The 2022 Champions are crowned at the SRO Awards in London

> The magazine hosts a global awards ceremony
> GT4 Champion Fielding wins the Alan Simonsen Trophy

The stars of the SRO Motorsports Group’s domestic, continental and global Magazine series gathered in Greenwich, London, this evening for the organisation’s annual awards ceremony.

Among them were the champions of the 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship who were officially crowned on stage alongside title winners from Europe, Asia and America.

Ian Logie – the first solo GT3 champion since 2014 – was joined by his team principal Dan Shufflebottom who collected the team trophy on behalf of RAM Racing.

Steeler Motorsport’s Richard Williams, Sinan Fielding and Gary Blackham took home the GT4 drivers’ and teams’ awards, while Newbridge’s Matt Topham and Darren Turner – narrowly beaten by the Audi duo – took Pro-Am silver for the second consecutive season.

Silver-Am GT3 champions Alex Malykhin and James Dorlin (Redline Racing) were also honored for their class-winning exploits.

Elsewhere, the British GT’s most significant achievement – the Allan Simonsen Award – was presented to Fielding in recognition of his stellar campaign (or should it be Steller?).

Announced at night, this trophy has traditionally been won by a driver who embodies the same speed and spirit as the great Simonsen, who tragically lost his life at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013.

The recipient also tends to be considered the British GT driver of the season.

Two wins, four solo pole positions, never qualifying outside the top three and three new lap records made Fielding the pre-eminent favorite of the year, and that was without factoring in his race performance that ultimately led to Steeler’s title change. His daring pass on championship rival Turner at Snetterton and daring and decisive finish at Donington Decider – moving him from third to first in the direct standings – caught the attention of the SRO jury.

Fielding becomes only the second GT4 driver, and the first since Joe Osborne in 2017, to win the award, joining a notable list that includes the likes of Johnny Adam, Nick Tandy and Nicky Thiem.

The Alain Simonsen Award was presented by last year’s outgoing GT3 winner Dennis Lind.

Season 31 of the British GT Smart Money Championship kicks off at Oulton Park on April 8-10.

2022 Smart Money Grand Prix of Great Britain (Top 3)

GT3 Drivers’ Championship: Overall
1st – Ian Logie (RAM Racing, Mercedes-AMG)
2nd place – Adam Ballon and Sandy Mitchell (Barwell Motorsport, Lamborghini)
3rd place – Morgan Tilbrook and Marcus Clutton (Enduro Motorsport and McLaren)

GT3 Team Championship
First – Ram Racing (Mercedes-AMG)
2nd place – Barwell Motorsport (Lamborghini)
3rd place – Enduro Motorsport (McLaren).

GT3 Drivers’ Championship: Pro-Am
1st – Ian Logie (RAM Racing, Mercedes-AMG)
2nd place – Adam Ballon and Sandy Mitchell (Barwell Motorsport, Lamborghini)
3rd place – Morgan Tilbrook and Marcus Clutton (Enduro Motorsport and McLaren)

GT3 Drivers’ Championship: Silver-Am
1st – Alex Malykhin and James Durlin (Red Line Racing, Lamborghini)
2nd place – James Kell (Team Rocket RGN & McLaren)
3rd place – Simon Watts (Team Rocket RGN & McLaren).

GT4 Drivers’ Championship: Overall
1st – Richard Williams and Sinan Fielding (Stellar Motorsport, Audi)
2nd – Matt Topham and Darren Turner (Newbridge Motorsport, Aston Martin)
3rd – Josh Miller and Jimmy Day (R Racing, Aston Martin)

GT4 Team Championship
First – Stellar Motorsport (Audi)
2nd place – Newbridge Motorsport (Aston Martin)
3rd place – R Racing (Aston Martin)

GT4 Drivers’ Championship: Pro-Am
1st – Matt Topham and Darren Turner (Newbridge Motorsport, Aston Martin)
2nd place – Aaron Morgan and Bobby Trondelli (Bret Team, McLaren).
3rd place – Benji Hetherington (Valluga Racing, Porsche)

GT4 Drivers’ Championship: Silver Cup
1st – Richard Williams and Sinan Fielding (Stellar Motorsport, Audi)
2nd – Josh Miller and Jimmy Day (R Racing, Aston Martin)
3rd place – Tom Edgar (Toyota Gazoo Racing UK, Toyota)

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