Silverstone Britcar 24-Hour

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Britcar 24 Hour
Silverstone Circuit 2010 version.png
Britcar
Venue Silverstone Circuit
First race 2005
Duration 24 hours
Most wins (driver) Jamie Campbell-Walter, Dieter Quester, Dirk Werner (2)
Most wins (team) Duller Motorsport (2)
Most wins (manufacturer) BMW (3)

The Silverstone Britcar 24 Hour is a sports car race in endurance racing, organised by Britcar. It is held annually at Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom. The 2009 race was shortened to 500 miles due to the recession. In the 2010 race it was the first time they used the new Arena Circuit, previously they used the Bridge Grand Prix Circuit.

Winners[edit]

Year Drivers Team Car Laps / Distance
2005 United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom Shaun Balfe
United Kingdom Jamie Derbyshire
United Kingdom Nick Jacobs
United Kingdom Balfe Motorsport/Rollcentre Racing Mosler MT900R 603 / 3,100.023 km (1,926.265 mi)[1][2]
2006 Austria Dieter Quester
Germany Dirk Werner
United Kingdom Tim Mullen
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Austria Duller Motorsport BMW Z4 595 / 3,058.895 km (1,900.709 mi)[1][3]
2007 Austria Dieter Quester
Germany Dirk Werner
Germany Johannes Stuck
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Austria Duller Motorsport BMW Z4 596 / 3,064.036 km (1,903.904 mi)[1][4]
2008 United Kingdom Mark Sumpter
United Kingdom Adrian Slater
United Kingdom Andy Purdie
United Kingdom Paragon Porsche Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 603 / 3,100.023 km (1,926.265 mi)[1][5]
2009 United Kingdom Andrew Beaumont
United Kingdom Pat Gormley
United Kingdom Ben Clucas
United Kingdom Topcats Racing Mosler MT900R 156 / 801.996 km (498.337 mi)[A 1]
2010 Poland Witt Gamski
United Kingdom Keith Robinson
United Kingdom John Gaw
United Kingdom Phil Dryburgh
United Kingdom MJC Ltd Ferrari F430 GTC 565 / 3,334.065 km (2,071.692 mi)
2011 United Kingdom Michael McInerney
United Kingdom Sean McInerney
United Kingdom Phil Keen
United Kingdom Eclipse Motorsport Ferrari F430 GTC 573 / 3,375.543 km (2,097.465 mi)
2012 United Kingdom Michael Symons
United Kingdom Clint Bardwell
United Kingdom Richard Abra
United Kingdom Mark Poole
United Kingdom MP Motorsport/JCAM BMW M3 E46 GTR 564 / 3,322.524 km (2,064.521 mi)
2013 United Kingdom Richard Abra
United Kingdom Mark Poole
United Kingdom Barwell Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT2 158 / 930.778 km (578.359 mi)[6][A 2]
  1. ^ 500 mile distance
  2. ^ 1000 km distance

Participants[edit]

Many big name teams have taken part in the race such as Rollcentre Racing, Jet Alliance Motorsport and Duller Motorsport. As of the end of the 2013 race, Duller Motorsport are the only team to have won this event more than once.

Factory effort teams have also attempted it such as Ginetta, Mazda and Nissan.

In 2007 Top Gear took part in this race using a Diesel BMW 3 series for a Top Gear Challenge. They finished the race ahead of one of their rival teams who were also competing with a Diesel BMW 3 Series.

In 2012, a team of ex-servicemen took part under the Mission Motorsport banner in a Nissan 370Z. They finished in 17th overall, scoring a top ten class result.

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