TMC's car 88 suffers electrical problems seconds before the six hour point of the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa Race and has subseqently retired. car 89 is running well in seventh position. After claiming pole position and second place in class on...
TMC's car 88 suffers electrical problems seconds before the six hour point of the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa Race and has subseqently retired. car 89 is running well in seventh position.
After claiming pole position and second place in class on the grid for the start of today's Proximus 24 Hours of Spa race, both of TMC's scarlet and 'Cambridge Blue' Ferraris raced steadily through the first six hours in persistent heavy rain. Championship leader Tim Mullen started the race in car number 88 and joint leader Jamie Davies in car 89. All three drivers in each car have now completed their initial stints.
Unfortunately, seconds before the six hour point of the race, car 88 stopped at turn eight on the circuit with suspected electrical problems. Running in third place before encountering difficulties, the team attempted to assist driver Kelvin Burt via radio communication in an attempt to return the car to the race, unfortunately, to no avail. The car was classified at the six hour point in sixth place with car 89 in seventh position.
As dictated by the Championship regulations, each car now earns 50% of the points normally awarded to drivers and teams after a typical three-hour GT Championship race. Therefore, car 88's drivers earn 1.5 points each and car 89's, 1 point. This means that Tim Mullen secures third place in the Drivers' Championship with 31.5 points and Jamie Davies fourth position with 31 points. A combination of the two cars' positions at the six hour point in the race results in TMC holding second place in the Team Championship with 39.5 points, 7.5 behind the leaders. The next marker for the teams and drivers to score is the half-way point of the race i.e. 12 hours.