We are indebted to member Paul Shrimpton who has supplied these photographs from the LMES race at Nurburgring showing the Racesport Peninsula and Team LNT's T400Rs. This was LNT's final LMES race with the T400R before they move across to running Panoz for 2006 and which is expected to make its debut in Istanbul. However, we understand that LNT may still enter the T400s in selected races in 2006 including Silverstone.
The Racesport Salisbury T400R, driven by Richard Stanton and Piers Johnson, chalked up another finish in LMES at Nurburgring this weekend finishing in 26th position overall and 6th in class, some six laps behind class winners Xavier Pompidou and Marc Lieb's Porsche 996 GT3R. But it was a day of disappointment in possibly LNT's last LMES race in a TVR when both cars, which had qualified well in 3rd and 4th in class just 2 seconds off pole, failed to finish. Team LNT, who are changing to Panoz for 2006, hve been reported elsewhere as saying that they may race the new cars at the next race in Istanbul on 13 November. Congratulations to Racesport Salisbury on once again dispelling the myth that TVRs are unreliable. The race was won by Hayanari Shimoda and Tom Chilton in their Zytek.
Okay, perhaps it's not the more prestigious Car or Evo magazine awards, but nonetheless the Sagaris did beat all opposition in a poll run by the Sky Digital and cable channel, UKTV People to win the title Sports Car of the Year 2005.
The TVR Car Club