GRIFFIN HITS OUT AT MIXED GT GRID
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.”