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Scuderia Ecosse hit back to win from pitlane.

The race then settled down for the next few laps, with Kimber-Smith pulling away from Ian Flux by 1 second a lap. However Flux soon found the red Ferrari in his rear view mirrors after Niarchos had dispatched the GT3 pair.

The pitstop window opened and after all of the cars made their mandatory stops for drivers changes the order became clearer. It was Luke Hines now piloting the Team LNT Panoz, 1.8 seconds ahead of Tim Mullen, now at the wheel of the Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari. The Ferrari caught and passed the Panoz on lap 30 and then started to pull out a healthy lead.

Further down the field Phil Keen was recovering from his earlier off and coming back up through the field. By lap 40 was fourth behind the Damax Ascari of Rob Barff and two laps later he moved ahead of the GT3 race car to move into the final podium position as the Ascari went slowly over the start finish line. The second Ascari of Aaron Scott then took control of the GT3 class with a move on Leo Machitsky's Aston.

The class GTC battle was between the three Trackspeed Porsche's, with the teams guest driver Andrea Demetriou leading the way, followed by Matt Allison and Matt Harris. At the flag it was Demetriou who took the class win, giving his co-driver Ryan Hooker his first win of the season so far.

At the front it was Tim Mullen who took the chequered flag to the delight of the Scuderia Ecosse team and his co-driver Chris Niarchos. Luke Hine brought the Team LNT Panoz home 25 seconds later, with Phil Keen, the only other car on the lead lap, in third after a remarkable recovering solo effort.


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