MCINERNEYS & KEEN ECLIPSE THE OPPOSITION


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The Eclipse Motorsport Ferrari 430 finished 13 laps ahead of the opposition. Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

In what must have been the hottest ever Britcar 24 hours, the Eclipse Motorsport Team of Michael McInerney, Sean McInerney and Phil Keen brought their Ferrari 430 home at 4.32pm yesterday afternoon 13 laps ahead of the opposition to register their first Britcar 24 win at the sixth attempt.

Taking second spot on the podium was the Aston Martin GT4 of the Nicholas Mee Racing team consisting of Dutchmen Karsten Le Blanc, Christian Van Lanshoot, Jersey Formula Ford refugee Dan de Zille and American Robert Nimkoff.

The Lotus Evora of Marcos Racing International driven by Dutch legend Cor Euser, compatriot Dik Freebird and Amercian duo Hal Prewitt and Jim Brody claimed the final place on the honours board.

Meanwhile in the support races Emma Karwacki scored the points she needed to confirm her as the Alfashop Alfa Romeo champion, becoming the second successive woman to claim the title following Mel Healey’s triumph last year. Roger Evans won the race in a GTV.

Jordan Stilp won all three races in the Ma5da MX5 Autumn Championship and in so doing won the title from Adam Gore and Matthew Lambert.

In Group 2 of the Autosport Caterham Academy Championship, 2011 runner-up Brad Smith exacted some measure of revenge on champion Andy Welch, by winning the race. Indeed Welch finished fourth, more than six seconds behind Brad, with David Robinson and Rob Smith filling the gap in between.

It was a similar story in the Group 1 race where Championship runner-up Rob Chappell beat champion Elliott Norris into second place by five seconds. Italian Achille Corbellati finished a promising season on a high with third.

Brad Smith rounded off a great weekend by beating namesake Rob in the one-off Trophy race in which the grid was shared with the Smart cars.

The other support race winners were David Moore (4Two Cup), Aaron Steele (Monoposto/F3 Cup), Oly Mortimer, Graeme Mundy (both Porsche Cup) and Mike Jenvey in the Sports 2000 Duratec Championship.

For the offficial results CLICK HERE