June 16th - June 17th 2007
A typically summer day at the Nurburgring with temperatures in the low 60s and on-an-off rain was the setting for the second event of the year for Group C /GTP Racing.
A good turnout saw the Silk Cut JaguarXJR12 of Justin Law stepping out with the very smart Nissan R90CK of Henry Pearman and the immaculately prepared Porsche 962 of Mark Sumpter.The race went wet minutes before the start and the resulting tyre changing excitement left pole man Sumpter with an unhelpful setup which cost him 3 places in 5 laps “It was driving like a rally car with 100 metres of wheel spin on the straight” .
David Mercer conquered the elements in his Spice with a smooth move from third to take the line honours, but not without a tussle with a welcome newcomer in Freddie Kumschick from Switzerland in his Spice Chevrolet.Sunday dawned bright and the second race times tumbled as Sumpter hit his stride pulling out a comfortable lead that he never lost. The chase by the Mercer Spice didn’t materialise due to a faulty battery and there was an early threat from Justin Laws Jaguar.
The normally aspirated Kumschick Chevrolet despite a faulty fuel system still managed to retain third place.Australian Rob Sherrard rounded of a mixed weekend to scoop GTP2 and Jim Loftis having wound the Mazda 757 to 9500 rpm left a number of German spectators suitably deafened before winning the GTP 4 class.
|Race 1 Results|
|1st Place||David Mercer||Spice SE 90|
|2nd Place||Freddie Kumchick||Spice Chevrolet|
|3rd Place||Justin Law||Jaguar XJR 12|
|4th Place||Mark Sumpter||Porsche 962|
|5th Place||Henry Pearman||Nissan R90|
|6th Place||Nick Rini||Jaguar XJR 12|
|Race 2 Results|
|1st Place||Mark Sumpter||Porsche 962|
|2nd Place||David Mercer||Spice SE 90|
|3rd Place||Freddie Kumchick||Spice Chevrolet|
|4th Place||Henry Pearman||Nissan R90|
|5th Place||Neil Clarke||Spice SE 90|
|6th Place||Richard Oddie||Argo Chevrolet|