BRITISH GT CHAMPS CROWNED AT SRO AWARDS NIGHT


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Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston collected their impressive silverware on Sunday night – Photo: Jakob Ebrey

The historic Tower of London provided a suitably stunning backdrop for SRO’s Night of the Champions and British GT awards ceremony on Sunday evening (November 27).

More used to hosting heads of state, it was actually British GT’s 2016 title winners that were crowned at the Historic Royal Palace on an occasion that brought together teams, drivers, manufacturers, sponsors and media from across all categories promoted by SRO Motorsports Group.

TF Sport’s Derek Johnston and, for a second time in as many years, Jonny Adam were presented with their GT3 championship-winning trophies, while PMW Expo Racing/Optimum Motorsport’s Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson were on hand to receive their GT4 equivalents.

Johnston, who also picked up the GT3 Pro/Am gong, was awarded a personalised limited edition Blancpain 8885S timepiece as his prize for winning the Blancpain Gentleman Trophy.

“We’ve had a great season; it’s been tough and it’s been difficult but that’s part of the reason we do it. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself,” he said. “I’ve won many championships but claiming the British GT title has been spectacular. The car’s been everywhere since Donington! The trophies are great and the Blancpain watch is phenomenal – I’m over the moon with it! – but this venue at the Tower of London really is something special.”

Tom Hornsby (Source: British GT)