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Dunlop 24 Hours: Silverstone, Final Hours

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As the afternoon began and the 2015 Dunlop Silverstone 24 Hours entered its final hours, the order had settled down considerably, with multiple-lap gaps separating the remaining runners.

With two-and-a-half hours still run, the order at the front continued to be Beechdean Aston Martin (C3), Bas Koeten SEAT (C4), Cor Euser Lotus (C3), Speedworks Aston Martin (C4), Saxon BMW (C4), works Aston Martin (C3), Radical RXC (C1), Red Camel SEAT (C5), WEC BMW (C4) and the MARC Cars V8 (C2). Also running at this point, from 11th position down, were the #17 Topcats Marcos (C2), the CHF500 Porsche 968 (C4), the Team LNT Ginetta (C1) and the Mensley Fiesta (C5). The JR Motorsport BMW and Team Russia By Barwell MARC had both suffered front-end impacts – the latter a particularly nasty race-ending shunt for Mark Lemmer following suspension component failure through Becketts.

There was late drama for the troubled Radical RXC with just over an hour to go as it rolled to a halt on the outside of Village and was recovered on a flatbed to the pits. More final-hour trouble came the way of the #38 Chevron (classified 19th), which lost a wheel and spun, also at Village.

With just over 30 minutes to go, Chris Hoy parked the Ginetta LMP3 on the approach to Abbey, which prompted a safety car, while the Carvell Jaguar made a return to the track for the final stages, as had been planned for some time. The Ginetta was recovered and managed to rejoin the track in time for the final lap.

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OVERALL TOP THREE
1 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4
2 Bas Koeten Racing SEAT Leon Supercup
3 Cor Euser Racing Lotus Evora GT4

CLASS 1 PODIUM
1 Radical Sportscars Radical RXC
2 Team LNT Ginetta-Nissan LMP3
3 Simpson Motorsport Audi R8 GT3

CLASS 2 PODIUM
1 MARC Cars Australia
2 Topcats Racing Marcos
3 Topcats Racing Marcos

CLASS 3 PODIUM
1 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4
2 Cor Euser RacIng Lotus Evora GT4
3 Speedworks Aston Martin Vantage GT4

CLASS 4 PODIUM
1 Bas Koeten Racing SEAT Leon Supercup
2 Saxon Motorsport BMW 135
3 WEC Motorsport BMW M3

CLASS 5 PODIUM
1 Red Camel – Jordans.nl SEAT Leon TDI
2 Mensley Motorsport Ford Fiesta
3 WEC Motorsport SEAT Leon Supercup

Race Result >>

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