Race of Remembrance delivers memorable weekend at Anglesey

13 Nov 17

Team SKF was triumphant in the inaugural 12-hour Race of Remembrance endurance race at Anglesey Circuit as Mission Motorsport produced another blockbuster weekend marking Remembrance Sunday.

Caroline Everett, Jay McCormack and James Beardwell took the chequered flag first to win the event by over two minutes, with CTS Motorsport 1 and CTS Motorsport 2 rounding off the podium.

Despite only qualifying in seventh, more than five seconds off the pace of the British Sports Car Services squad, the winning quartet showed strong pace to take the lead by the second hour – keeping it until the first break on track came at 21:00 on Saturday evening.

When racing resumed at 09:00 on Sunday morning the Catetrham 310R team led the way before the second stoppage for a special Remembrance Service in the pit lane.

Taking place in the pit lane; spectators, officials, drivers and teams came together, as did many around the country, to pay their respects.

Building a name for itself in recent years, Mission Motorsport has provided ex-military personnel the opportunity to put their engineering and driving skills to the test in a competitive environment, supplying them with rehabilitation, support and training.

Following the poignant 30-minute service, racing resumed at the picturesque Welsh venue, providing the perfect backdrop for the fourth successive year as 47 teams and more than 150 drivers battled for supremacy.

As the clock ticked down, the Caterham 310R continued to lead the way, until the penultimate hour. Trailing CTS Motorsport 2 by a single lap, Race of Remembrance witnessed an exciting battle in the final hour

Coming from a lap down McCormack, Beardwell and Everett managed to overhaul the deficit to take the chequered flag and emerge victorious.

CTS Motorsport left the event having shined with both their teams rounding off the podium. Alex Jordan, Russ Olivant and Rob Watts took the second step on the podium whilst Peter Reynolds, Peter Walters and Geoff Price rounded out the rostrum.

Despite dominating qualifying and leading the early stages, British Sports Car Services slumped to 16th at the flag, 27 laps down on the leaders; however the Lotus Exige did take the fastest lap of the event with a 1:38.293.

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