The first two hours of the Britcar 24 Hours at Silverstone were busy. Even before the race there were issues as the #59 Aston Martin N24 GT4 of MB Racing failed to find first gear. That car was pushed off the grid during the pace lap and the action began. Domination was the order of the day as the Aquila of Nigel Mutsill's Chamberlain Synergy Racing stormed ahead.
On the restart both the race leading Aquila and the #1 Whit Gamski car would be forced to serve thirty second stop and go penalties. In fact the day would get even worse for the defending champions when they were issued another penalty for speeding on pit lane whilst serving their penalty.
It was mechanical failures that featured strongly at the start. Thorney Motorsport took to pit lane on lap eight to fix a broken input shaft on the gearbox of their E92 M3 racer. The #28 TVR of Fred Tonge took to the pits having lost fifth gear and struggling with their oil cooling. That car remains on pit lane as I right this article. The #58 Porsche 911 993 RSR was forced into retirement towards the end of the two hours with an undisclosed engine fault.
Top Threes at Two Hours:
#4 Paul White/Strata 21 - Mosler MT900R GT2
#2 Michael McInerney - Ferrari F430
#6 Nigel Mutsill/Chamberlain Synergy - Aquila CR1
#30 Rollcenter Racing/Ginetta UK - Ginetta G55
#27 Topcats Racing - Marcos Mantis GT3
#31 RJN Motorsport - Nissan 370z
#49 Nicholas Mee Racing - Aston Martin GT4
#61 Scuderia Vittoria - Ginetta G50 GT4
#66 Dorset Sports Cars - Porsche 911 996 GT3 Cup
#81 Alex Osbourne APO Motorsport - SEAT Leon
#88 Mardi Gras Motorsport - Honda Integra
#79 Synchro Motorsport - Honda Jazz Type R