IDC Racing: GT Cup Round 1 at Donington Park

After months worth of preparation and testing, it was finally time for IDC Racing to hit Donington Park for the opening round of the GT Cup series. Drivers Iain Campbell and Oli Webb headed up to the famous circuit over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of April to line up for their first race at Donington Park's National Circuit. The vivid colours of the IDC Racing Mclaren stood out amidst a packed field of 38 cars, that covered 6 different categories of GT cars and included 2 other Mclaren 570S GT4 cars that were competing under the Greystone GT banner.

Racing over 4 races during the weekend, across both a sprint and pitstop format, Iain and Oli showed great talent and consistency, improving from their qualifying spot on the grid and also getting very close to a podium spot in Sunday's pitstop race. They finished the weekend with the following results:

Saturday -

Race 1 Sprint race Qualified 10th in class and finished 8th in class

Race 2 50 minute Enduro Race Started 8th in class and finished 7th in class

Sunday -

Race 3 Sprint Race Qualified 10th in class and finished 8th in class

Race 4 50 minute Enduro Race Started 8th in class and finished 5th in class

Iain Campbell (#23 McLaren 570S GT4) said: “It was a real baptism of fire with the biggest grid in GT Cup history and on the shortest track on the calendar, but a hugely enjoyable time. The professionalism of the team and the patience Oli’s shown has been brilliant and it’s really helped me to settle into the car faster. I was pretty happy with my driving on Saturday, but then we just kept on improving things over the weekend - by the races I was lapping quicker than I’d been in qualifying. I think that’s the key area I want to work on now to get as high up the grid as possible and give ourselves a chance for better results.”

Oli Webb (#23 McLaren 570S GT4) said: “We’ve had some really promising results this weekend and Iain should be very proud of that. He’s a rookie that’s lapped Donington half a second faster than he’s ever gone in testing in the McLaren and only two or three tenths slower than the reigning GT Cup champions, so that’s a really good effort. Don’t forget that this weekend was his first rolling start, his first safety-car period etc. We know what we have to work on between now and Brands Hatch to help Iain extract a bit more from himself and the car and I’m sure we can get there quickly.”

You can catch Iain and Oli at Round 2, which will be hosted at Brands Hatch on 1st May 2021 with the race shown live over on the GT Cup YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/GTCUPUK


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