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GB4 WEEKEND REPORT - DONINGTON 28-29 MAY

Girls dominate GB4 contests at Donington Park

Female racers proved the drivers to beat in the GB4 Championship, partnered by the BRDC at Donington Park last weekend.

Victories on Sunday for Megan Gilkes and Scottish ace Logan Hannah were the main talking points from the weekend, as the girls dominated the final two races.

British-Canadian driver Gilkes was in sensational form on the weekend, claiming pole position for the second race which she converted to victory after a brilliant fightback.

The former W Series racer was passed by Fortec’s race one winner and championship leader Nikolas Taylor, but she kept him firmly within her sights and capitalised when he made a mistake at the Fogarty Esses, stealing the lead with a bold move on the brakes at the Melbourne Hairpin.

From there she romped into the distance, regularly lapping over half a second quicker than the rest of the field to take her second victory of the season, over five seconds clear of the pack, while also setting the fastest race lap of the meeting. Her win helped her Hillspeed team to the top of the Teams’ Championship standings.

Graham Brunton Racing’s Hannah then triumphed in the weekend’s final contest. She started from fourth on the grid, but took the lead through the high speed Craner Curves section on the first lap and led every lap thereafter.

Despite a bit of pressure in the middle of the race from Elite Motorsport’s Jack Sherwood and his pursuer Jarrod Waberski of Kevin Mills Racing, their battle ensured Hannah was able to re-establish a strong lead of over two seconds.

Sherwood was able to reduce that to under a second in the final stages, but it was too late as Hannah roared across the line to take her first victory in slicks and wings competition.

Fortec driver Taylor leaves the event as the championship leader following a victory of his own on Saturday, and will receive a prize tour of the Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 Technology Campus, courtesy of John Cavill. Taylor leads the championship by 12 points over Hillspeed contender Max Marzorati.

Click here to view full results from the weekend.

The Club regrets to report on the death of Alain De Cadenet who was elected as a BRDC Member in 1977
The Club regrets to report the death of Tony Brooks who was elected as a BRDC Member in 1954
It is with great sadness that the Club reports the death of John Rulon-Miller who was elected as a BRDC Member in 1995
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