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Sixth at Silverstone for Hennerici and Leinders

The Marc VDS Racing Team's Bas Leinders and Marc Hennerici fought their way through the field in the #40 Ford GT, to take a hard fought sixth place in today's GT1 championship race at Silverstone.


A good start from 11th and 12th position on the grid saw Leinders and Makowiecki in the Sister-Car embroiled in a five-way battle for eighth place throughout their stint, before a crash involving the Nissans of Richard Westbrook and Warren Hughes brought the safety car out shortly before the halfway point.

Makowiecki and Leinders pitted together as soon as the pit window opened, handing over to Martin and Hennerici, who rejoined the race behind the safety car. As the pit window closed the safety car returned to pit lane and racing resumed, but it was to be a short stint for Martin, who was unable to avoid a collision on the first green light lap when two cars collided and span in front of him. The #41 Ford GT was too damaged to continue and the Marc VDS driver was left with no option but to retire from the race.

Hennerici was fortunate to avoid the same incident and emerged from the chaos in sixth place. Unable to catch the car in front, but with a safe margin to the car behind, the Marc VDS driver drove a safe race to eventually finish sixth, securing the best result of the season so far for the #40 Ford GT.

The next round of the 2011 GT1 World Championship takes place on 1-3 July at Navarra, where the Marc VDS Racing Team will be hoping for a more successful weekend.

Marc Hennerici: Ford GT #40 - 6th Position

"We did a good pit stop, but I couldn't start because there was a car in front of me and cars being released into my line, so we didn't really benefit quite as much from the safety car as other teams may have. Once the safety car pulled in I had a little bit of luck and managed to avoid all the accidents on track, which put me into sixth position. The Lamborghini without the weight in front of me was pulling away, while the Lamborghini with the weight behind me was dropping back, so it was a case of racing myself, maintaining my pace, and bringing the car home for our best result of the season so far. I'm 75 percent happy with today, but there's still room for improvement."

26.06.2014 +++ 24-Stunden-Rennen am Nürburgring 2014 +++ Top-Ergebnis für Marc Hennerici