VonRyan Racing has notched up its maiden Blancpain Endurance Series win in the new McLaren 650S at Silverstone with driver Shane Van Gisbergen hailing it a strong tactical battle.

Van Gisbergen was joined by fellow McLaren factory drivers Rob Bell and Kevin Estre at Silverstone where they took victory in the three-hour event by 23 seconds ahead of the Belgian Audi Club WRT squad driven by Jean-Karl Vernay, Robin Frijns and Laurens Vanthoor.

The New Zealand-born driver, who is making his Blancpain Endurance Series debut this year, claimed his first win in Europe after switching from racing in Australian V8s, where he finished runner-up last year.

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"The team made a great tactical choice. We knew we could do it, but it was still tough to save fuel and still keep a good lap time," Van Gisbergen said. "I had a good run through the traffic, and did as many laps as possible. It is pretty exciting to win my first win in Europe and I already received the congratulations of my dad in New Zealand, even though it is 4 am over there."

His team-mate Bell added: "We talked about it and we knew it was going to be tight, but it was the right strategy. It gained us about half a minute."

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT enjoyed a double podium result with its sister car claiming the final rostrum spot.