Bartholomew in straight GT4 fight

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Jack Bartholomew will call on the knowl­edge of reign­ing cat­e­gory cham­pion Ross Gunn to help his ti­tle bid at Don­ing­ton Park.

BRDC F4 grad­u­ate Bartholomew is chas­ing a maiden GT crown and trails Op­ti­mum Mo­tor­sport’s Ginetta G55 crew of Gra­ham John­son and Mike Robin­son by 2.5 points.

Bartholomew is also fight­ing to help the Beechdean AMR team se­cure a third suc­ces­sive GT4 ti­tle. He will be part­nered by last year’s win­ner Gunn af­ter reg­u­lar driver Jor­dan Al­bert was forced to pull out.

“Ross knows the car in­side out and has done a lot of the devel­op­ment on the new seven-speed gear­box for this year and also the set-up work, so he’s ideal to learn from,” said Bartholomew.

“It’ll be a straight fight be­tween us and Op­ti­mum this week­end. It comes down to who­ever fin­ishes ahead. It doesn’t even re­ally mat­ter if we win.”

The Beechdean car has 20 sec­onds ex­tra in the pit stops. Op­ti­mum has 15s.

Op­ti­mum (left) will bat­tle with Beechdean As­ton GT4

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