This live blog will updated during the 2012 Britcar 24 Hours, taking the race to its conclusion at 3:30pm.
Live: 2012 Britcar 24 Hours Part 3
15:38We are signing off for now. Thanks from James, Chris and Alex.
15:37We are all off to get home for some well-earned rest after an exciting 24 hours of racing.
15:36Thanks to you all for following our live feed here at @SilverstoneUK, we hoped you enjoyed it!
15:34Perfection Racing win Class 3 and the Red Camel/Jordans.nl finish 3rd and 4th overall and win Classes 3 and 4
15:33Dave West, Jamie Wall, Michael Brown and Paul Cripps win Class 1 and are 2nd overall for MB Racing
15:32MP Motorsport – Richard Abra, Mark Poole, Clint Bardwell and Michael Symons – win the 2012 Britcar 24 Hours!!!
15:04Less than half an hour left and MP Motorsport have a three lap lead to protect
14:45Right-rear corner on the Mosler causing problems (driveshaft this time) in the garage
14:32And now….the FINAL Hour!!!! #Britcar24
14:31Class 4: Red Camel.nl. MP Motorsport leads by 4 laps.
14:30Just 1 hour left! Laps completed: 541. Standings: Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2 & Overall lead: MP M/Sport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Red Camel.nl.
14:28Red Camel.nl Seat Leon now going into the garage, as well as the Neil Granger Mosler.
14:2717 No 17 Neil Garner Mosler now in the pits for routine stop.
14:23No 59 Strata Porsche 996 in the pits for scheduled stop.
14:22GT Classics team manager now called to go to Race Control
14:21Nearing the final hour……..
14:20MB Racing Aston Martin now into the pits with LED light trailing behind.
14:16Team Manager for leading car for MP Motorsport has been called to Race Control.
14:12There has been no let up with the weather, as there is still standing water on the track. Lap times are at least 1/2 a min slower.
14:07Current overall standings with just under 90 mins left: 1. MP M/Sport. 2. MB Racing. 3. Perfection Racing.
14:05Leader now exiting the pit lane.
14:03MP Motorsport’s BMW E46 CSL now in the pit lane, currently leading by 4 laps.
13:23Nissan driver Gary Dunning say he was hit by the BMW while trying to keep out of the way at Brooklands
13:22Unseen to us, the left side of the Nissan is torn open like by a can-opener
13:21opps, front-right (I’m sorry, I’m tired). Mission M’Sports Nissan is in and doesn’t look to have too much damage
13:20Intersport, third in Class 3 pit with broken front-left suspension – at least
13:19Spin and crash – Intersport and Mission Motorsport come together at Brooklands
13:15MB Racing are in the pits with 2 hours, 14 minutes left in the race
13:04The Strata 21 Mosler leaves the pits, now down in sixth overall
12:57Uh-oh – the MB Racing Aston passes the Team Toyota GT86 under the yellows of the Jags off….
12:54The car off at Copse is the Jag – and it’s stuck there
12:52The weather now is rated Bring Your Own Soap
12:51A car has been off at Copse, no idea who. But it’s now raining really alot.
12:49It’s absolutely tipping it down and (in other news) the Mosler is a lap away from losing fourth to Red Camel
12:36and after just an out lap the Brunswick car returns to the pits – they have three laps in hand over Team Toyota in class
12:34Brunswick Automotive have returned to the race, still second in Class Four
12:33Class 4: Red Camel.nl. Perfection Racing now third overall.
12:32Lap 500 with just three hours to go. Leaders: Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2 and Overall: MP Motorsport. Class 3: Perfection. Class 4: Red Camel.nl.
12:27Currently in the pits with the bonnet up.
12:27Brunswick M3 now has a hose issue.
12:26Rain intensity is increasing as time goes on.
12:23This could play into the hands of the MB Racing Aston Martin, if the weather gets worse.
12:23Car 52 – Corum Sport Chevron issued 15 secs Stop Go Penalty for short pit stop.
12:22The left rear wheel hub is now off the Mosler, with the majority of the suspension components still in place.
12:20A mechanic has chased the Piranha/Fauldsport Ginetta G40 up the pit lane to tighten one of the wheel nuts.
12:19We spoke to Intersport’s Mark Radcliffe earlier, who was hoping for it to rain about know. Looks like he got his wish!
12:17No 28 now exits the pit lane.
12:16No 28 in the pits and overshot the pit box. but now in position – FULL WETS going on!
12:14No 67 Rogue Motorsport MR2 now back out after going into the garage at 5.15am for engine change.
12:13Rain is now falling with all going into the pits for WET tyres.
12:12Rain is now failing at Stowe…..
11:56Wind has now changed direction and is going down the pitlane.
11:51The Mosler is now 17 laps behind the MP Motorsport M3 E46 CSL, who currently leads.
11:49The Mosler is still in the pits, as the angle grinder is put to further use on the remainder of the alloy wheel.
11:43MP Motorsport M3 now taking itsStop Go Penalty, and now exits pit lane.
11:40Stop Go penalty issued for MP Motorsport’s BMW for speeding in the pit lane.
11:36Angle grinder is now cutting the Mosler’s alloy to pieces, cutting through the spokes.
11:35Lap count now at 480 – as the final four hours are in full swing.
11:334 hours left to go. Standings: Class 1: MB Racing. Class 2 and Overall: MP Motorsport. Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Red Camel.nl
11:31The engine cover is off the Mosler once again.
11:29Brunswick Automotive in with a left front puncture, currently in the Class 4 lead ahead of Red Camel.nl’s Seat.
11:27The Neil Garner Mosler is now 9 laps down on the leader due to this issue.
11:25And now the power tools are out, as a drill is being used on the wheel nut as we speak.
11:22The engine cover has gone back on the Mosler, as the team frantically works away on the left rear wheel nut.
11:20But it is not budging whatsoever, as it now slips to 6 laps behind the MP Motorsport BMW E46 M3 GTR, which currently leads on Lap 475.
11:19Neil Garner himself is even getting in on the action, using a hammer and chisel to chip away at the wheel nut.
11:18The Neil Garner Mosler is in the garage, as the team try to free the stuck left rear wheel nut.
11:00And now Brunswick have the class lead, there’s five laps between Red Camel and second in Class 4 now, but they go back out now
10:57Red Camel now a lap away from losing the Class Four lead to Brunswick Automotive
10:54The Red Camel squad report a suspected leak in the gearbox cooling system
10:53The lead is just 1:42, the Mosler clawing back ground to the MP Motorsport BMW
10:50The Red Camel/Jordans.nl is pushed back into the garage out of a three lap lead in Class Four
10:44But if you drop large chunks of bodywork on the circuit your wing is likely to break I suppose…
10:43The Chevron (theyve had an interesting race) is back in the pits with a very wonky rear wing….
10:42Second in Class Three, team manager of Intersport has been summoned to race control
10:40That’s not forgetting the Mosler still has the troublesome rear tyre to deal with
10:39The Molser is back on the lead lap, but still more than 2 minutes away from leaders MP Motorsport
10:34Correction – Class 3: Perfection Racing. Class 4: Red Camel.nl.
10:33Class 4: Perfection Racin.g
10:325 hours to go. Standings: Class 1: Neil Garner M/Sport. Class 2 and overall: MP M/sport (453 laps), Class 3: Red Camel.nl. Class 4: Perfection Racing.
10:25No 37 – Gt Classsics – has a 90 secs stop go penalty for a refuelling infringement.
10:23GT Classics team manager has been asked to go to Race Control.
10:19Left rear wheel nut is stuck on the Mosler, so may need to be cut off on next stop.
10:17Optimum Motorsport No 51 Ginetta G50 has a left rear puncture, limping back to the pits.
10:16Mosler No 17 now leaves the pits, with MP Motorsport ahead by a lap on Lap 447.
10:15Mosler seems to have trouble with the left rear wheel nut. Car is still in the pits.
10:14Car 69 BMW has a drive through penalty.
10:13Mosler is now in the pits.
10:12Back to Green! As racing is back underway.
10:09Brake pad change it seems for the MP M/Sport M3, hence the longer stop.
10:09Team LNT now out of the top ten, sitting in 11th place overall, but still 3rd in Class 1.
10:08MP Motorsports BMW has been in the pits for several minutes, with the Mosler now on the lead lap. Its getting close!
10:07Rear bodywork of Chevron No 52 has now been removed from the track.
10:06Team Manager for N0 69 again has been asked to go to Race Control.
10:05Safety Car is now out on track again.
10:04Full course caution as the No 52 Chevron for Corum Sport has shed its rear bodywork on the main straight. May be contact-related.
10:00MB Racing Aston Martin Vantage now in the pits.
09:57Black Flag for No 16 MB Racing for excessive noise.
09:56Neil Garner Mosler takes 2nd place from MB Racing.
09:55Bonnet now off the Team LNT in the garage.
09:53Straka Porsche 996 being wheeled into the pits. Damage to left rear wheel, with possible bottom suspension joint damage.
09:51Tean LNT Ginetta back in the garage, and MB Racing Team Manager asked to go to Race Control.
09:40MP Motorsport lead is now down to 2 laps, with MB Racing and Neil Garner M/Sport applying the pressure, setting faster times.
09:35Team LNT Ginetta rejoins after an extended stay in the pits.
09:33Team LNT still in the pits. Optimum Motorsport Ginetta G50 pushed back into garage with Emily Fletcher behind the wheel.
09:30After 18 Hours: MP Motorsport lead overall and C2 (429 laps), MB Racing lead C1, Perfection Racing C3 and Red Camel lead C4
09:28Lawrence Tomlinson is bringing the G55 back into the pits.
09:23Tomlinson reports he think the car is cutting out through slow right handers – so thats Luffield, Village and Club then
09:20The Team LNT Ginetta comes into the pits – there should be come ‘investigation work’ done
09:15The Ginetta G55 slows dramatically past the pits but Lawrence Tomlinson hits Ctrl+ALt+Del and the car picks up pace again
09:13Neil Garner’s Mosler into the pits and out again for a regular service, Adam Sharpe staying in the car for a second stint
08:57Brunswick Automotive are back out on track, but have fallen to 2nd in Class Four and 6th overall
08:50Manager of the Neil Garner Motorsport/Strata 21 Mosler called to race control