GRIF­FIN HITS OUT AT MIXED GT GRID

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Grif­fin said he was con­sid­er­ing his fu­ture if that was the case: “I was hit three times in three dif­fer­ent ses­sions, which was a joke, and I’ve ended up with a dam­age bill of nearly £25,000. That’s not good enough.

“The Euro­pean GT4 guys show no re­spect to GT3, they don’t know how to race with the faster cars as they’re used to run­ning on their own. In the race I passed the Porsche through Stowe and was well clear and then he T-bones me like a mis­sile at Vale. It’s un­be­liev­able.

“To be fair to SRO they re­alised there was an is­sue and called a driv­ers’ brief­ing and even high­lighted Stowe/vale as an area of dan­ger and it still hap­pened. If they [Euro GT4] will be on our grid at Spa I’m con­sid­er­ing not go­ing as they’re a li­a­bil­ity. I’d rather pay a higher en­try fee and have a stand­alone grid as it’ll cost me less in dam­age.”

Bar­well team head Mark Lem­mer, who over­sees the Lam­borgh­ini Hu­ra­cans, added: “Liam feels strongly about this and we did see mul­ti­ple in­ci­dents over the week­end. Most GT3 driv­ers share the same view that they [Euro GT4S] shouldn’t be rac­ing with us.”

Bri­tish GT man­ager Ben­jamin Franasso­vici said: “I have sym­pa­thy with Liam be­cause he was very un­lucky last week­end. We ex­cluded the car that hit him but re­alise that doesn’t bring his race back.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve had guest cham­pi­onships share our grid and we took all avail­able steps to con­trol any driv­ing stan­dards is­sues. The race, aside from Liam’s ac­ci­dent, was largely a suc­cess on that front and in­ci­dents were min­imised, de­spite dif­fi­cult con­di­tions not help­ing.

“Multi-class rac­ing is part of GT and SRO’S en­vi­ron­ment and any in­ci­dents were dealt with and ad­e­quate pun­ish­ments handed out.”

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