Mosler Man Dominates Britcar’s Spa Qualifying

by James Broomhead
Javier Morcillo dominated qualifying at the Belgian venue (Credit: Jurek Biegus)

Spaniard Javier Morcillo took a crushing pole position as the Britcar Endurance Championship steps over the Channel for a weekend of racing at the famed Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Sharing the Neil Garner Motorsport run Mosler MT900 GT3 with Manuel Cintrano Morcillo was, in setting his best time of 2:24.556, more than three seconds faster around the 7km Ardennes track than Mike Millard, driving solo for the weekend in his Rapier SR2 LMPX.

The Peter Cook and Frank Pelle driven Simpson Motorsport Audi R8 LMS led Class Two, third fastest overall with a best time of 2:29.315, splitting the two leading Class One cars from their rivals for the weekend, the Delahaye Racing Team combination of Alexandre Viron and Pierre-Etienne Bordet in the Porsche 997.

David Mason and Calum Lockie in their FF Corse run Ferrari 458 were fifth fastest ahead of the Class One Team Tiger Marcos Mantis.

Jake Camilleri was seventh fastest in the better of the two MARC Focus joining the series for the weekend. The machines, seen earlier this year at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours, have been slotted into Class Two of the Britcar ranks. While Camilleri posted a best time of 2:33.409 the sister car of Keith Kassulke and Peter Leemhuis was six seconds slower, placing it behind the BAMD Ferrari of Nigel Greensall and Darren Nelson won the previous race at Donington Park in dramatic fashion.

One place further back that the BAMD pair was the Track Torque Racing Chevron of Chrissy Palmer and Martin Parsons that led Class Three on a best lap of 2:38.388, three seconds better than their nearest rivals in class, the Lotus Evora of Cor Euser and Os Yusef.

There was an even more dominant qualifying showing by Class Four toppers Peter and Mark Cunningham the SEAT of the father and son pairing nearly seven seconds quicker around a lap than the BMW M3 of Mike Moss and Tom Howard.

The Britcar Endurance Championship has a pair of two hour races scheduled for the Spa-Francorchamps weekend.

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