Our favourite team was six laps ahead of the nearest LMP1 car at the chequered flag, at which point jubilation ensued. And while we're not ones to brag, we can't help feeling the teensiest bit proud that PH's very own 'Smiley' now has an LMP1 win under his belt, too. (Woo-hoo, go Smiley!!!)
Silverstone on September 11/12th when Nigel will be back on the driving roster and the works LMP1 crowd will be back in action too.
"This is fantastic; to win in only our third race is an excellent achievement for such a young team at this level. Greg and Leo did a brilliant job in very difficult conditions and the car ran almost faultlessly for the entire six hour race, which is a testament to all the hard work put in by everyone in the team. Of course this puts us in a great position for our home race at Silverstone next month and we are going to enjoy ourselves," says Andrew Howard, Team Principal.
You can bet We'll be there to cheer them on!
The team actually started from 13th on the grid after a good qualifying run, but a spin in the opening laps saw them back in the pits for 20 minutes with a lot of catching up to do.
Drivers Barry Gates, Rob Garofall and Warren Hughes clawed back places to finish 8th in LMP2 - a perfect confidence booster for a team also looking forward to Silverstone in a few weeks. Well done chaps!