• Daventry team head to Brands Hatch for curtain call on 2021 season.
  • Granfors remains an outside bet for title; Gray ready to battle for the bronze amongst Rookie Cup runners.
  • Sunday’s action broadcast live on ITV4; Saturday streamed on itv.com/btcc.

Fortec Motorsport’s defence of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost crown reaches a conclusion this weekend (23-24 October) at Brands Hatch.

The Daventry-based outfit head to the legendary 2.4-mile Grand Prix configuration of the Kent venue with an outside chance at retaining the honours, with Joel Granfors 68 points shy of the championship summit with a maximum score of 84 available across the triple header.

Granfors was amongst the front-runners during Friday testing, finishing both sessions as the second-quickest driver out on circuit, fuelling optimism for the weekend ahead.

The team also welcomes back Oliver Gray to the fold for the season finale, boosting the team’s hopes of a late charge into top spot in the Teams Cup, the deficit to the leader currently 30 markers.

Gray also holds the upper hand in the race to secure a top-three spot in the Rookie Cup, the Brit currently three points clear of nearest rival Askey heading into the weekend.

Qualifying marks the start of competitive action at 11:00 (BST) on Saturday morning, with two races to follow at 13:45 and 16:50 respectively.

The second of those will be streamed live on itv.com/btcc, with one further, ITV4-televised contest to follow at 13:20 on Sunday to bring down the curtain on another action-packed domestic campaign.

Oliver Dutton, Team Manager said:

“It’s only an outside chance, but we head to Brands Hatch this weekend ready to keep up the fight until it’s mathematically no longer possible.

“It’s been a rollercoaster season and the priority for us to finish the campaign on a positive note for both Joel and Ollie.

“Brands Hatch has been a good circuit for us in the past, and I’m sure it will prove to be again.”

Joel Granfors (#5) said:

“I’m in a pretty simple position this weekend; I’ve got nothing to lose.

“Top three in the championship would be fantastic, and it’s a clear aim for the weekend. If we do well, it’s definitely possible.

“If we don’t, at least we haven’t lost anything. All I can do is go out there and drive as fast as I can, which is quite a nice place to be in, actually.”

Oliver Gray (#63) said:

“I’m looking forward to racing at Brands Hatch again this weekend, but this time experiencing the historic GP layout.

“It’s good to be back with the team at Fortec Motorsport after a round away; hopefully we can end the season on a positive note and go into the winter with some momentum.”