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Britcar 24 Hours: Hour Six Update

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Hour six of the Britcar started with a raft of pitstops by all of the teams. This marked the end of stint for a majority of teams and with standing water just about everywhere, a number of drivers were happy to get out of the car.

With the Aquilla still in the pits, it was a straight fight for the lead between the Topcat Mosler of Ben Clucas and Rollcentre's baby Mosler in the hands of Steve Quick. However, at the end of the sixth hour, only a couple of laps after taking over the car from Quick, Jon Barnes spun in the standing water at Priory and according to reports at the corner, hammered the Mosler into the wall. Barnes crawled back to the pits, taking almost seven minutes to do so.

At the time of writing, the car was still in the pits and down to 17th overall. Two laps behind the lead Mosler was the Ferrari 430 of John Gaw, now on wets. After a slow set of out laps, Gaw immediately became more rapid, soon post a succession of sub 2:23 lap times.

Porsche headed up class two. Jet Alliance (2nd overall) were clearly drawing upon all its endurance racing experience as it extended its lead over the Topcat Marcos Mantis (6th overall). The other Marcos is a very distant 50th overall.

Class three was wear the battles were happening. The Porsche 996 GT3 of Neil Garner Motorsport lead the class (4th overall) from Steve Clark in the KG Racing BMW and Wayne Gibson in the Intersport BMW. Elsewhere Jemco's Ginetta G50 suffered a broken driveshaft – a good sixty minutes worth of work.

No change in class four. LNT's super Ginetta G4 extended its lead. In the full wet conditions it was lapping faster than the lead Mosler, such is the balance and driveability of the car. Chimptune and Mardi Gras Motorsport were having a furious battle. Hour six belonged again to the Lotus Elise, but the Integra stuck close and at the end of the hour was under a lap behind.

Class Standings After Six Hours
Class 1
1 – No.8 MJC Limited – Ferrari 430 GTC
2 – No.6 Rollcentre Racing – Mosler GT Cup
3 – No.4 Strata 21 – Moslter MT900R GT2

Class 2
1 – No.22 Jet Alliance – Porsche 997
2 – No.21 Topcat Racing – Marcos Mantis GT3
3 – No.19 Chesterton Commerical Holdings – Marcos Mantis GT3

Class 3
1 – No.42 Neil Garner Motorsport – Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
2 – No.39 Intersport – BMW M3 E46
3 – No.32 KG Racing – BMW E46

Class 4
1 – No.83 Team LNT – Ginetta G40
2 – No.82 Chimp Tune Racing – Lotus Elise GT4
3 -No. 79 Darren Anley – Honda Integra

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