VIA’s Sponsored Driver Rick Parfitt Junior Wins British GT

After a momentous season and a final tense race at Donnington circuit at the weekend, Nottingham-based Rick Parfitt Junior of Team Parker Racing became Champion of British GT3.

By Chris Fitton
Rick Parfitt Junior Celebrates With Team Mate Seb Morris

VIA, Rick Parfitt Junior’s sponsor, are holding an event to celebrate his win, and present him with a token of their gratitude. Rick will be bringing his trophies and talking about his title-winning season. 

Rick won the title on Sunday 24th September at Donnington race track finishing fourth in the final race.

There were a few requirements for Team Parker Racing’s Bentley to win the Championship who were going head to head with the Lamborghini of Team Barwell. The Bentley had to perform a 20-second pit stop penalty due to a misdemeanor from a previous race. However Rick had overcome this deficit by the midpoint of the race.

After the Lamborghini spun out of control a couple of times, the Bentley finished a respectable fourth to take the Championship, while Team Barwell finished third in the race.

Celebrating The Win

Rick Parfitt Jnr and his co-driver Seb Morris also added the GT3 Pro/Am title to their overall championship, and Rick claimed the Blancpain Gentleman Driver Trophy and, with it, one of the Swiss manufacturer’s limited edition chronographs.

Alex Tebbs, Sales Director at VIA, says, “We want to send massive congratulations to our sponsored driver and all the team that made the win possible. We have sponsored Rick for the last two years and for him to win the Championship with support from VIA is a real thrill for the company”.

“We are looking forward to seeing his trophies first-hand and hearing his war stories. We also have a small token of appreciation we want to present to him.”

Rick Parfitt Junior says, “To win the Championship was a dream come true, it has been a hectic season with many ups and downs. I appreciated the season-long support from VIA, and I am looking forward to meeting the team.”

The race was also a record-breaking day for Rick Parfitt Jnr who became the first driver ever to win both British GT’s GT3 and GT4 titles after claiming the latter in 2013.

“To win the Championship was a dream come true, it has been a hectic season with many ups and downs. I appreciated the season-long support from VIA, and I am looking forward to meeting the team.”

​Rick Parfitt Junior , Driver,

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