This live blog will be updated during the the 2012 Britcar 24 Hours.
You can find part 3 of our coverage here – http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2012/09/live-2012-britcar-24-hours-part-3/
We are moving over to a third and final part of our monumental live coverage of the #britcar24
Brunswick Automotive BMW gets pushed into the garage out of the Class Four lead and fourth overall.
The Racer Industries Holden Astra gets a drive through penalty for a refuelling infringement
MP Motorsport still has the overall lead, 3 laps ahead of the MB Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
7 hours left with 406 laps complete. Standings – Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2: MP M/Sport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Brunswick.
Neil Garner Mosler has set the fastest lap on Lap 399, setting a time of 2.05.297.
Team LNT’s Ginetta G55 has the bonnet off and the air intake and other parts in that area are being checked.
Team Manager for No. 87 asked to go to Race Control.
MB racing Aston Martin No. 16 now in the pits. Wall has taken over from Cripps.
Correction Guy Povey Motorsport parked in the garage, rather than MP Motorsport.
No 70 MP Motorsport drives down pitlane into its garage, with smoke coming from engine bay – pushed out into the paddock.
No 67 Rogue Motorsport MR2 having repairs carried out, with multiple body panels taken off.
Team LNT now in the garage with rear bumper off, and repairs are underway. Right rear driveshaft looks to be replaced.
Team Manager No 88 Rollcentre Toyota GT86 is asked to go to Race Control.
Pitstop for the Mosler seems to be taking longer, due to front wheels taking longer to fit on the car.
Neil Garner Mosler in the pits, for scheduled stop.
Team Manager for No. 51 Optimum Motorsport Ginetta asked to go to Race Control.
Insurance Store BMW No 69 has a stop go +2 penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
No 59 Strata Porsche 996 has pitted, and Wheeler takes over from Smith.
No 69 Team Manager asked to go to Race Control.
Their race pace was impressive, setting lap times around 2m09 and 2m10. Tomlinson seems to have had no luck behind the wheel.
Team LNT Ginetta No. 6 recovered in on flatbed. Right rear wheel disappeared.
Intersport Racings M3 has vibration on the front right. Radcliffe behind the wheel.
Routine stop for the 120d No. 69 BMW.
No 69 BMW in the pits with the bonnet up. Unscheduled stop it seems.
No 91 Rogue Motorsport BMW M3 looks as if it is the next official retirement of the field. Propshaft related.
Intersport Racing now 8th overall, and second in Class 3.
No 67 Rogue Motorsport MR2 now back in pit lane.
MP M/Sport still leading ahead of MB Racing by 4 laps overall.
Standings with 8 hrs left and 380 laps completed. Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2: MP M/Sport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: RedCamel.nl.
The fire for the Rogue Motorsport is 100% confirmed – just seen photographic evidence
The Rogue Motorsport Toyota may have stopped on fire at Brooklands
MB Racing Aston is in – still not plans to fix the splitter than broke off long, long ago
Looks like the Rogue Motorsport Toyota has stopped out on track somewhere
Lawrence Tomlinson’s best guess is that the latest Safety Car was the stranded APO Clio
Green flag is out and were racing after another short safety car period
The are fuel pump issues for the Racer Industries Holden Astra
And we have the eighth safety car period of the race
The APO Sport Clio has apparently stopped out on track approaching Village.
It’s officially daylight at 7am!!!
News that the #91 Rogue Motorsport BMW is joining the retirement list after churning its way through prop shafts
There’s also been a personal best time for the Piranha/Fauldsport Ginetta and John Coyle’s BMW 1 Series
The Guy Povey BMW has been given a 30 second stop-go penalty for undertaking under safety car
Another personal best fastest lap of the race for the double puncture suffering Perfection Racing Aston Martin
The Perfection Racing Aston sets its quickest lap of the race so far in sixth overall
Green flag and we’re racing again after the Piranha/Fauldsport Ginetta and Guy Povey had to be recovered from separate accidents
MP Motorsport still has the overall lead with Class 4 leader Brunswick in 5th place, ahead of Perfection.
9 hours to go, with 357 laps complete. Standings – Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2: MP Motorsport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Brunswick.
No 16 Aston Martin and No 6 Team LNT pit during SC period.
Longest SC periods so far was for Team LNT and TopCats/Mission Motorsport accident.
Yet another Safety Car period, with yellow flags waved on start/finish straight. 7th SC so far.
Neil Garner M/Sport and Team LNT running 2m 09s lap times.
Mission Motorsport in the pits for checks, as car had excursion into the gravel. 5 min unplanned pit stop.
Now Team Manager of Car 86 – Team Toyota GB – asked to go to Race Control.
Team Manager of number 69 again called to Race Control.
Mission Motorsport rejoins the race.
Left rear puncture with Number 60.
Perfection Racing has possible left wheel missing. Rolling slowly down pit lane.
Javier Morcillo getting ready to get into the Neil Garner Motorsport.
Correction – Rogue Motorsport. Insurance Store BMW #69 now exiting pit lane after slightly longer pits stop.
Rogoe Motorsport BMW #91 back in the garage.
Insurance Store BMW #69 now in the pits for scheduled stop.
MB Racing now has Michael Brown behind the wheel after a driver change.
Correction – 14 hours completed.
Overall lead still MP M/Sport by 2 laps.
Standings as of 13hrs and 333 laps. Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2: MP M/Sport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Brunswick.
Piranha/Fauldsport pit after a black and orange flag for the Ginetta G40 – they’ve pulled off what looks like the rear floor before going back out
The Optimum Motorsport Ginetta returns to the race after a lenthy stay in the garage
The BMW is back out, still leading by 3 laps over the MB Aston GT3
The Cor Euser Racing Lotus Evora appears to be another official retirement. No repeat of their third place from last year
It seems to be just a normal brake pad change for the MP crew
The bonnet is up on the BMW – uh oh!
And the Optimum Motorsport car is in the garage with a broken CV joint
The MP Motorsport car pits from the lead
The team manager of the Team LNT Ginetta has been called to race control, whihc may have something to do with the amount of fuel put in the car at the very end of the most recent safety car period
The Topcats Racing squad have called it a day following the damage after the accident with Mission Motorsport
Green flag and we’re racing again, and the Rogue Toyota may have been the cause of the safety car, bot the Chevron
The Corum Sport Chevron might be the cause of the safety car
And the safety car is deployed once more……
The team manger of the Piranha/Fauldsport Ginetta G40 is on his way to race control. I thought we’d got through the sound barrier!
The Perfection Racing Aston is being anything but perfect, sitting the garage while it 14 laps Class lead is whittled down
The #60 Aston Martin – currently running 4th overall – is being pushed back into the garage.
The closest on track battle continues in Class 4, the #88 Rollcenter and #78 Piranha cross the line side-by-side!
The MMC M/Sport car is lapping quickly, posting its fastest lap of the race with a 2.27.335.
The leader is in once again. Mark Poole has finished his stint and he’ll go off for a well earned sleep. Richard Abra enteres the car.
The #51 Optimum Motorsport car is about to leave the pits after nearly an hour in the garage.
The #88 is in the garage only laps after entering the overall top ten.
Just 16 second separates the class 4 leaders, with the #79 Brunswick Auto BMW leading the #75 Red Camel Seat.
The #88 Rollcentre Racing car enters the top 10 as the #26 Cor Euser Racing car is still in the pitlane.
The #35 Marcos which came into the pits with heavy damage seemingly had a coming together with the #93 Mission M/Sport car.
The #17 Marcos is running at racing speeds – no sign of any problem. Currently running 2nd.
The Topcats Marcos has entered the pit lane with a mangled rear. It was running 3rd in Class 2.
The car is currently limping back to the pits.
Mosler for Neil Garner may have caused the SC. Seems to have gone off. Now Green Flag, with Mosler rejoining at Maggots.
The top five cars were being held at pit exit as the field is under safety car. They now leave the pits as the race goes green!
Half way at Silverstone and 288 laps run, standings. Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2: MP M/Sport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Brunswick.
We are now half way here at Silverstone!
Insurance Store car being pushed into the garage, after checks on right rear of vehicle.
Intersport Racing again goes in to the garage.
MB Racing decided early on to not use front splitter, as too long to repair.
Safety car deployed yet again…..
After 13 Hours: MP Motorsport lead overall (313 laps) MB Racing lead Class 1 in 2nd overall Perfection Racing lead C3, Brunswick lead C4
Holden Astra leaves pit lane after repairs and refuelling.
Holden Astra emerges from the garage, and looks to be fuelled before setting off again.
Cor Euser Racing Lotus now being pushed in the garage with gear change selection problems.
Cor Euser Racing has been in pit lane for several minutes with possible gear issues.
Less than 15 minutes now until the half way point here at Silverstone.
Strata Porsche 996 has broken a rear damper, and a scheduled stop from Misson Motorsport.
Strata 21 Porsche 993 now in the pit lane.
Intersport Racing now in 14th place, due to Optimum still in the garage.
Optimum Motorsports Ginetta still in the garage being worked on.
MMC Motorsport having trouble starting their BMW, but gets away after third time of trying.
Team Toyota GB’s GT86 now entering the pits.
Impressive performance by the Mission Motorsport team, currently in 11th place and 4th in Class 4.
Front right brake issue for the Holden Astra, which had just taken 3rd place in Class 4.
Optimum Motorsport reported as having a diff bush problem. Being worked on presently.
Rogue Motorsport MR2 is facing the wrong way down the pit lane, and is now being pushed in the garage.
45 minutes until half distance here at Silverstone.
MB Racing Aston Martin still losing time due to front splitter issues.
Optimum Motorsport Ginetta back in the garage.
Team LNT Ginetta G55 caught up 2 laps in the last stint.
Corum Sport Chevron being lifted off the flatbed.
It’s only a flat spotted tyre. Back on track.
The #17 Molser is back in the pits… this doesn’t seem like a scheduled pit stop…
The #75 Red Camel leading Class 4 Seat is in the pits.
The Mosler pit stop wasn’t quite as quick as I anticipated. Still in the box undergoing a routine pad change.
Paul White takes to the wheel of the #17 Mosler during its pit stop. They are running in second overall and leading Class 1.
The leader pits. Driver change and a splash of fuel for the #28 MP M/Sport BMW and they’ll be back on track. Mark Poole takes to the wheel.
The Perfection Racing #60 Aston Martin comes into the pits from fourth place overall. It currently leads Class 3.
Into the pits comes the #79 Brunswick Auto BMW, which is leading Class 4.
It becomes the second car to be excluded for this reason after the #76 Synchro M/Sport Honda Jazz.
The #56 Welch M/Sport Seat Leon has been excluded for on noise grounds.
The MB Racing Aston Martin GT3 (Class 1) has overtaken the Perfection Racing Aston Martin GT4 (Class 3) for third overall.
The #16 MB Racing Aston Martin is currently lacking a splitter. A last lap of 2.22.579 reflects this.
The Team LNT Ginetta is still in the pits and is now 13 laps behind the #28 MP M/Sport BMW which is leading the field.
I must point out that there is a lap difference between the #75 and the #51, but catching is catching…
The Class 4 #75 is lapping very slow at the moment, losing time had over fist with the #51 Optimum M/Sport car catching fast.
The G55 is back and has been wheeled back into the garage
One three-wheeled Ginetta leaves with the Optimum charge, we still await the return of the G55 to the pits
In the media centre we being treated to an onboard of the G55 while on the recovery truck
Green flag is back out we are racing with a new leader in the #28 MP Motorsport BMW
The Chevron – after driveshaft replacement operation – has come back onto the pit apron
#37 – the GT Classics Porsche 993 is also reportedly missing a wheel
And it’s actually a lost right-rear wheel for the Team LNT Ginetta. Very bad few minutes for Ginetta
Bad few minutes for Ginetta, the Optimum Motorsport car being wheeled into the garage on casters after losing a wheel.
The MP Motorsport BMW is inching up towards the lead with the Ginetta still not making anymore laps
The team believe it’s a driveshaft breakage for the Ginetta.
The Intersport BMW has pitted and gone into the garage
The Team LNT Ginetta G55 has stopped at the apex of Stowe
the leading LNT Ginetta has apparently stopped on track – could that be the reason for the safety car??
And we have another safety car period….
Standings after 223 laps and 8 hours. Class 1: Team LNT. Class 2: MP M/sport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Brunswick.
Chevron had an issue with broken driveshaft. Both being replaced as precaution.
SC being deployed earlier was due to the Corum Sport Chevron number 52 hitting the barrier at Luffield.
Team Toyota GB GT86 in the pits for scheduled stop.
Team LNT in for scheduled stop. Kimber-Smith out, Dean in.
Insurance Store #69 BMW team manager again called to Race Control.
Green Flag is out, and racing resumes. Still awaiting confirmation on SC being deployed.
Team LNT leads overall with 211 laps, 6 laps ahead of MP Motorsport.
Flurry of pitstops happening during SC period.
SC possibly due to car going off at Brooklands. Awaiting confirmation.
Cor Euser Racing Lotus now prepping for scheduled pitstop.
Safety Car out again.
Intersport Racing is being looked at by an official in pit lane.
Correction – Number 69 has been given an 90 seconds stop and go penalty.
Number 69 BMW 120d has been given a 60 secs Stop and GO Penalty.
Number 76 Synchro Honda Jazz has been excluded for repeatedly breaking noise level regulation
Intersport Racing back in after a left front puncture.
Cor Euser Racings Lotus and John Coyles BMW 1 Series likely to be next to be given noise ASBOs
The Mosler is in with alternator issues as the green flag flies once more after the yellow flag for debris at Club
The TGM Sport Honda Civic has dropped down the order with a broken hub, theyre now 20th
And we have a safety car out for the second time in the race.
Now its the Moslers turn to have headlight problems with them flashing permanently for Adam Sharpe
Ivo Breukers takes the Class Four lead in the Red Camel.nl diesel SEAT
The MB Racing Aston Martin has pitted with a loose undertray and front splitter – not their first front damage related stop after they lost a tyre earlier
Piranha/Fauldsport have gone back out, hopefully with noise issue cured
Team LNT are in the pits now, and back out without issue
MP Motorsport win the battle of the pit crews to keep second overall as the Mosler crew have some problems closing the doors
In fact the MP Motorsport car is in the pits at the same time
And Javier Morcillo takes second place, but promptly pits for Adam Sharpe to take over the #17
The gap between the MP BMW in second and the Neil Garner Mosler is just 10 seconds
The Carvell Motorsport Jaguar is back out. The team have replaced the gearbox, replacing a new unit with the box they used for the Nurburgring 24 in May
And Piranha Motorsport are also black flagged for noise reasons from second place in Class Four
The Corum Sport Chevron is pinged again for excessive noise….
The Neil Garner Motorsport Mosler is on the same lap as the MP BMW and (like you’d expect) far quicker. Second place is probably about 6 laps away for them
93 minutes to change the engine in the Marcos.
Engine fired in the Topcats Racing Marcos Mantis! About 2 Hours to make the change
The Danish Perfection Racing team have taken the Class Three lead with the noise problems for the Chevron
They are seventh in Class Four and 15th overall
The Racer Industries Holden Astra – still on the long comback trail sets its best lap of the race at 2:24.093
Wahey, the start of the eighth hour – and the start of part two of our live coverage of the 2012 Britcar 24!