Vimetco Extrusion backed #77 Lamborghini which scored as many points as possible in the first two races of the season. The Silverstone win became the fourth win in a row, which started after their triumphs in the 2018 Spa 24h.
The race weekend started off well, having qualified in Pole Position in the AM category earlier on Sunday. When the lights went out to signal the start of the 3-hour race, Adrian Amstutz was first behind the wheel. He showed clear intentions from the start and prepared to battle his way through the grid, however, early contact with another Pro-Am car forced him to lose four positions – a small set-back.
At the beginning of Machitski’s stint there was an incident on track which first drew a FCY and Race Control decided to then use the safety car to help Race Marshall’s clear the track. Leonid showed a great performance throughout, pulling off some strong and calculated overtaking including a Pro-Am car to get the team back up to P2. It was an exciting stint and following a race-long battle with the #23 Lexus, Machitski overtook him at turn 13 to move the team up into a podium finish. After the final driver swap, Miguel Ramos showed a great team performance and relentlessly drove the car back into the lead of the class during his stint.
Leonid Machitski: “It has been an amazing race and I am proud of the team this weekend. We managed to get a fantastic fourth win in a row since Spa 24h and it was our second Pole in this season. So now we are leading the championship and we scored all points possible so far. I started my racing career here in Silverstone in 2003 when I have got my racing licenses so this means a lot for me, consider the fact that I didn’t have a win at this track since 2006. I am proud of what we achieved and want to thank the whole team for their fantastic job. The team prepared a great car and reacted immediately to all the situations we faced during the race. Now I am looking forward to the next race in Paul Ricard.”
We proudly sustain Barwell Motorsport team and wish them great success in all future challenges!