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08.07.2016

Thruxton Up And Down For Mosler Crew

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NGMSport was back in action last weekend in the Dunlop Endurance Championship at Thruxton with a full weekend of highs and lows. With the Renault RS01 taking a break the spotlight fell on the Mosler of Manuel Cintrano and Javier Morcillo returning to the championship after driving duties elsewhere saw the Spaniards miss the previous round at Donington.

The extra break gave the team the opportunity to replace the engine in the Mosler and it was decided that the best test session for the new power unit would be the 50 minute Dunlop Production and GT race on Saturday.

The test proved successful with the Mosler driving a solid race romping home in first place ahead of the two FF Corse Ferraris. Riding on the back of this success the team went into Sunday's main race confidant of a good result.

Qualifying saw the Mosler starting from P8 after it was decided to have Cintrano start the race before handing over to Morcillo. The plan unfolded as expected with Cintrano keeping the position through his stint although losing several laps to the leading cars which were being piloted by the pro-driver in each pairing.

Following the pit stop the tables were turned and it was down to Morcillo to hunt down the gentlemen drivers ahead of him. Having fought his way to P3 the Mosler's race came to an abrupt end with 5 minutes remaining when a driveshaft failed at the final chicane. Morcillo was able to coast into the pit lane but a repair would have cost at least 20 minutes so the team could only watch as the car tumbled down the timing screen to finish where it had started in P8.

The next race will be at Croft on the 23rd July when hopefully the team will be back up to full strength with the Renault making a return.

Text and Photography: Jurek Biegus / V12M

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