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2006 Race Reports

Brands Hatch, England, 3-4 June 2006

   
     
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  A fantastic weekend of top class, competitive, safe racing with some of the most beautiful cars at one of the very best circuits in the World, and in 28 degrees!

We were always going to see a great tussle at the front with David Mercer Spice SE90 on pole in a 1:20.051 (117.95 mph) and Justin Law, Jaguar XJR12 just 0.567 seconds behind, both being chased by Richard Eyre, Jaguar XJR16, Mark Sumpter in his first run in his Porsche 962 and an amazing drive by Gary Pearson in his late C2 ADA Cosworth DFZ.

Gary, who is normally seen challenging for 1st spot in Derek Hood's Jaguar XJR11 has set a new standard for late specification 'C2' cars doing a 1:25.114 at 110.93mph in Race 2 on Sunday. After the race he said "The car is absolutely wonderful to drive with terrific handling and I am sure we can make it quicker!"

Race 1:- Law lead for 15 laps with Mercer playing a waiting game, determined to take the lead, and at the end of Lap 16 that is where he was, holding it to the end with Law just 2.8 second behind. Richard Eyre in the Jaguar XJR16 was wishing he had a better choice of ratios to get closer but still finished a fine third. Sumpter and Pearson had a great battle finishing fourth and fifth respectively and just 5 seconds apart. Jim Mullen was left to his own devices, finishing 6th and was followed home by a very close group of Stinton, Rini, Oddie and Eyre (Martin).

Class winners were Mercer, Pearson, Pearman and McKay.

Race 2:- Both Mercer and Law were determined to take the lead at the start - Justin Law after the race:- "I was absolutely NOT going to back off on the outside of Paddock at the start but I could not make it stick - great stuff!"

Law battled hard but Mercer took the flag with a 1.436 second gap. New entrant Sumpter was thrilled to be third and will obviously get quicker as he gets to know the car. Pearson took a super 4th and Mullen, once more in a lonely race, again took 6th. A feature of the race was the 'train' of cars in the middle of the pack running nose to tail for the whole race and Oddie, back after a knee operation, lead the way for Eyre (Martin), Pearman and Stinton. Competitive? Yes, the top ten cars had all lapped the circuit at under 1:30s during the race and the top five under 1:25s!

Class winners were again Mercer, Pearson, Pearman and McKay.
 

  Qualifying  
     
 
Pos No Class Entrant/Driver Nat. Car Time Laps MPH
1 21 GTP1 David Mercer GB Spice SE90C - DFR 1:20.051 16 117.95
2 8 GTP1 Justin Law GB Jaguar XJR12 1:20.618 12 117.12
3 2 GTP1 Richard Eyre GB Jaguar XJR16 1:23.210 15 113.47
4 53 GTP1 Mark Sumpter GB Porsche 962 - TS/03C 1:23.883 18 112.56
5 75 GTP3 Gary Pearson GB ADA Cosworth - DFZ 1:25.114 11 110.93
6 12 GTP1 Jim Mullen USA Spice GTP 1:25.274 19 110.72
7 32 GTP1 Nick Rini USA Jaguar XJR12D 1:28.665 17 106.49
8 28 GTP1 Richard Oddie GB Argo Chevrolet JM20C 1:28.821 14 106.30
9 33 GTP2 Henry Pearman GB Porsche 956B 1:29.218 16 105.83
10 29 GTP1 Martyn Eyre GB Gebhardt Cosworth 1:29.499 16 105.49
11 88 GTP1 Nick Randall GB Nissan NTP1 GTP 1:30.599 16 104.21
12 70 GTP3 Ian Stinton GB Spice SE86 - DFZ 1:30.792 15 103.99
13 16 GTP2 Peter Schleifer D March Chevrolet 84G 1:31.098 17 103.64
14 26 GTP3 Alvin Powell GB Tiga 288 - DFZ 1:31.728 13 102.93
15 103 GTP4 Duncan McKay GB Bardon Ford DB2 1:43.337 12 91.37
16 37 GTP4 Richard Bateman GB Tiga Rover GC287 1:45.371 12 89.60
17 80 GTP1 Nick Randall GB Spice SE90 - DFR 2:04.388 2 75.90
 

  Race 1 - Saturday  
     
 
Pos No Class Entrant/Driver Nat. Car Time Laps MPH Best
1 21 GTP1 David Mercer GB Spice SE90C - DFR 30:22.630 22 114.00 1:20.927
2 8 GTP1 Justin Law GB Jaguar XJR12 30:25.459 22 113.83 1:21.538
3 2 GTP1 Richard Eyre GB Jaguar XJR16 31:20.556 22 110.49 1:23.514
4 53 GTP1 Mark Sumpter GB Porsche 962 - TS/03C 31:39.351 22 109.40 1:24.439
5 75 GTP3 Gary Pearson GB ADA Cosworth - DFZ 31:44.478 22 109.10 1:25.211
6 12 GTP1 Jim Mullen USA Spice GTP 31:14.009 21 105.84 1:27.374
7 70 GTP3 Ian Stinton GB Spice SE86 - DFZ 30:38.804 20 102.73 1:30.597
8 32 GTP1 Nick Rini USA Jaguar XJR12D 30:40.977 20 102.61 1:29.311
9 28 GTP1 Richard Oddie GB Argo Chevrolet JM20C 31:11.539 20 100.93 1:29.647
10 29 GTP1 Martyn Eyre GB Gebhardt Cosworth 31:39.153 20 99.47 1:31.192
11 33 GTP2 Henry Pearman GB Porsche 956B 31:08.110 19 96.06 1:28.858
12 103 GTP4 Duncan McKay GB Bardon Ford DB2 31:55.612 18 88.75 1:44.279
13 16 GTP2 Peter Schleifer D March Chevrolet 84G 25:14.996 15 93.53 1:31.742
Not Classified
  88 GTP1 Nick Randall GB Nissan NTP1 GTP 7:55.402 5 99.45 1:31.354
  37 GTP4 Richard Bateman GB Tiga Rover GC287 8:56.671 5 88.09 1:44.861
  26 GTP3 Alvin Powell GB Tiga 288 - DFZ 1:41.162 1 94.01 1:41.162
Fastest Lap in class
  21 GTP1 David Mercer GB Spice SE90C - DFR 1:20.927 18 116.67  
  75 GTP3 Gary Pearson GB ADA Cosworth - DFZ 1:25.211 9 110.80  
  33 GTP2 Henry Pearman GB Porsche 956B 1:28.858 11 106.26  
  103 GTP4 Duncan McKay GB Bardon Ford DB2 1:38.225 12 90.54  
 

  Race 2 - Sunday  
     
 
Pos No Class Entrant/Driver Nat. Car Time Laps MPH Best
1 21 GTP1 David Mercer GB Spice SE90C - DFR 30:11.058 22 114.73 1:20.691
2 8 GTP1 Justin Law GB Jaguar XJR12 30:12.494 22 114.64 1:21.195
3 53 GTP1 Mark Sumpter GB Porsche 962 - TS/03C 31:15.640 22 110.78 1:23.035
4 75 GTP3 Gary Pearson GB ADA Cosworth - DFZ 30:29.882 21 108.39 1:25.965
5 12 GTP1 Jim Mullen USA Spice GTP 30:32.515 21 108.24 1:25.569
6 32 GTP1 Nick Rini USA Jaguar XJR12D 30:15.103 20 104.07 1:28.570
7 28 GTP1 Richard Oddie GB Argo Chevrolet JM20C 30:20.200 20 103.78 1:29.164
8 29 GTP1 Martyn Eyre GB Gebhardt Cosworth 30:21.526 20 103.71 1:28.558
9 33 GTP2 Henry Pearman GB Porsche 956B 30:26.262 20 103.44 1:29.070
10 70 GTP3 Ian Stinton GB Spice SE86 - DFZ 30:40.612 20 102.63 1:29.694
11 103 GTP4 Duncan McKay GB Bardon Ford DB2 30:56.452 18 91.58 1:38.225
12 37 GTP4 Richard Bateman GB Tiga Rover GC287 30:59.250 18 91.44 1:39.964
13 16 GTP2 Peter Schleifer D March Chevrolet 84G 30:43.053 17 87.12 1:30.686
Not Classified
  2 GTP1 Richard Eyre GB Jaguar XJR16 11:13.287 8 112.29 1:22.386
  88 GTP1 Nick Randall GB Nissan NTP1 GTP 4:56.106 3 95.89 1:35.138
Fastest Lap in class
  21 GTP1 David Mercer GB Spice SE90C - DFR 1:20.691 16 117.01  
  75 GTP3 Gary Pearson GB ADA Cosworth - DFZ 1:25.965 4 109.83  
  33 GTP2 Henry Pearman GB Porsche 956B 1:29.070 15 106.00  
  103 GTP4 Duncan McKay GB Bardon Ford DB2 1:38.225 18 96.12  
 

  CLASSES  
     
  GTP1 Group C1, C1a & GTP cars 1988 - 1993  
  GTP2 Group C1 & GTP cars 1985 - 1987 + all earlier Porsche 956/962s  
  GTP3 Group C2 & Camel Lights cars 1988 - 1993  
  GTP4 Pre 1985 Group C, C1 & GTP cars, Pre 1988 Group C2, Camel Lights & C Junior cars  
  GTP5 Interesting sports cars from a similar period.  

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