2017 GEARS Spa 120 Minutes

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Automobilista logo.png 2017 GEARS Spa 120 Minutes
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Event 5 of 6 in 2017 Grand Endurance Auto Racing Series
Sunday 6th August 2017
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Magny-Cours - Grand Prix Circuit
Duration 2 Hours 234.9 miles (54 laps)
Pole Position
Driver/Team United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Time 2:12.300
Podium
First United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Second Scotland Allie Ferrie Japan Kaibutsu Racing
Third Sweden April Carlsvard United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Fastest Lap
Driver/Team United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Time 2:13.932
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The 2017 GEARS Spa 120 Minutes is the fifth round of the 2017 Grand Endurance Auto Racing Series.

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Team Time Diff.
1 3 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 2:12.300
2 35 Scotland Allie Ferrie Japan Kaibutsu Racing 2:13.713 +1.413
3 64 Scotland Campbell Wallis Japan Kaibutsu Racing 2:13.731 +1.431
4 91 United Kingdom James Lambert Tropico Tropico Motorsports 2:14.524 +2.223
5 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA 2:14.567 +2.266
6 86 United Kingdom Craig Woollard France Eiffel Power Motorsports 2:14.757 +2.456
7 10 Germany Björn Golda Wales Chwaraeon Modur Iau 2:14.811 +2.510
8 43 Canada Rob Covey Canada Howler Racing 2:15.961 +3.660
9 314 Sweden April Carlsvard United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 2:16.167 +3.866
10 2 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 2:16.840 +4.539
11 31 Australia Matthew Wheeler United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 2:17.189 +4.888
12 166 United Kingdom Chris Williamson RlyR Realish Racing NDP 2:17.349 +5.048
13 85 Europe Matt Davies Canada Howler Racing 2:19.216 +6.915

Race

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Points
1 3 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 54 2:02:56.982 20
2 35 Scotland Allie Ferrie Japan Kaibutsu Racing 54 +57.054 15
3 314 Sweden April Carlsvard United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 54 +58.592 12
4 10 Germany Björn Golda Wales Chwaraeon Modur Iau 54 +1:54.265 10
5 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA 53 +1 Lap 8
6 64 Scotland Campbell Wallis Japan Kaibutsu Racing 53 +1 Lap 7
7 86 United Kingdom Craig Woollard France Eiffel Power Motorsports 53 +1 Lap 6
8 166 United Kingdom Chris Williamson RlyR Realish Racing NDP 53 +1 Lap 5
9 2 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 52 +2 Laps 4
10 31 Australia Matthew Wheeler United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 51 +3 Laps 3
11 85 Europe Matt Davies Canada Howler Racing 51 +3 Laps 2
12 43 Canada Rob Covey Canada Howler Racing 50 +4 Laps 1
13 91 United Kingdom James Lambert Tropico Tropico Motorsports 14 Injury

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It's Round 5 of GEARS 2017, here at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Everyone gets away cleanly and safely through T1.
Josh is a tad too ambitious on the brakes into Les Combes and gives Craig a steaming cup of tea.
Capitalizing on the mayhem, April decisively takes sixth from Bjorn.
Out front, Kyran and Allie have already pulled a decent gap. Allie's higher downforce package is making life difficult for the championship leader early on.
A massive wiggle through Eau Rouge puts an end to Allie's assault for the time being, doing well to avoid a potentially race-ending crash.
She's not the only one having issues, as Matthew drops it coming over Raidillon.
Alex storms past the Lambert Locomotive exiting La Source.
James fights back, sitting under Alex's rear wing and slipstreaming his way back up into fourth place.
This is short-lived however, as James has a slight loss of control and runs onto the grass.
Matthew's struggles are not over, he dives into the pit lane to get some repairs.
Last stop, everyone off! James' strong run comes to an early end, no longer able to continue driving due to injury.
Josh also elects to pit early, having destroyed his medium compound tyres.
The battle for second place has become a four way free for all with Campbell at the head.
Allie slips up the inside into the Bus Stop. Alex decides to take advantage of the situation, shuffling Campbell down to fourth.
Bjorn is now piling on the pressure, mere millimeters between the two!
Rob runs wide at Fagnes, plowing through the gravel and gently colliding with the barrier.
Bjorn and April continue to fight, swapping positions several times.
The lone Junior Motorsport driver is able to hold her off for now.
Since recovering from the lap one clash, Craig has endured a pretty lonesome race thus far.
The battle to decide which Matt is superior rages on, The Howler Racing driver defending well from the Aussie.
Disaster for Don Mateo, grabbing too much of the kerb and sending himself into a slide. Australia 1, Spain 0.
Pit stop time for the race leader, Kyran quietly getting on with the job. A full service allows teammate April to inherit the lead.
No tyres for the Swede though! Now third, Allie is really pushing in an effort to catch up. A huge moment at Eau Rouge pitches her into the wall!
Her car seems to have survived without major damage though. April seems to be struggling slightly, locking up several times into the Bus Stop.
It is well and truly on. Allie is hounding the Swede, almost pushing her out of the corners!
They're side by side, April runs out of road but makes good use of her low downforce setup to breeze back past.
Meanwhile, Alex and Bjorn continue their now near hour long battle for fourth.
It appears Alex has the upper hand, handily able to keep Bjorn at bay.
The race for second becomes increasingly intense, Allie able to forcefully take the position into Bruxelles.
Bjorn drives comfortably past Alex on the run down to Blanchimont, almost too comfortably...
...oh, that explains that! The Boss is in for a splash with one lap to go!
The hard tyres bolted to April's car scream enough on the final lap, she runs very wide at Pouhon. It'll be back to back third places for her.
Win number three. It's a strong return for Kyran after being sidelined at Magny-Cours. With that, UPA secure Teams' Championship glory.

Championship Positions after Round 5

Putting the 1 in RS01 - This driver won the GEARS 2017 drivers' championship.   Drivers' Championship

Change Pos Driver Pts.
- 1 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin 72
IconUP.png 2 Scotland Allie Ferrie 53
IconUP.png 3 Sweden April Carlsvard 53
- 4 United Kingdom Mike Bell 42
IconDOWN.png 5 United Kingdom Lee Harrison 41

Menage à deux - This driver drove for the GEARS 2017 teams' champion.   Teams' Championship

Change Pos Driver Pts.
- 1 United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 125
IconUP.png 2 Japan Kaibutsu Racing 80
IconDOWN.png 3 United Kingdom The Offenders 59
- 4 United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 52
- 5 United Kingdom The Defenders 39