Quinn and MacDonald 'Steller' at Rockingham British GT
In greasy conditions, and with intermittent rain showers throughout, Alex Quinn and Dean Macdonald pushed hard in the #86, Quinn running as high as P8 in the opening laps after starting P10 on the grid throughout the sodden race weekend.
But as the race wore on, Quinn and MacDonald were unable to stay in the top 10, and eventually came home P15.
It was nevertheless a trouble-free run for both drivers, in a race which featured multiple safety car periods and countless penalties handed out to other runners.
Alex Quinn “Rockingham has been an eventful round, knowing the car has potential but being unable to unleash it is frustrating and is making me work very hard, but I’m pleased with my performance throughout the race! "
The #68 of Tom Canning Racing & Sennan Fielding meanwhile, had a tougher time. Canning took the start, and unfortunately had to pit with mechanical trouble. The car did make it out again, but eventually retired after completing 20 laps of the Northamptonshire-based circuit.
The next race for Steller Motorsport in its 2018 British GT Championship campaign is a pair of races at the Snetterton 300 circuit on the 26-27 May.
Steller Motosport campaigns the Toyota GT86 GT4s that are built by sister company Steller Engineering in Buckinghamshire.
Headed by Gary Blackham, who has multiple Championship winning success in BTCC and has huge experience with Touring Cars, Sportscars and GTs on his racing cv. Steller are aiming to show the abilities of the now re-engineered Toyota in top level competition and hope to see interest from other teams in the rapid little GT86.
The Toyota GT86 GT4, based on one of the most popular GT cars on the road, was initially developed by GPRM for GT4 competition. The project passed to Steller Engineering after the 2017 season and rapid progress has been made in ensuring that the now in-house engine programme is providing the power and reliability required to go head to head with an increasingly impressive GT4 field.
The Toyota is powered by a jewel-like 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder capable (subject to Balance of Performance adjustments) of producing c.400 bhp.
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