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Mopar, 4 hour endurance race at EL circuit

Report & Photos by Peter Taylor

The Mopar four hour endurance race was held in perfect weather at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday.

Supported by a fairly large crowed, there was some close and exciting racing and an old lap record that stood for 40 years was broken.

The race was won by the Manu Motorhomes Racing Team (car number 68) in a LMP2 car covering 168 laps in the four hours, setting the new lap record in a time of one hour, 15 minutes and nine seconds. Team Kalex came second (car number 35) in a Aston Martin DB 9 covering 162 laps, four laps less than the winner.

Third place was taken by the Aid Call 24/7 (car number one) Rico Barlow Racing Team covering 148 laps.

Eight of the starting 18 cars did not finish the race. The highest speed (185.53km/h) was obtained by the winner, Manu Motorhomes Team.

This for all race fans was the first big race meeting this month. The other is the Extreme Festival, scheduled for 30 and 31 August and is not to be missed.

First place winner was Manu Motorhomes Racing Team.

Second position went to Team Kalex.

Aid Call 24/7 Rico Barlow Racing finished in third position.





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