Gallery: Hankook 12H Silverstone in Pictures

by Nick Smith

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The Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan caged in the garage by another car.
The 12H GT and Proto races shared their final seven hours with the 24H TCES.
Rick Breukers did double duty, driving this GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini and the family SEAT.
Fox Motorsport made the UK competitive debut for the Audi R8 LMS GT, the new GT4 offering from the four rings.
The FF Corse run Red River Sport Ferrari 488 GT3, a driver coaching programme from the 'retired' Jonny Mowlem.
IDEC Sport ran a Porsche in the 911 class and a Mercedes in the A2 class.
Blood brothers: The Audi R8 LMS and Lamborghini Huracan GT3, two answers to the same question, from the same parts bin.
One of the few shots of the IDEC Sport cars together. The Mercedes would be destroyed at the Wing shortly after.
Bonamy Grimes waits to jump aboard the Red River Sport Ferrari.
Low car counts gave pleanty of space for independent laps.
But battling up and down the field was always available.
The eventual winners of the GT element of the race, the ROFGO Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3.
The Porsche pair, one Porsche Laurent Racing 991 Cup car and the Herberth Motorsport RSR, the GT3 offering.
Stuart Hall was supposed to do double duty, driving an Audi TCR as well as the ROFGO Mercedes, but excessive celebrating made it impossible.
A legend of the 24H Series, the Precote Herberth Porsche was known for metronomic preceision, until a big and gravelly off.
Car Collection Motorsport were the Audi GT3 flag carriers, they had two cars at Silverstone.
PROsport Performance entered a Mercedes-Benz, then fell on the back foot as they also tried to enter the boot of the ROFGO car at the start.
Porsches went to the fore early on as tricky weather conditions highlighted the bonus of having an engine over the back axle.
Early problems put the golden Lamborghini out of contention.
Speed differential between the Cup cars and the GT3 wasn't that great, it was on the brakes that the more expensive machines gained the upper hand.
Podium bound, the GRT Grasser Racing Team #963 took third place.
The #33 Car Collection Motorsport Audi started the weekend with a trip back to the pits on a rope.
A small field for the Proto series was headed by the Ginetta G57 of Simpson Motorsport.
Wet weather added complications in the first segment of the race.
But Saturday was glorious, if a little cold.
Dirt was the main issue, with several cars dragging Northamptonshire mud onto the circuits cars were ordered to wash off required markings very early on.
Told you it got wet! It was the rain that let a GT3 machine outpace the Prototypes on Friday.
Done and victorious, the ROFGO Racing Mercedes returns to the pits on Saturday evening, winners of the inaugural 12H Silverstone.

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