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31.03.2015

Against the odds, an impressive start at Silverstone.

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The NGMsport domestic season got off to a challenging start at Silverstone over the weekend with two cars entered into this year's MSA Dunlop British Endurance Championship. Working on behalf of Holden Autosport and Motionsport a successful weekend was had despite a variety of obstacles placed in their way.

In class 3 of the championship the team entered an Ariel Atom on behalf of Nick Holden however the car was only delivered to the team on Thursday evening allowing only one day to shakedown the car and prepare it for the following days racing.

Despite the limited testing Holden qualified 7th overall and was able to lap at a consistent pace with the Atom running faultlessly throughout. A late pit stop 20 minutes from the end of the race and problems for all of the class 1 runners saw Holden emerge in third place overall just 5 seconds behind the Rollcentre BMW. A problem for the BMW allowed Holden to get past in the final laps which secured second place overall and first in class.

Race 2 was a somewhat different affair with the class 1 cars getting their act together at the front of the field the Atom had to settle for 7th place overall but achieving a class podium with third place.

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In class 1 the team was also preparing the Motionsport Wolf GB08 driven by Pete Storey and Ollie Chadwick. A testing day shunt saw the Wolf having to sit out race 1 as it waited for replacement parts to be delivered from Italy.

Fully rebuilt in time for race 2 the Wolf took the start at the back of the field but it only took until lap 5 for Pete Storey to negotiate the traffic and take third place. With the 6pm curfew approaching the race would be shorted by 25 minutes yet a committed drive from Chadwick saw him take the fastest lap of the race, second place overall and the class 1 victory.

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