Bri­tish GT bosses re­cruit Michael Verg­ers to bring rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to the stew­ards’ room

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Bri­tish GT driv­ers have wel­comed the ad­di­tion of vet­eran sportscar racer Michael Verg­ers to the cham­pi­onship as driver stew­ard.

Dutch­man Verg­ers will at­tend all rounds of the cham­pi­onship this year and act as an ad­vi­sor to the stew­ards on all cases of driv­ing of­fences. It is the lat­est mea­sure taken by se­ries or­gan­iser SRO to stamp out poor driv­ing stan­dards.

Reign­ing cham­pion Jonathan Adam said: “Hav­ing Michael in the stew­ards’ room is great. The stew­ards do a hard job and it’s of­ten made even harder by them not be­ing rac­ing driv­ers them­selves. If you go to the stew­ards’ room at Blanc­pain [GT Se­ries] they have a team of peo­ple for ju­di­cials.

“Hav­ing some­body as ex­pe­ri­enced as Michael brings a dif­fer­ent view as he un­der­stands the vari­ables of rac­ing in­ci­dents. It makes you feel more se­cure as a driver know­ing he’s there.”

Verg­ers said: “Stew­ards tra­di­tion­ally only see black or white in cases, whereas I can un­der­stand the grey ar­eas. It’s a priv­i­lege to be in­volved with Bri­tish GT as it is a great cham­pi­onship.”

Verg­ers is a stew­ard

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