Carlisle racing driver Alex MacDowall produced one of the very best drives of his career during the final round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup at Paul Ricard to help secure a fantastic class race victory in the six-hour contest and wrap-up a sensational Silver Cup title triumph.

The 29-year-old MacDowall, with Barwell Motorsport team-mates Frederik Schandorff and Patrick Kujala, put together a near faultless season in the No.78 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO.

And the trio’s second Silver Cup win of 2020 means they win the championship by 31 points.

Going into the season finale at the French track a very healthy 17 points clear at the top of the class standings, MacDowall, Schandorff and Kujala still had to deliver.

And they most certainly did that with a remarkable performance – dominating the championship in the end.

By claiming the coveted GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Silver Cup crown, the title success marks MacDowall’s second in international endurance racing.

He also won the LMGTE championship in the European Le Mans Series in 2016 with Aston Martin.

“What a way to finish”, said the ecstatic Cumbrian.

“To win the race and to win the championship, after a dramatic Spa [round three] where we should have won, to come back and to win this race is a dream come true.

"We were the most consistent driver line-up all year, so I think we’ve deserved it.

“It was a faultless race, the pit-stops, the team-work, and me and Fred [Schandorff] did a great job to make Patrick’s stint at the end as easy as it could be for him.

"We had the pace to win throughout this weekend – we smoked it!

"All year we’ve had the potential to win every race, all three of us deliver similar lap times and stint times so we’ve been a perfect combination.

“I’ve got to thank everyone at Barwell for an amazing season, it’s a fantastic team and the car has been incredible all year – the Lamborghini really has been amazing to drive.

“It’d be nice to be back in GT World Challenge next year but it’s too early to say yet, we’ll have to see.”