Chevron double win in Anglesey GT Cup Races
Posted on 15 September 2011
Chevron Racing Cars continue their giant-killing, any circuit, any conditions rich vein of form – with ‘dad & lad’ podiums in the GT Cup at a dry Anglesey Circuit this weekend, from second-in-class David Witt and double pole and race winner, Jordan Witt.
And with 2011 wins at a soaking Brands Hatch, a pole at Donington Park and pole positions and this double win at a dry Anglesey International, the Chevron GR8 has proved it’s more than a match for the Ferrari 430’s, Porsche 911 GT3’s and TVR supercars, in any weather, on short or long tracks, for a fraction of the cost – even carrying 60Kg of success ballast.
Chevron young gun, Jordan Witt, 20 – back from his terrifying 110mph, 30g shunt at Donington, in his freshly re-built GR8 GT – took pole position in qualifying and led both races from start to finish, even with the extra 60Kg ballast on board. He took the chequered flag and victory, unchallenged, by over 40-seconds in race one and by 10-seconds in race two in the revived Chevron GR8 GT. And his father, David Witt, racing in the other Chevron car, took second place in class two – making it a father and son podium celebration for the Cheshire-based team.
This double win in the dry by Jordan’s GR8 GT and David Witt’s Chevron car second place in class has silenced critics who claimed the car was ‘only good in the wet,’ after its superb win at Brands Hatch in the team’s inaugural GT Cup race at a soaked Brands Hatch in July. And, with another win and more podiums under their belt, without any technical or mechanical problems, the Chevron GR8 is proving to be as reliable as it is successful, and affordable.
Jordan Witt commented: “It’s another fantastic result for us, to be quickest in qualifying, take pole and win both races felt easy, even with the ballast and a full tank of fuel on board. We made a few small changes to the set-up after testing on Friday, and then the car was absolutely perfect – the car felt like it was on rails and it’s a great feeling, particularly at the wonderful Anglesey International Circuit, which I know well, and love to race at. Things could not be going better and I’m so pleased, for myself, and the team who worked so hard re-building the car after I got hit at Donington Park. The car is top class. I’m as happy as I can be with it. People have Porsches and Ferraris, but what’s the point when the much more affordable Chevron can beat them all?”
David Witt said: “It’s another absolutely fantastic result. Jordan topped the competition again, leading from the start on both races. You know you are doing well in racing, when people start to ask questions about the car. Sometimes, we have to pinch ourselves, when we realize we are beating Porsches and Ferraris, when we didn’t even have a car 18 months ago. We’ve achieved such a lot in such a short space of time.”
David added: “The Chevron has proved itself in all conditions, and on all types of circuit now – with wins at a wet, short Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, pole at Donington Park and now a double race win at a dry Anglesey International Circuit, where we were pulling over 140ph on the straight. The GR8 is quick, reliable and capable wherever it races. Even the 70mph winds at Anglesey, sometimes lifting the car off the circuit, couldn’t slow us down! And, with yet another race weekend completed with wins and no problems, we’re also proving how robust the new Chevron is. The GR8 is as reliable as it is fast and affordable. We’re extremely pleased and are really looking forward to racing again at Donington Park, Silverstone and Snetterton now to prove what else we can achieve this season.”
The GT Cup Championship Sprint (25 minutes) and GT Trophy Endurance Series (2-3 hours) races are designed for GT Cars with both up-and-coming racers, like Jordan, and “gentleman drivers,” like his father, David Witt. The Challenge Car runs mainly the same high specification as Jordan’s Chevron GR8 GT Car, with a re-worked version of the GT version’s full aero pack. For a full spec, visit: www.chevronracing.com
Unbelievably given his pace and success already, Jordan Witt has only been racing competitively for twelve months, in the Dunlop Sport MAXX Cup, Chevron GR8 Challenge and in the epic British GT Championship, in the Chevron GR8 GT car. And already so far this 2011 season, Jordan and the 260 bhp, 750Kg Chevron GR8 GT – only released 18 months ago – have had a historic inaugural victory at Brands Hatch, took pole position at Donington Park, and now have this double win at Anglesey under their belt. The future is bright for young Witt, and the Chevron GR8 GT car.
The Chevron GR8 is available in Challenge Car and GT specification and for retro racers, the historic Chevron B18, B16 and B19 New Works Cars are available.
For more information on the Chevron brand and exciting race cars available, please visit the Chevron Racing website at www.chevronracing.com or call the team on the numbers below.
The next race for Jordan and David Witt in the GR8’s will be in the Avon British GT Championships at Donington Park on 24-25 September and expectations are high for more podiums and champagne from the establishment-blitzing Chevron GR8