A comfortable victory for Phil Hanson and Nigel Moore in the Tockwith Motorsport Audi R8 LMS after a dominate display around Croft Circuit taking their fourth victory in the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship.
Hanson was pleased with the race and performance from the Audi R8 LMS:
“Everything went to plan. Set up wasn’t great but it was enough to win and we were good on tyres which we need to be here. We’re racking up the wins and it’s coming together nicely. We might not have looked it early on, but we’ve always been title contenders and now we’re showing it with our form. I’ve progressed too and it’s all looking good.”
The largely uneventful race was compounded by the lack of entries that created a huge field spread, this limited overtaking and excitement for the drivers and fans alike.
In the early stages of the race the Tockwith Motorsports dominated in the Audi R8 but with a safety car from a broken down Mosler and a success penalty they lost the lead to David Mason and Calum Lockie in the Ferrari 458 GT3 but quickly gained control of the race.
A strong showing for the pairing of Ian Lawson and Kevin Clarke who managed a superb second place fending of the mighty Ferrari. The BMW Z4 GT3 showed great pace throughout the race but failed to compete with the Audi.
The Ferrari 458 GT3 driven by David Mason and Calum Lockie could only manage third place after running strong in the earlier stages but could not compete with the BMW Z4 in second.
Disappointment for Manuel Cintrano and Javier Morcillo in the Mosler MT900 which suffered an alternator failure on lap 21. Morcillo was unable to drive the Mosler, as Cintrano started the race, this was a huge shame for the Spanish duo who are already looking forward to the next race.
The high demands of the endurance put a strain on the cars with Moss Motorsports BMW 1ME82 and Synchro Motorsports Honda Civic Type R suffering with mechanical problems along with the Mosler.
Hanson and Moore top the Championship after closing the three-point gap with Jacob Mathiassen and Steve Fresle who could only manage seventh in the Ginetta G55 GT4.
The next Dunlop Endurance Championship race will be held at Silverstone International Circuit on the 13th of August.