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Ashburn eyes Brands Hatch title chance

Avon Tyres British GT Championship leader David Ashburn stands a chance of clinching the title this coming weekend on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, venue for the penultimate meeting of the season.

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Ferraris won both the Snetterton rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship yesterday, the Chad Racing car of Dan Brown and Tom Ferrier dominating the first of the day’s races and the MTECH Ferrari of Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin similarly assertive in race two.

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