After a 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship season of soaring highs and painful lows, the traditional #DoningtonDecider Championship finale doled out Steller Motorsport’s day of days (so far!)
By the chequered flag the #42 Steller Motorsport crew had brought the car home in second place in the GT4 race, but much more importantly that was good enough for a famous treble Championship winning result, the team bringing back a truck full of trophies to their Buckinghamshire base.
The team end the season as Overall GT4 Champions with drivers Sennan Fielding and Richard William taking both the overall GT4 Drivers Championship and the GT4 Silver Cup.
Both Richard and Sennan drove perfect races, even with success penalties from the podium at Brands Hatch and pitstop penalties for their Silver/Silver ranking, never dropping lower than fifth after a front row start.
Richard did the early race heavy lifting, keeping the effort fast, consistent and, crucially, trouble free.
With the pit stop executed to perfection by the Steller Motorsport crew it was left to Sennan to manage the points gap to their title rivals, who were several positions back in the order.
He executed that brief to perfection, passing three cars, including a title rival, to put the titles out of reach for the two chasing Aston Martin teams.
It is the first ever British GT title-winning season for any Audi team, adding a major UK title to an astonishing racing CV for the R8 LMS in GT3 and GT2, as well as GT4 trim.
Gary Blackham – Team Principal:
“In racing you learn very early on how tough it is to win races, and how much tougher it is to win Championships. Huge credit to the whole team that when the pressure was really on they dug deep and found their best form.
“I am so proud of all of them, we can pause and celebrate, but when the empties are popped into the recycling bin we’ll be pushing hard again to put together the very best 2023 programmes we can.”
Max Daymond – Technical Director:
“The overwhelming emotion is pride, with strong undertones of relief! We knew almost from the start that the title was a possibility. The car was excellent and Sennan and Richard were a perfectly matched pair in this field.
“At times our major opposition was on track, and in a handful of other cases we missed opportunities that we should have taken.
“Huge credit goes though to the whole team, any errors were not repeated, and when the opportunity was there for perfection at Donington that’s exactly what they all delivered.”
Richard Williams – Driver:
“What a ride! I’ve been racing for a fair while but I have never experienced a season quite like that one. It had a bit of everything, massive wins, huge disappointments, and some of the best wheel to wheel racing I’ve had in a very long time.
“To win in this company means something a little bit more – because all of the contenders just kept bringing their best game – and that meant we had to keep getting better!”
Sennan Fielding – Driver:
“What a day! This is huge for Richard, for me and for everyone involved with Steller Motorsport.
“After years of pushing hard for the winning formula, and some truly brave and inspired decisions on the machinery and personnel fronts, this is now a GT race team to be reckoned with.
“Whatever happens next they’ll go forward as Champions and I am delighted to share those accolades with them!”