With the Mosler out of the way, second place went to the Nissan of Bentwood who was charging and closing in rapidly on the Ferrari as the watching crowd wondered whether the former BTCC racer had enough time to catch the Ferrari and challenge for victory. However, behind Bentwood, a charging Cunningham was lapping even quicker and as the clock ticked down had moved into second.
Despite being almost seven seconds behind entering the final lap, the decision to send Cunningham back out on his slicks was proving to be inspired as he rapidly caught Kinch and swept into the lead with just four corners remaining to the delight of the Embassy squad.
It left Kinch to settle for second – although with team-mate and closest title challenger Tim Mullen only able to fight back up to tenth despite a stunning performance behind the wheel of the sister Ferrari which saw him claw back a lap, Kinch and Kirkaldy took another step towards the British GT title.
Bentwood and Reid took third in their first race together, the two former BTCC stars helping RJN to its best finish of the year, while Barrie Whight and Gavan Kershaw fought up to fourth in the Cadena GTC Mosler. The Eurotech Porsche of Michael Caine and Mike Jordan finished fifth, with the Eclipse Mosler having to settle for sixth after a performance good enough to seen Keen win the driver of the day award.
Steve Warburton and Sean Edwards took the Invitational class in seventh place while GT3 honours went the way of Andy Britnell and Chris Stockton in the Motorbas Quaife Porsche. Allan Simonsen stole second in class by just a thousandth of a second from the Tech 9 Porsche of Piers Masarati on the line - despite the United Christian Broadcasters Ferrari having lost a lap right at the start of the race after an off for Hector Lester.