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Monday, 24 September 2012

MP Motorsport win Britcar 24hr

 In the 8th running of the 24 hour Britcar event and with conditions worsening, the MP Motorsport team took their class two BMW E46GTR to overall victory at the Silverstone circuit.The Mission Motorsport crew of injured ex-servicemen brought their Nissan 370Z home in a remarkable 17th place, 9th in class, with one-legged driver Jimmy Gillborn taking the 'driver of the weekend' award.
As the rain pounded the track, Richard Abra nursed MP Motorsport's BMW E46 GTR for the last 60 minutes of the race, protecting the team's (Richard Abra, Mark Poole, Clint Bardwell and Michael Symons) 4 lap lead and ensuring a comfortable win, and also Class Two honours.Class One fell to the MB Racing Aston Martin GT3 rather easily after problems befell their competitors, Neil Garner Motorsport’s Mosler their nearest challenger in sixth after late, wheel hub problems. Perfection Racing Europe completed the overall podium with their Aston Martin GT4, though 37 laps behind MP Motorsport.Red Camel/ SEAT finished fourth overall and won Class four, with Brunswick Automotive keeping second place by a lap over the Toyota Team GB team. The Martin Short led Rollcentre Racing GT86 completed the overall top ten, but lost out on the class four podium.
2012 Britcar 24 Hours unofficial Final Standings
Class One:
1 – MB Racing – West/Wall/Brown/Cripps
2 – Neil Garner Motorsport – White/Cintrano/Morcillo/Sharpe
3 – Team LNT – Tomlinson/Kimber-Smith/Dean/Simpson
Class Two:
1 –
MP Motorsport – Poole/Symons/Bardwell/Abra
2 – Optimum Motorsport – Osborne/Mowle/Fletcher/Rattenbury
3 – GT Classic – Fairbairn/Littlejohn/McLean
Class Three
1 – Perfection Racing – Spires/Jensen/Johanson/Holmgaard/Klosterman
2 – MMC Motorsport – Spencer/Cassar/Lewis/Pettit
3 – Corum Sport – Anley/Joseph/Hyman/Ellis
Class Four
1 – Red – Breukers/Thijssen/de Heus
2 – Brunswick Automotive – Griffiths/Green/Kirkpatrick/Forsbrey
3 – Team Toyota GB – Hodgetts/Hodgetts/Primrose/Meaden


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to MP Motorsport, sounds like they played a blinder!