The lead LNT car, 81, stopped on the circuit at Turn Five after just 52 minutes of the race. Although the car restarted the race some six minutes later, over the next hour it only completed a further eight laps and retired 2hr12min into the race. The #82 car, although it performed reasonably well in warm up this morning, did not, as far as I can determine from the results provided here even start the race. This is a great disappointment not only to Laurence and Team LNT who have supported the TVR Car Club so well this season, but to all TVR enthusiasts everywhere, especially after the promising start to the season that LNT showed at Spa in the opening round with their one-two.The race was won by Emmanuel Collard and Jean-Christophe Boullion's Pescarolo Sport C80. In third place was former Tuscan and Speed 12 pilot Jamie Campbell Walter in his Creation Motorsport DBA Judd whilst former Tuscan, Cerbera Speed Six and Tuscan R driver Martin Short's Rollcentre Racing Dallara Judd finished sixth. Last year's Le Mans TVR driver, Gareth Evans, narrowly missed a class win in LMP2 in the Synergy Chamberlain Lola, just 1/3 of a lap down (after 164 laps) on class winners Mike Newton/Tommy Erdos' RML MG Lola.
These results mean that Emmanuel Collard and Jean-Christophe Boullion take the overall crown while Gareth Evans lists silver in LMP2, just one point ahead of Mike Newton/Tommy Erdos. In GT1, honours are shared between Bartyan, Pescatori and Cressoni whilst in GT2, the tile goes to the French.German pairing of Pompidou and Lieb.
The LMES programme for 2006 has also been announced with the UK round moving from Silverstone to Donington. The Istanbul round is retained although the date for that has yet to be announced.
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