Britcar excites at Spa

Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)The Neil Garner Motorsport team took a well fought victory at Spa Francorchamps despite losing places in the first few laps.

Manuel Cintrano started the Mosler from pole but had dropped to 5th before settling into his race pace. At the front the FF Corse Ferrari 458 of Mason and Lockie was setting the pace closely followed by the Simpson motorsport Audi R8. The Marc V8 Focus driven by Jake Camilleri held third in front of the Team Tiger Marcos.

The second half of the two hour race saw Javier Morcillo take over from Cintrano and start to chase down the leaders. With 20 minutes of the race remaining Morcillo was up to second place just 14 seconds behind Mason in the Ferrari. A puncture for the Ferrari handed the lead to the Mosler team who gratefully took the win with a lap in hand over the second placed car of Camilleri who had driven the entire race solo.

Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)The Simpson Audi finished third having not only benefited from Masons puncture but also a puncture to the BAMD Ferrari of Nelson and Greensall which put them back to 13th place. Class 3was won by Cor Euser and Os Yusef in the Lotus Evora whilst the Cunningham’s picked up the class 4 honours in their Seat Super Copa.

The second race of the weekend saw fortunes change as a spin on the first lap for pole sitter Cintrano dropped him to the back of the field allowing the FF Corse Ferrari and Simpson Motorsport Audi to disappear into the distance. The two cars battled for most of the first hour with Franck Pelle in the Audi harrying the Ferrari at every opportunity.

Having fought his way up to 4th place Cintrano’s race was effectively ended with a drive shaft failure which cost the Mosler team over 20 minutes in the pits and saw Morcillo take over the car and rejoin the race 8 laps down in 17th place overall. After the pitstops shook out Camilleri emerged in the lead and held it all the way to end of the race however he was stripped of the win after it he had failed to take a drive through penalty for a too short pitstop.

The FF Corse Ferrari had dropped to 4th place behind the Audi and fast charging Nigel Greensall in the BAMD Ferrari. Pulling off possibly the overtake of the weekend Greensall took second place on the road by pulling alongside the Audi on the straight down to Eau Rouge before deftly cutting in in front of it and powering up the hill. With Camilleri’s disqualification the move earned Greensall and Nelson the overall victory with the Pelle and Cook Audi second and Mason and Lockie finishing in third.

Class 3 went again to Cor Euser and Os Yusef finishing one lap ahead of the Intersport pairing of Ian Donaldson and Anna Walewska. Westlake Motorsport took the class 4 victory ahead of the Track Torque team after the Cunningham’s race ended in the barrier at Radillion. By Jurek Biegus

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