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Sports Car Open: Round 1 – Round up

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Round one of the Sports Car Open series saw Torrent Motorsports field a Ferrari 458 in the GT class. After a strong qualifying lap from Marius Golembeck saw the #98 car line up on the 2nd row of the grid in P3, it put the team in a good place to fight up front for the four hour race. Stint one saw a confusing lack of pace from the team, losing almost a second a lap in the first 10laps, but the lap times soon started to even out as the race progressed. Sadly at this point the chances of victory were already gone as Vendeval had opened up a 15 second lead extremely quickly.

Marius ended his first two stints just ahead of the Core GT Ferrari, leaving the final two hours to be contested between the two teams for 2nd place in class. Ross Balfour took over the car for his first outing in Torrent colours, and had a two-hour long battle with the Core car, with the gap between the two cars never going beyond 5 seconds. Despite some technical gremlins, the #98 car crossed the line in second place, leaving the team in a good place to compete for the title for the rest of the season.

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