FIA GT1: Sumo Power GT Inherit Win at Silverstone

May 2nd, 2010

The #22 Sumo Power GT GT-R of Hughes/Walter-Campbell didn’t cross the line first but has still inherited victory in what was the GT-R’s best performance so far in FIA GT1 racing. Their original finishing place was 3rd, good enough for the podium but when the first and second place getters received post race penalties they were bumped up to the winning spot.

Crossing the line first was ex-GT-R pilot Darren Turner and Tomas Enge in their #7 Aston Martin, but in post race scrutineering, it was found that the FIA legality plank under the car had worn too thin. It was just 0.8mm thinner than the rules stipulate but rules are rules and they had to be excluded.

Second place across the line was the #9 Aston Martin but it was also dealt a penalty and given +15 seconds after they failed to serve a drive through penalty within 3 laps of receiving it.

“We were happy with third and then we were told it might be second so to get the call to say we won is incredible.” … “I was actually giving the trophy envious glances during the press conference, thinking it would be nice to have my name on there, so this is a great result for us. I’m genuinely delighted to have the win as this is a great result for the championship.”

– Warren Hughes, Sumo Power GT Driver

Thus the GT-R inherits it’s first FIA GT1 victory for team Sumo Power GT. Congratulations to the team and drivers!

Unfortunately though the #23 team Sumo Power GT car of Krumm/Dumbreck, had an off into the gravel on lap 11 so could not really stretch their legs into a great round two finish.

Swiss Racing Team’s day was mixed as well with the #4 GT-R of Ara/Nilsson improving from their grid start position of 14th into a 9th place finish. The #3 GT-R of Wendlinger/Moser however didn’t see any silver lining to the day when they had an off into the barrier on lap 17.

Full race report coming soon!

Championship Race
Pos Car Drivers Car Time Laps Gap
1 22 Hughes / Campbell-Walter Nissan GT – R 1:01:46.717 28 25.156
2 9 Makowiecki / Accary Aston Martin DB9 1:01:48.602 28 27.041
3 25 Menten / Kechele Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 1:01:57.001 28 35.440
4 34 Bobbi / Longin Maserati MC12 1:01:57.592 28 36.031
5 8 Mücke / Nygaard Aston Martin DB9 1:01:57.768 28 36.207
6 33 Margaritis / Heger Maserati MC12 1:01:58.504 28 36.943
7 1 Bertolini / Bartels Maserati MC12 1:02:06.027 28 44.466
8 40 Leinders / Martin Ford GT Matech 1:02:09.130 28 47.569
9 4 Ara / Nilsson Nissan GT – R 1:02:14.425 28 52.864
10 41 Palttala / Kuppens Ford GT Matech 1:02:15.507 28 53.946
11 11 Maassen / Armindo Corvette Z06 1:02:22.224 28 1:00.663
12 38 Schwager / Pastorelli Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 1:02:45.441 28 1:23.880
13 10 Hirschi / Piccione Aston Martin DB9 1:03:12.516 28 1:50.955
14 12 Gavin / Kuismanen Corvette Z06 1:01:27.667 25 6.106
15 2 Bernoldi / Ramos Maserati MC12 54:02.931 24 7:18.630
16 24 Kox / Haase Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 37:22.884 16 23:58.677
17 3 Wendlinger / Moser Nissan GT – R 37:23.209 16 23:58.352
18 13 Zuber / Hennerici Corvette Z06 40:52.857 15 20:28.704
19 23 Krumm / Dumbreck Nissan GT – R 23:42.269 10 37:39.292
20 14 Hezemans / Kumpen Corvette Z06 4:18.465 2 57:03.096
21 37 Bouchut / Basseng Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 2:38.419 1 58:43.142

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  1. Mitul Patel
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    Amazing, though, it’s not exactly a win win but a win none the less. The fact that Sumo Power and Nissan Nismo are able to dominate with only two races into the season is amazing, here’s to a INCREDIBLE season for Sumo Power and their GT-R! ^_^

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    wow super amazing. i love racing.. i am a fan of nissan racing cars since those cars has a good parts like Shocks, brakes, and body! i adore nissan so much.

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