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Victory hands Parfitt Jnr and Morris championship lead

Team Parker Racing’s Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris will go into the final round of this season’s British GT Championship campaign with a 10.5-point lead after claiming their third victory of 2017 at Brands Hatch.

Parfitt Jnr spent the first 20 minutes working his way through the field before pitting at the first opportunity and handing the wheel of the Continental GT3 over to Morris.

Other teams’ decisions to wait another lap before swapping their Ams with Pros helped the Welshman emerge from the stops with a 26s lead, which had grown to 33.8s by the chequered flag after an untroubled run through the final hour.

Rick Parfitt Jnr, #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3:

“We had a strategy to run low tyre pressures that would give us better pace as the race progressed, and it worked a treat. Initially I couldn’t make any moves but as the stint wore on and others started to struggle our tyres came into their own, which allowed me to apply pressure and force mistakes.

"We didn’t expect the points to change around like they have, and especially after qualifying. But everything came together  on race day with a bit of luck and some good strategy. Of course, we’ll now have the success penalty at Donington whereas the Lamborghini won’t, so perhaps the 10.5 points aren’t quite the considerable advantage they appear on paper.”