|Rent Boys make it a triple!|
Rent Boys Racing have won the UK championship class of the 2012 Professional Motorsport World Expo 24 hour race, for the 3rd year running! Drivers Alec Graham, Meyrick Cox and Nick Paton completed 617 laps, and were placed 4th in the overall standings.
The overall winners of the race were the Euro class BNLL team of Phillipe/Vanerum/Mikulinski/Mikulinski, completing 636 laps of the Snetterton 200 circuit in 24 hours and 49 seconds.
Winning the Mini Grand class was 'The Last Ever Works Team', comprising of drivers Morgan/Kendall/Seyfried/Crewes, who completed 623 laps and placed second overall.
A full breakdown of the results can be downloaded (PDF format) by clicking this link.
The race featured nearly the full gamut of British weather, from bright warm sunshine to rain coming down so hard that the race had to be temporarily stopped due to flooding on the track!
All cars that started the event - a record 39 in total - finished the race, with Team Stinky, Team Fine Print and Rosie Racing just managing to get their cars over the line at the end after experiencing some problems with reliability.
Fastest lap for the UK championship class went to the TPS Tugzi team, who finished 2nd in class and 5th overall, with a 1:52.158. For the Euro class, the fastest lap went to the BNLL team with a 1:43.425 lap, and for the Mini Grand class, Team Ted took the fastest lap with a 1:48.533, before finishing second in class and 3rd overall.
The race was broadcast live over the Internet, and you can see some of the broadcast footage here: click this link. Over 2,000 unique visitors watched the race broadcast, from as far away as Namibia, Albania, and New Zealand, as well as the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Here is a link to the official entry list (PDF).
Here's the picture gallery from the event: >click here<
Here are some links to YouTube videos from the event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho6it8XsFTk - Malcolm Edeson's footage from Nelson corner.
Suzanne Peedell got some great pictures of the event, particularly the build-up. Click here to see her photos
More footage and some pictures from the event will be uploaded in due course.