Trouble for the Vulcan as MKH Racing secure another class podium in BECs revisit to Silverstone

Monday, June 26, 2023


Whilst Aston Martin Racing powered crews struggled for results around the world, the fourth round of the British Endurance Championship did at least see one officially ratified podium finish as the nineteen multi-class runners sweated under the Silverstone heat.

For their second visit to the home of British motorsport this season, Saturday’s temperature proved to something of a hot one as both the #6 Venture Innovation’s Vulcan and MKH Racing’s #50 AMR Vantage GT4 set about their fourth-round business.

Having driven so well around the tighter circuit of Oulton Park last time out, the chameleon liveried Vulcan of Gleb Stepanov and Stephen Tomkins were hoping for much of the same this time round after the Qualified their car in second whilst the returning Stuart Hall (with Peter Montague) did likewise, fourth in class.

Whilst the Vulcan soon came under pressure in the opening laps, a safety car intervention soon helped to cool things down (metaphorically of course) before the grid soon became spread out again around the Grand Prix layout.

Just after the pit stop window had closed, trouble hit the #6 Vulcan as Tomkins was forced to retire the multi-million-pound car with clear over-heating issues of some description from under the bonnet.

In the meantime, a great opening stint from Montague with a clean handover to Hall enabled the former AMR factory driver to do what he enjoys most in tracking down and passing those ahead of him on track to eventually come home just three laps down to the winning Audi R8 GT3 in P6 overall and second in class.

Photo credits – Team / Eat My Pixels (Steve Jackman)
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