Shock TCE lead change at COPPA FLORIO 12H Sicily at half distance

News | October 20, 2020

-       Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing moves into the lead in the closing moments as Red Camel-Jordans.nl picks up damage.

-       AC Motorsport on course for strong recovery in 3rd.

-       TCE polesitter JR Motorsport suffers mechanical woes on the main straight.

PERGUSA (10 October, 2020) – The Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR (#112, Miklas Born / Fabian Danz / Constantin Kletzer) is a surprise leader in the TCE division halfway through the inaugural COPPA FLORIO 12H Sicily after an off-track incident sidelined long-time leader Red Camel-Jordans.nl in the closing stages.

 

The Red Camel-Jordans.nl CUPRA TCR (#101, Ivo Breukers / Luc Breukers) led the TCE division comfortably from the second hour onwards, but lost time when the CUPRA TCR ran wide at turn 18, damaging the right rear corner. A few laps later, the CUPRA was off again at the same point of the track, the front left this time making heavy contact with the tyre barriers. Extensive repairs mean the team has yet to emerge from the garage.  

 

That means Autorama Motorsport, the current standings leader in the 24H SERIES Europe Overall TCE Teams championship, now leads the TCE division outright, despite dropping to the absolute tail of the field at the start of the race. The Volkswagen has completed 172 laps of the 4.983km Autodromo di Pergusa thus far, nine more than the 2nd-placed Red Camel-Jordans.nl.

Despite suffering suspension issues early on, the AC Motorsport AC Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS (#188, James Kaye / Ricky Coomber / Marcus Menden) currently holds the final podium spot ahead of the JR Motorsport BMW M3 E92 (#703, Ted van Vliet / Willem Meijer). The latter though, which started from TCE pole position, has yet to emerge from the garage after a mechanical failure caused the BMW’s rear axle to lock and spin on the front straight shortly after the first hour of racing had been completed.

 

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