NORTHWICH driver Ian Loggie continued his marathon season at Donington Park at the weekend, writes Ste McNorton.

He switched back to his other championship, the GT Cup, although no doubt also having his mind on next month's final round of the British GT Championship – also at Donington – where he holds a decent lead at the top of the standings.

At the weekend the No16 RAM Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 came up against two of his title rivals in British GT, the incredibly fast McLaren 720s of Enduro Motorsport and Orange Racing.

Saturday and Sunday both had their own separate qualifying sessions, then two races in the afternoon, a 30-minute sprint race and a 55-minute endurance race where teams had to make a mandatory pit stop and driver change.

On Sunday, Loggie was joined by ex WPI Motorsport driver Phil Keen, who certainly had all the credentials to take the fight to the McLarens.

The day before, Loggie qualified in a respectable third spot for the sprint race which put him in a great place directly behind the pole position McLaren, but due to track incidents the planned 30-minute race was reduced to a 15-minute dash.

After the restart, Loggie dropped one place coming home in fourth.

The endurance race was a similar story as the No16 Mercedes could not match the McLarens and had to settle for another fourth place.

Sunday was certainly going to be a test as Loggie had his hands full with the McLarens again and another Mercedes had shown him a clean pair of heels too, keeping him off the podium on the Saturday.

The sprint race went the full distance and almost went by without incident, but a safety car with seven minutes to go followed by a rain shower led to cars spinning off everywhere as they struggled for grip.

Loggie spun at the Foggy esses but got going again and finished a brilliant third.

The endurance race then saw the Ram Racing Mercedes finish one place higher in second.

All in all it was a great test in preparation for the final round of British GT at Donington where hopefully the Northwich racer will be crowned champion.