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Britcar 24 Hours: Hour Two Update

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After the excitement of the first hour, the next sixty minutes was sedimentary in comparison. At the start of hour two, and the most exciting thing to happen over the sixty minute period, Aston Martin works driver, Sam Hancock spun his JOTA Aston Martin N24 GT4 on the exit of Woodcote in what looked like a mechanical induced error. Sam quickly straightened the car using the pit straight run-off, much to the relief of the marshals' who had sprinted to his aid.

The lead car, the Aquilla CTR1 of Rob Huff continued its dominance, pitting efficiently, and resuming its lead with ease a mere five laps later. By the end of the hour, the Aquilla had lapped the entire field. Further down the order, the Mosler's of Rollcentre Racing and Eclipse were in quick succession. The Topcat Mosler of Andrew Beaumont continued to struggle and Callum Lockie began a valiant fight back after double-pitting in the first hour.

BMW stole the class 4 show in hour 2

In Class 3, honours were exchanged as Julian Westwood's no. 42 BMW M3 was passed by Mike Jordan's M3; a beautiful sunset appeared over the circuit. The Lotus Evora in the hands of Johnny Mowlem struggled on, clearly suffering battle damage from its earlier scuffle. Elsewhere, the Jemco Ginetta of Craig Wilkins was slowly marching up the order. The former British GT driver reached ninth place overall in the modified GT50 Ginetta, until he handed over to Leigh Smart at the end of the hour, were it resumed in fifteenth place.

In Class 4 it was the Ginetta G40 of Nigel Moore that took the lead after his peers refuelled. A lap further down was the Honda Civic of Gary Simms and in third was the no.82 Chimptune Lotus Elise of Zubin Randeria.

Class Standings After Two Hours:

Class 1:
1 No.3 Wessex Vehicle – Aquila CR1
2 No.2 Eclipse Motorsport – Mosler MT900R GT2
3 No.6 Rollcentre Racing – Mosler MT900R GT Cup

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

Class 3:
1 No.42 Neil Garner Motorsport – Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
2 No.26 Alistair McKinnon – Lotus Exige GTR
3 No.46 Mick Mercer Motorsport – Ginetta G50 GT4

Class 4:
1 No.83 Team LNT – Ginetta G40
2 No.91 Mardi Gras Motorsport – Honda Integra
3 No.76 Synchro Motorsport – Honda Civic Type R FN2

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