It's been an unusual year for British GT. Action was delayed until August by the pandemic, and the grid had dropped from 35 paid-up entries to 21 when it got under way. As series promoter Stephane Ratel put it, "when you lose 40% of your grid, you can't call it a success". But, as Ratel rightly added, "it's been a sporting success".
There were seven different winners from four manufacturers over the nine races, and four crews remained in title contention until the Silverstone finale, which drew an encouraging 37-car field. There, the Barwell-versus-RAM fight was decided in favour of Sandy Mitchell and British Touring Car Championship convert Rob Collard, becoming the first and, likely, last Silver Cup duo to make the grade before such pairings are outlawed next year.
British GT has traditionally been an arena favouring Pro-Am crews, but the spate of pre-season withdrawals largely came from that pool. At the same time, several entries abandoned planned European programmes to bolster the Silver class, which from two full-season entries in 2019 suddenly had over half the GT3 field, rendering Pro-Am effectively a sub-category due to their inevitably inferior qualifying aggregates.