A sun-blessed Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was the perfect place to start the European season, in contrast to most of the early season testing at damp and cold UK circuits. An excellent days racing was had and great team effort was made from all at Revolution Race Cars.
A stunning start from Chris Hoy in the supercharged Revolution 500SC saw him jump the invitation class LMP3 cars to lead lap one. Revolution Trophy pole-sitter Richard Morris lost some ground on lap one in his 500SC, but looked well-placed to stage one of his trademark comeback drives whilst Nino La Rosa (500SC) ran solidly in the top ten overall.
When the pit window opened after 15 minutes of the 40 min race, it was Morris who stopped first, intending to hand over to rapid youngster, Milan de Laet, however, the team spotted a fluid leak from a holed radiator at the stop, meaning the Belgian would have to wait until race two to make his Sports Prototype Cup racing debut.
Once the stops were over, Roger Green, sharing with Hoy, took Revolution Trophy victory.
After a closely fought race one, the two-driver entries swapped starting duties, meaning that De Laet should have taken pole, from Stone, Zielonka and Green. Despite a tremendous team effort from the Revolution crew to repair the fluid leak, De Laet missed the start countdown by a few seconds, meaning he had to start from the pitlane. By lap three, De Laet was already up to 10th overall, matching the leader’s pace. By lap five, De Laet passed Green’s sister Revolution 500SC, bringing him to within 20 seconds of the lead. After the stops, Morris secured the Revolution Trophy win finishing off a great come back drive for the De Laet and Morris pairing.
Class honours in race one
1st Sir Chris Hoy & Roger Green
2nd Joaquim Penteado
3rd Nino La Rosa
Class honours in race two
1st Milan De Laet & Richard Morris
2nd Sir Chris Hoy & Roger Green
3rd Joaquim Penteado
Overal, it was a note worthy drive from De Laet & Morris, who following a holed radiator forcing retirement in race one, started from the pit lane in race 2 to battle back to P1 in class and 4th overall!
A 1st and second in class for Sir Chris Hoy & Roger Green was an excellent performance, so to the double class podium for Joaquim Penteado.
Full race results can be found here.
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