Frustrating end to British GT season for Duncan
Monday, October 14th, 2013
Duncan went toe-to-toe with the championship contenders in British GT’s final 2013 race at Donington Park, but was knocked out of contention by an unexpected penalty.
The Surrey racer then settled into his usual role of protecting Demoustier’s gains from rival professional drivers in faster, ballast-free cars. But a stop-go penalty for overtaking under yellow flags brought an end to his dogged defence, dropping him to seventh place and a minute off the lead.
Duncan said: “Just the same as always, it was very hard to do anything in qualifying because of the extra weight – I was however very happy with my lap. Then Greg did a very good job in the first stint as always. He overtook all the people he was supposed to overtake and got as high as third.
“We had a good pitstop, I left the pits in fourth, and was able to hold the position ahead of guys who were going for the championship. I then got a penalty for overtaking under yellow, which seemed harsh and took us out of the mix. When I rejoined our pace was still good, but our finishing position wasn’t really where we belonged.”