Britcar 24hr: 3 hour update

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Nicholas Mee Racing lead their class at the three hour mark, the 2011 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge champions have made an start to this year’s 24 hour race running as high as 7th overall.

Their fellow GT4 Challenge competitors Vantage Racing have suffered mixed fortunes during the first few hours of the race. Contact on Lap 2 forced the team to make an unscheduled pit stop early in the race, subsequently dropping them well down the order. A safety car to recover a stranded car allowed the team make up some of the lost ground. Alan Bonner set about making up the remainder of the deficit hauling the #50 Car to 4th in class by the end of the first hour. Disaster stuck the team again when an ABS failure on Tom Blacks outlap pitched him into the gravel with some 30 laps lost as a result.

MB Racing's 24 hour campaign also got off to a unfortunate start. Gear selection problems left them stranded on the grid with the car being pushed into pitlane during the formation lap. 7 laps were lost as the team battled to get their car back into the race. A solid performance by the team see them now residing 11th in Class and 30th overall.

Three Hour Results
Nicholas Mee Racing 1st in Class / 7th Overall
MB Racing 11th in Class /31st Overall
Vantage Racing 20th in Class /53rd Overall

You can find live timing and video of this year’s event Here
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