Nicolas Mee Racing : Silverston 6 Hours

Friday, December 11, 2009

NMR’s regular drivers Christiaen Van Lanschot and Karsten Le Blanc, along
with guest driver Sarah Bennett-Baggs, finished the Britcar 500 6-hour race at Silverstone on 3rd Oct in a fine 15th position overall and 2nd of the Aston Martin Challenge contenders. Driving the team’s Vantage GT4, this result confirmed NMR’s first place in the inaugural AM Challenge series.

Van Lanschot took the start but suffered a spin on the opening lap while bringing the slick tyres up to full operating temperature. Some fine driving saw him claw his way back to a mid-field position, before handing over to Bennett-Baggs after a 2-hour stint.

Bennett-Baggs posted some excellent lap times and so made further progress toward the front of the field, and at 8.20pm she handed over to Le Blanc. Driving superbly on a drying track with worn rain tyres he crossed the finish line 2nd of the AM Challengers and a creditable 15th overall (out of 43 starters)– sufficient for victory in the AM series.

Having popped the corks on several bottles of champagne, Nicholas Mee said, “I’m incredibly proud of what the team has done this season. We’ve achieved exactly what we set out to achieve and I’d like to thank all our drivers, commercial partners, Team Manager Craig Dawson and, by no means least, the hard-working NMR pit crew – the best in pit lane”.

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