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GVR Newsletter - Donington Park - Friday 29 October 2004
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29th October 2004

Donington Park, 23 / 24 October

Morris leads in the wet
Peter Morris pulls out a dominate lead ahead
of John Williams & Richard Lambert in the
wet race on Saturday

Peter Morris wins Class 1 Michelin
Porsche Club Championship title

Michelin Porsche Club Championship:
Rounds 16 & 17

Peter Morris came away from the last round of the Porsche Club season with pole, fastest lap and two race wins - as well as playing his points doubling joker.
This dominance at his home circuit clinched him the Class 1 Championship win in his debut season. Not only did he clean up, but achieved the results in true 'Mad Morris' style!
Race 1 on Saturday started in torrential rain, "The 911's have a reputation for being better off the line" explained Morris "but my sprinting experience paid off once again as I got a demon start - I don't think Ian White or John Williams were expecting it!"
Morris went on to lead from lights to flag, as Williams & White battled over 2nd place.
Race 2 on Sunday was a spectacular end to the season. Peter Morris, John Williams and Tony Brown were pushing hard and all three took the lead during the 25 minute race. On the final lap through Goddards Brown was leading when he braked late and went wide, he span across the track and he & John Williams spun onto the grass on the pit straight. In an attempt to avoid them Morris also ended up spinning. With the chequered raised it was a case of who could get off the rain sodden grass first!
"It was an amazing end to an adrenaline packed race" said an exuberant Morris afterwards "I managed to get my front wheels back onto the track but the car spun around, so I slammed it into reverse and floored it, just as Tony was heading towards me and the chequered flag; I beat him by just two tenths of a second!"

Read Club race reports submitted from Donington
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Lambert & Rapp
Richard Lambert and Craig Rapp.

Henry Firman leads race 1
Henry Firman took the lead in a very wet first race
to clinch his first race win.

Michelin Porsche Open Series
Rounds 16 & 17:

The weather was to affect both races in the final Porsche Open event of the 2004 season.
Race 1 took place in torrential conditions. Series dominator Richard Chamberlain was sidelined after a wheel came off in the early stages and Rupert Lewin's GT2R encountered difficulties in the conditions when he slithered off at the Old Hairpin, twice. Rod Carman [GT3] and Paul Livesey [GT2] both took a turn in the lead but couldn't hold out, both spinning off.

Henry Firman in his Class 2 GT3 stepped up to take the lead and managed to hold out in the deteriorating conditions to clinch his first race win. Livesey took 2nd, while Trakshare's Philip Taysom, who was competing in his first race to raise money for Cancer Research took a delighted 3rd.
Race 2 on Sunday started wet, but quickly dried leaving the field split depending on tyre choices. Richard Chamberlain came through from the back to win, a lap up on Rupert Lewin in 2nd and Paul Livesey 3rd.

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Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain dominated race 2,
to win a lap up after starting from the back

Picture galleries
Sadly our Team photographer Keith Neilson couldn't attend Donington Park; however Derek Binsted has taken some great photos and kindly submitted them to the web site - we're sure you'll enjoy looking through...

I  Club photo gallery  I  I  Open photo gallery  I

To order photos:
If you want photographs from the final round at Donington Park, Derek will be happy to send you prints or photos on CD. Please contact him direct.
Link to photo order information
Photo-CD's are still available from all the other rounds this season from Keith Neilson. To order a specific round, or an end of year compilation contact us via e-mail to Keith or Kate.

Photo: Derek Binsted
Check out the photo-galleries from Porsche Club
& Porsche Open at Donington Park

Other news...

Team GVR

Team GVR's amazing success...
In their debut season, Team GVR's Chris Egginton and Peter Morris have an impressive set of stats to look back on for 2004. Out of the nine events entered they've had:
9 out of 10 Pole Positions;
9 out of 10 Fastest Laps; and
11 out of 16 Race Wins...
& Class 1 Michelin Porsche Club Championship Title!
The results are testament of the hard work and commitment from the whole team - well done!
Well done Champs!
Congratulations to all the Michelin Porsche Club Champions for 2004:
Class 1: Peter Morris - 968 Club Sport
Class 2: Richard Lambert - Carrera 3
Class 3: Fraser Robertson - 944
Overall Championship: Richard Lambert

Morris & Lambert

Porsche 944 Turbo

Porsche race cars for sale
After the popularity of this service last season, Team GVR will once again be offering the facility for owners of Porsche race cars to put their vehicle's details on the web site.
The service is free & Team GVR wish to take no part in any transactions that may result.

Planning to sell your Porsche racer?
Submit your car details here

Looking to buy? View cars for sale

And finally...

We hope you find the reports, information and photographs on teamgvr.com interesting. 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.

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