Proc­tors swap chas­sis af­ter Mclaren fire

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

GT Cup rac­ers Stu­art and Lewis Proc­tor were forced to switch cars at late no­tice at Sil­ver­stone last week­end when their Mclaren 650S GT Sprint caught fire dur­ing the first GT Cup race.

Stu­art Proc­tor was at the wheel when he lost power and pulled over on the exit of Copse cor­ner, be­fore the rear of the car ig­nited.

Mclaren GT’S An­drew Kirkaldy said: “We think the car cracked an ex­haust and that started to melt one of the body­work sur­rounds. Stu­art pulled over but the mar­shals took a long time get­ting there and it went from smoul­der­ing to full-on fire. It’s a fail­ure we’ve not seen de­spite thou­sands of miles of test­ing.”

The Proc­tors raced a sec­ond chas­sis, brought as a spare by the fac­tory Garage 59 team, to sec­ond in the GTC class on Sun­day.

Stu­art Proc­tor pulled over as mar­shals scram­bled to douse fire

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