The MP Motorsport team of Richard Abra, Mark Poole, Clint Bardwell and Michael Symons won the 2012 Britcar 24 Hours in worsening conditions at Silverstone.
Abra, taking the final stint in the car had a four lap lead to protect in the 60 minutes of the race and did so with relative ease in torrential rain that left the Northamptonshire Grand Prix track.
The MB Racing Aston Martin GT3 won Class One – ultimately – easily after problems for all their competitors, Neil Garner Motorsport’s Mosler their nearest challenger in sixth after their late, wheel hub related issues. Perfection Racing Europe repeated Nicolas Mee Racing’s feat of last year by putting their GT4 Aston Martin on the overall podium, though they were 37 laps down on the overall winners. The quartet of drivers in the MMC SEAT took second in class, with the Corum Sport Chevron taking ninth overall and third within Class Three.
Despite a late scare the Red Camel/Jordans.nl SEAT finished fourth overall and won Class Four, with Brunswick Automotive holding onto second place by a lap over the Toyota Team GB team. The Martin Short led Rollcentre Racing GT86 completed the top ten overall, but missed out on the class podium.
2012 Britcar 24 Hours Standings After 24 Hours
1 – MB Racing – West/Wall/Brown/Cripps
2 – Neil Garner Motorsport – White/Cintrano/Morcillo/Sharpe
3 – Team LNT – Tomlinson/Kimber-Smith/Dean/Simpson
1 – MP Motorsport – Poole/Symons/Bardwell/Abra
2 – Optimum Motorsport – Osborne/Mowle/Fletcher/Rattenbury
3 – GT Classic – Fairbairn/Littlejohn/McLean
1 – Perfection Racing – Spires/Jensen/Johanson/Holmgaard/Klosterman
2 – MMC Motorsport – Spencer/Cassar/Lewis/Pettit
3 – Corum Sport – Anley/Joseph/Hyman/Ellis
1 – Red Camel.nl – Breukers/Thijssen/de Heus
2 – Brunswick Automotive – Griffiths/Green/Kirkpatrick/Forsbrey
3 – Team Toyota GB – Hodgetts/Hodgetts/Primrose/Meaden