both cars off at high speed and into the tyre wall.


The best qualifying effort of the year

It was a hugely disappointing affair, especially with Motul now on board and the pace of the car even with sucess ballast.


The only positive was that the double DNF cancelled out the ballast for the next race at Donnington in a few weeks time.

But now it back to Australia for the Bathurst 1000 with Greg Murphy, a 4 times winner and outright track record of 2.06.

This is Allan's very best chance for a win, having placed 5th in 2007, driving with team Vodafone and Richard Lyons.