Proctors swap chassis after Mclaren fire
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.