Rockingham Resurgence

The Rockingham duo of Matthew Tucker and Keith Fishenden were victorious in the Rock Bull Ring six hour GT3 race after starting 7th on the grid.

The race as a whole was anything but straightforward, with many position changes, maladies and recoveries for almost the entire field. Some performance issues with the circuit resulted in a handful of stoppages and multiple lane changing issues, contributing to many teams moving up and down the order as they became affected, or otherwise, by these problems. The two cars which weathered the storm the best were the winners BMW Z4 and the second placed Sports Carazing McLaren, also starting further down the grid and just one place behind Rockingham in eight position. These two teams would end up on the top two steps of the podium respectively.

Third place went to the Aston Martin of LowLands Racing after recovering from two hard hits at the end of the first hour, caused by unprompted lane changes. LowLands would pit from the lead to asses repairs. The trio of Tamar Nelwan, Paul van den Huurk and an on-loan Gary Skipp started on the front row just one hundredth of a second behind pole sitter Graham Eldridge, for the SC Monkeys. Eldridge would also suffer lane change problems and subsequently retire the car after a collision caused irreparable chassis damage.

Usual front runners Exiles suffered in the race, finishing outside of the top ten from a fourth place grid slot. Demon Slot Racing ran at the front for most of the race but could not quite hold off the recovering LowLands, settling for fourth overall at the chequered flag.

The Concours d’Elegance was awarded deservedly to the Mark Wain prepared McLaren of North Staffs, who would finish tenth in the race.