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GVR Newsletter - Oulton Park - Thursday 05 August 2004
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5th August 2004

Oulton Park: 31st July

Club race start
Morris & Segrue lead Club race into the first corner

Michelin Porsche Club Championship:
Round 8

Peter Morris [968CS] dominated at Oulton Park when the Porsche Club Championship resumed after a seven week break. Tom Segrue [944 S2] had a storming qualifying session and started his Class 2 car in 2nd alongside Morris at the start.
A start line incident put Mark Rogers [911 SC Coupe] out of the race and dropped Adam Egar [911 SC] back to 14th, but a great recovery battle saw him finish 7th and 4th in Class.
In the Class 1 battle, Mike Clapham [968CS] had a difficult start and dropped back to 7th, but worked his way back up to take 3rd in Class; his first podium finish this season & 4th on the road, behind Class 2 winner Segrue in 3rd. Ian White had a good start from 3rd on the grid, moving up into 2nd which he held onto for the 15 lap race, but was unable to put any serious pressure on Morris who took the win.
David Botterill had a torrid race in his Class 2 925 Carrera GT. Having qualified 9th he dropped back to 17th at the start, worked his way up to 11th only to be spun out by Colin Ingram [911SC] who had been hit by a spinning Derek Gregory [944SC] on lap 9. Botterill managed to limp his car around for the final 6 laps to finish two laps down, but Ingram and Gregory were out of the race.
In Class 3 Fraser Robertson [944] only just got pole with Ian Oliver [911E] qualifying 0.01 seconds behind him; but he continued his winning form on the track. Championship new-comer James Clare [924s] enjoyed a good first Club race finishing 2nd in Class ahead of Oliver.

Read Club race reports submitted from Oulton
 your driver / team race report

Morris leads
Peter Morris leads the race, with Ian White and
Tom Segrue in 2nd & 3rd

Open race start
Rupert Lewin leads the pack into the first corner.

Michelin Porsche Open Series
Round 8:

Rupert Lewin [GT2R] returned to Porsche Open racing after missing four rounds due to engine problems and claimed his first win of the season.
Richard Chamberlain [935] was absent after a puncture in testing on Friday resulted in mechanical damage that couldn't be fixed in time for the race.
Carrera Cup racer Des Winks debuted in Class 2 of the Porsche Open with his GT3 and enjoyed an untroubled race to claim 1st in Class. Behind Winks in Class 2, Tony Brown [964 RSR] had a great start and got ahead of the GT3's of Rod Carman & Gerald Harrison.

Brown held onto 2nd in Class for 5 laps before going wide at Old Hall, giving Carman & Harrison the opportunity to pass. Carman now managed to pull ahead to finish 2nd in Class, with Brown managing to get back past Harrison a couple of laps from the end to pick up 3rd. David Botterill [944 Turbo] had problems in qualifying & started in 21st. He battled up the grid to 6th, only to have a return of the earlier Turbo pipe problem which put an end to his race with 5 laps to go.
Class 3 enjoyed a good entry with ten cars out at Oulton. The 944 Turbo's of Wayne Jackson & Gordon Matthew enjoyed a good race, with Matthew clinching the win. Jackson got 2nd in Class, with Anthony Oliver  [964 RS] taking 3rd.
The 944's of Tim Bevan and Alex Eacock in Class 4 enjoyed another one of the magnificent battles, with the Class lead swapping five times in the 25 minute race. Bevan proved to have the quicker car in qualifying and fastest lap in the race, but once again Eacock picked up the win when Bevan out-braked himself a couple of laps from the end.

Read Open race reports submitted from Snetterton
 your driver / team race report

Carman, Brown & Harrison
Tony Brown goes wide at Old Hall,
letting Rod Carman's GT3 through

Picture galleries
The on-track and paddock photographs have now been updated in the Club and Open galleries from Oulton Park.
We think you'll agree that Keith Neilson has submitted a great selection of images capturing the action from both events. Enjoy!

Club photo gallery  I     I  Open photo gallery  I

Photo CD offer:
If you would like a photo CD of the pictures taken by Keith Neilson of your car qualifying and racing at Oulton (there'll be loads more than make it on to the gallery pages), then you can request one
e-mailing Keith or Kate.

Bevan & Eacock battle
The 944's of Tim Bevan and Alex Eacock
battle at Oulton

Other news...


Race cars for sale:
The third Porsche 968 Club Sport, prepared by Team GVR to the same high standards as their two race winning cars, is now available for sale ready to race. This car is road registered so also suitable for track day use. Find out more about this car and others by looking at race cars for sale.

Well done Peter Morris for an outstanding weekend at Oulton Park; qualifying on pole by over a second, getting fastest lap in the race and leading from start to finish to pick up his third Porsche Club Championship win of the season.

Peter Morris

Porsche Festival '04

Porsche Festival '04:
With the Porsche Festival '04 fast approaching, you'll find updates on news released about the event and timetable information on Team GVR's Porsche Festival page.

And finally...

We hope you enjoy the reports, information and photographs on teamgvr.com. If you have any comments or suggestions we're always pleased to get your feedback, or if you're a competing driver or team why not submit your race report or press releases.

Submit a race report  /  Submit a press release for Porsche Racing.Info

The next two rounds of the Michelin Porsche Club and Open will be at Brands Hatch during the Porsche Festival '04 - we hope to see lots of Porsche competitors and enthusiasts there for what promises to be a fantastic event!

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