GT Cup race to be resched­uled

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The GT Cup sprint race at Oul­ton Park was aban­doned last week­end after a first cor­ner in­ci­dent re­sulted in sig­nif­i­cant de­lays to the timetable.

Darren Nel­son’s Lamborghini Hu­ra­can crashed heav­ily into the bar­ri­ers on the exit of Old Hall cor­ner at the start of the race after con­tact with John Dhillon’s Fer­rari 458 Chal­lenge, with the Lotus Evora GTE of Gareth Down­ing and Tom Webb’s BMW M3 E46 GTR also be­ing caught up in the af­ter­math.

With all three cars suf­fer­ing heavy dam­age, there were in­suf­fi­cient re­cov­ery vehicles to col­lect all of the stricken cars in one at­tempt, lead­ing to a de­lay of more than 30 min­utes in the timetable.

“Due to un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances, race three for the GT Cup Cham­pi­onship will be resched­uled at a later date,” said a state­ment from or­gan­iser MSVR.

There are op­tions to run the race at Don­ing­ton Park in Au­gust, Sil­ver­stone in Septem­ber or Snet­ter­ton in Oc­to­ber.

Nel­son’s stricken Lambo col­lects Down­ing’s Lotus

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