Rob Collard crowned British GT Champion!

Date: 16/11/2020

Everyone at Collard Racing is celebrating an incredible first season in GT racing (GT3) for Rob Collard who won the prestigious season finale race, the Silverstone 500 earlier this month. A faultless weekend saw him storm to pole position in qualifying to lead the 38 car field off the start line. The race win, a highlight of his career, was enough to clinch the overall British GT Championship.

Jordan Collard also had a very strong season finishing third in the race at Silverstone, placing him second overall in the GT4 Championship.

Rob’s victory and title success caps off an immensely successful 2020 season for him. Alongside teammate Sandy Mitchell, Leo Machitski and son Ricky Collard he claimed Pro-Am class victory at the Spa 24 Hours last month. Rob and Sandy's maiden British GT season together has also been a model of consistency, with the pair securing two wins and finishing every race inside the top five. It also marks Lamborghini’s 16th British GT race victory since its arrival in the championship.

Last weekend Rob and teammates Sandy and Leo fought hard for the GT World Challenge Europe title and despite leading some of the race, claimed a fantastic P2 in class. This concluded as P3 in the class championship standings. A hard fought and very close championship for the trio in the end but their Spa performance, alongside Ricky Collard, was definitely one for the history books!

Rob Collard (#78 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo): “I would never have believed it [a year ago], it’s a credit to my teammate Sandy Mitchell who has taught me a lot this year. I came into British GT this year thinking I was a good driver, but I really struggled at the start of the season, so I had to learn a lot. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but it can be done. Sandy has really helped me learn how to get my skills up there in a GT3 car with aero. It’s been absolutely fantastic to race with Barwell this year, a dream come true. 2021 here we come!”

 



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