Hankook 24H Silverstone 2016 – Gallery 2

by Nick Smith

For the second of our galleries from the Hankook 24H Silverstone we turn to Paul Davies of Paul Davies Photography. Paul came to Silverstone specifically to cover the Britcar Prototype Series for us but couldn’t help himself when he saw the 41 cars of the Touring Car Endurance Series. This gallery covers all three days of action from the 24H Series.

You can still see our first gallery here, which deals with the Friday action shot by our British GT photographer Nick Smith. Two more galleries are yet to come covering Saturday and Sunday running.

The 24H Silverstone brought a wide range of cars from a road going Toyota GT-86 to an ultra-rare imported Mugen Civic.
With all the careful preparation that goes into an endurance race, RS Connect Racing found that the best way to keep the lights clean was an old box and some zip ties.
Old but definately not senile, the SEAT Leon Supercopa proved a tough nut for even the newer Leons to crack.
The TCR Class caters for any car meeting TCR regulatons. Only SEAT Leons came to Silverstone but Ford, Opel, Honda, Alfa Romeo and even Kia all have eligable cars.
The RKC Civic performed well until a night time collision with the Zest Racecar Engineering SEAT ended its race. It may even have written off the car.
Duwo Racing took second in class in their beautiful BMW M235i Racing Cup.
Touring cars can follow very closely, even the SEATs with their agressive aero don't disturb the air too much for close racing.
Team B.R.I.T. are on their way to Le Mans having completed their first twice round the clock race with their crew of injured servicemen.
The field pile into Maggots and Becketts during a frantic but clean race start.
Its often said that to win an endurance race you need a boring white car. Track-Club managed 5th in A3 following that rule.
Two purpose built racers battle two converted road cars through the Loop.
The Kinetic Racing SEAT Leon was hobbled early on in the race when it left its back bumper at Copse Cor
Full HD TV coverage was provided and catchup is still available. Commentry was by Radio Le Mans.
Battle of the BMWs with an M3 fighting a diesel 1-Series through the esses.
Gavin Spencer of RKC prepares to get into the Civic. Little does he know the car will soon be out of the race permenantly.

All the photographs on this page are credit Paul Davies/Paul Davies Photography.

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