Team G3Pro crowned 2015 Champions
Team G3Pro headed into the final race of the season at Buckmore Park back in November looking to clinch the Championship for the second year running.
The duo of Matt Hale and Barry Luetchford were hoping for a clean start after a poor qualifying session, which saw them start back in 20th position. And, at the start, Barry was unfortunately nudged from behind which sent him into a slow spin and put the team to 33rd position – the very back of the grid.
Undeterred, both drivers managed to pick the pace up and put together six scintillating stints over the course of the two-hour race, gaining 32 positions to end the race in second place and only five seconds behind the eventual winners.
And what did it mean? G3Pro had done enough to take the title.
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Barry said: “I’m delighted to finish the season in the way we did; coming through the field is not easy and you must rely on the competitors to give you racing room which they all did.”
Meanwhile Team Farecla, made up of other Luetchford brothers Stewart and Craig and the second G3Pro team, had another day to forget unfortunately. With an outside chance of finishing third in the rookie championship, the team started well but were caught up in two incidents involving other teams which put them down the order.
Both pushed hard to make some gains and finished the race in sixth position, leaving them fifth in the Championship – being the debut season for Craig in particular, it was solid if not trophy-winning run for the duo.
Matt said: “I’m proud of all the guys in Team G3Pro – Barry, Stew, and Craig – who all did an amazing job this season. Between our two teams this season we picked up 12 podiums finishes which include four race wins, four seconds, four thirds and more importantly the Championship title.”
“We’d like to thank our sponsors G3 Pro for giving us the opportunity to fly the flag for the brand; our supporters, for turning out to races and following us online; our fellow competitors for the challenge and camaraderie; and our families who have to put up with hours on end of race talk and being away from children!”