Unfortunately as no. 29 was running in seventh place and about to score its first points in the championship, it stopped on the circuit out of fuel 90 minutes from the chequered flag!
Greaves Motorsport had three drivers making their race début in the LM P2 class in the 4 hours of Silverstone.
The team recovered from 28th position to finish 8th as Murphy Prototypes set the pace at Silverstone.
Pierre Thiriet, Ludovic Badey and Tristan Gommendy never relaxed the pressure and took the lead in the race less than six minutes from the chequered flag!
Simon Dolan uninjured after massive accident thanks to strong Zytek chassis.
Chandhok helped Murphy Prototypes get their 2014 European Le Mans Series season off to a solid start along with their other drivers Rodolfo Gonzalez and Alex Kapadia.
The first round of the ELMS season will take place at Silverstone this weekend, and it's sure to be riveting.
Alongside the No.24 ORECA 03 , the Audi R8 LMS ultra will also be on track.
Former F1 driver begins campaign at Silverstone in European Le Mans Series next weekend.
Matt McMurry has secured a ride with Dyson Racing and will be making his European Le Mans Series debut with the organization.
While the UK, Italy, Austria and France welcome back the series for a second successive year, a new country has been added: Portugal.
Heavy rain conditions initially brought out a safety car and then caused the race to be curtailed at 75 per cent distance.
Nelson Panciatici is torn between disappointment and satisfaction.
The Ram Racing squad actually finished second and third with the car of Johnny Mowlem and Matt Griffin taking second place.
Driving two identical Ferrari 458 Italias, Mowlem and his teammates started on pole in the GTE class and then took two of the three podium finishing positions in class.
The Ferrari F458 of JMW Motorsport with Joël Camathias and Andrea Bertolini took an excellent fourth place.
Oliver Turvey: “This has been a great first weekend in LMP2 and the European Le Mans Series with pole and the race win, which came in really tricky conditions."
Soheil Ayari and Anthony Pons, despite an rib injury, begin the season on a high note for Team Endurance Challenge.
The team encountered starter issues due to water in the junction box under the Oreca car.
Porsche and BMW take class honours at Silverstone in a race that ended after 75% distance was reached due to the rain storms
In LMGTE, the pole was taken by Ram Racing's Ferrari team while the GTC honors went to the MOMO Audi No. 65
Nissan has a busy weekend at Silverstone with the opening round of the WEC and ELMS plus the first race of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza.
UK squad Ram Racing launches at the Three Hours of Silverstone, the season opening race of the European Le Mans Series
Team Endurance Challenge will make its first appearance in competition at Silverstone
ORECA is celebrating its 40th anniversary at Silverstone.