Britcar Short Storey at Silverstone

Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)With just four races left over 2 weekends there was stiff competition lined up against championship challengers Neil Garner Motorsport at Silverstone.

It seemed all but a distant prospect to bring anything home from Silverstone but they did just that with a third and first in each race.

Motionsport returned to the fray with their Wolf CN piloted by James Fletcher and Pete Storey and were expected to dominate the weekend sharing any spoils with the Rollcentre Racing Mosler Super GT but with technical problems affecting both cars the Spaniards Morcillo and Cintrano were there to pick up the pieces.

Race one saw the Wolf and Mosler dominate as expected but Morcillo, taking the first session, swept past the Stark Racing Ginetta of Nathan Freke on lap 2 to take 3rd place. Following the pit stops Cintrano dropped to 4th after being chased down and caught by the ever rapid Mike Millard and his Rapier. Unfortunately the Rapiers legendary reliability problems caused a late pit stop for the car allowing Cintrano to retake third and build enough of a gap to keep the position.

Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)Martin Shorts Super GT Mosler also looked good for the win having caught and passed the Wolf however a broken cam chain 2 corners from the end left him coasting over the line letting the Pete Storey in the Wolf take the win. Cintrano took third after not being quite close enough to steal second place from the crippled Mosler.

Calum Lockie was running solo again and picked up the Class 2 win despite being forced to pit on the penultimate lap due to a puncture in the FF Corse Ferrari 458. Guillaume Gruchet brought his Porsche 997 back second ahead of the Track Focused Ferrari 430 of Peter Gbedemah and Charlie Hollings.

The class 3 victory went to Zoe Wenham and Steve Fresle in their Ginetta G55 after Fresle did a great job in the opening stint before handing over to Wenham to bring the car home. The Intersport BMW of Anna Walewska and Kevin Clarke although started well suffered with electrical problems before a broken throttle cable put them out.

Race 2 proved a different affair in class 1 with the Rollcentre Mosler being withdrawn before the start so an easy second victory looked on the cards for the Wolf. At the start James Fletcher once again did his disappearing trick whilst the Stark Racing Ginetta stopped at the first corner after throwing an oil line.

Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)Track action (photo by Jurek Biegus)In the remaining Mosler, Cintrano started the race and was soon behind the Ferrari of Calum Lockie. Driving a supreme race the Spaniard stayed with the professional driver for the course of his stint allowing Morcillo to take over and catch and pass the Ferrari. Up to second place the results seemed settled until with 20 minutes left the Wolf picked up a puncture which left it stranded in the Wing pitlane.

Morcillo took the lead and finally brought the Mosler home 1 minute and 2 seconds ahead of the FF Corse Ferrari. With 2 races to go at Donington Park in November these were valuable points earned however the Ferrari team still did enough to maintain their championship lead.

Calum Lockie consolidated his championship lead in the FFCorse Ferrari 458 by taking the Class 2 victory, and second overall. Guillaume Gruchet in the Newbridge Motorsport Porsche finished two laps down, which was good enough for third overall.

In class 3 Zoe Wenham was busy worrying the class 2 cars allowing Fresle an easy run to the flag whilst the Walewska/Clarke BMW once again succumbed to electrical problems. Class 4 saw Amanda Black and Ian Anderson take the class victory in their Ginetta G50 having spent the race dicing for the lead with the BMW of James MacIntyre-Ure who took second place. Following MacIntyre-Ure home came a brace of Seat Leons led by Cris Hayes and Andy Thompson.

Full results for all the days racing are available here..    By Jurek Biegus


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