Jordan Witt Monster 110mph Shunt in Chevron GR8 GT
Youth race senstation for Chevron Racing Cars (www.chevronracing.com), Jordan Witt incredibly walked away from this massive 110mph, 30g shunt at Donington Park – proving what a tough little nut the tiny, giant-killing GR8 GT is, and him! The unfortunate incident happened in race one of the GT Cup – after Jordan had put the GR8 GT on pole position, for the first time, in the dry. Not bad, I think you will agree, considering the GR8 was only created 15 months ago, and following an 11-second GT Cup win at Brands in August in the wet last time out! Oh, and he was carrying 60Kg ballast from that victory! And the Chevron is up against Ferrari 430's, Porsche GT3's and other such GT race aces! Respect to the heritage-rich brand is due, and the young gun racer. Thankfully, Road buddy Jordan walked away unscathed from the accident – caused by a Ferrai 430 driver tagging him off the track before turn one at Redgate. He was later black flagged and removed from the race, with his licence endorsed. Jordan Witt said: "It was quite a shock. The impact data from the in-car telemetry systems shows the car was at 110mph and pulling 30g when I hit the wall. The crash energy was so high, it broke the wall in three places and sent me bouncing back across the track in front of other cars, into the outside gravel. Very fortunately, I got out with no injuries apart from a minor one to my elbow. Most sadly, the race car is a mess, but it is our intention to be back out racing at the next British GT race at Rockingham on 03/04 September." Good man!