Will Powell & Dave Scaramanga lead Britcar Endurance Championship outright
Will Powell and Dave Scaramanga swept the Moorgate Motorsport Finance McLaren 650S GT3 to its third consecutive class victory in the latest round of the Britcar Endurance Championship at Silverstone yesterday (3 July) – a win that earns the duo the outright series lead.
Scaramanga drove a solid opening stint in the Motus One Racing McLaren, driving superbly on “slick” dry weather tyres when a brief rain shower covered part of the 3.66-mile Grand Prix circuit 15mins into the race. He handed over to Powell with 55mins remaining having comfortably run 10th, second in Class 1.
Powell resumed 13th, third in class, almost one minute behind the class leader but closed in relentlessly on the two cars ahead. Will’s intense pressure paid off catching the Moorgate McLaren’s two class rivals in the closing stages, Powell also setting the fastest lap in Class 1.
Will, now a solid first in class, made a pit-stop for a splash and dash of fuel with five minutes to go putting Scaramanga back in the McLaren to take the chequered flag first overall in the Britcar Endurance series as the first non-Praga car home.
In addition to the Moorgate McLaren, Motus One Racing had a further three cars contesting the Silverstone event over the weekend.
Nicole Drought and Danny Krywyj raced the Motus Hyundai TCR. Having non-started the previous Oulton Park race, the duo scored a maiden Class 4 victory, a fantastic result on Nicole’s Motus début.
In the Praga class, Britcar regular Rod Goodman was joined by his son, Radical competitor, Elliot, for the first time this season while a second Praga R1 Turbo was entered for James Walker (Mr JWW) and Miles Lacey.
The Walker/Lacey and the Goodman Pragas lined-up eighth and 11th respectively on the grid, with the former Praga leading the opening phase of Race 1 outright in a fantastic stint but retired with electrical problems from fifth place in the final 15mins although the pair were classified eighth in class. Having also run in the top-three, the Goodman Praga stopped on the very last lap but was still classed fourth overall – the car’s highest finishing position to date.