Anstey logs time at head of pack in Circuit of the Americas Multiclass

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Circuit of the Americas Multiclass
31 Dec 2016

31 Dec 2016 — Paul Anstey led the ES_GT1 field for six laps in a run to third place in the Circuit of the Americas Multiclass in the eighth and final round of the Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro].

After starting first, Anstey dropped to ninth early in the running. Driving the Maserati MC12, Anstey drove the majority of 15 laps total pursuing Jorge Herrera after engaging him on lap 28, coming from as many as five spots back. Anstey launched an extended challenge at Herrera in the middle stages, staying within a lap behind him and gaining ground over a solid run of 10 laps. Anstey got around Herrera and into third place on lap 38, and defended it against pressure by Herrera the remaining five laps to the conclusion.

Anstey finished the series second in the ES_GT1 class standings. Anstey made four starts and led 88 of his 160 laps while taking the victory twice.

Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro] finished its season after eight rounds spanning two months. A total of 52 drivers competed for points in the multiclass championships.

Fahn Thomas captured the ES_GT2 class championship, leading 248 laps and taking six wins in seven races. Barrett Erickson, Gilles Lalonde, Tobias Mueller, and Bolas Plata finished out the Top 5.

Alex Freitas won the ES_GT1 class championship, leading 77 laps and taking four wins in seven races. Paul Anstey, Ramon Llupart, Jorge Herrera, and Jason Whited rounded out the Top 5.

John Van Der Geest took the ES_P2 class championship in a tight campaign over Marcos Junior, separated by just a single finishing position in the end. Van Der Geest led 218 laps and took three victories in seven races. Ken Jagger, Mike Erickson, and Andrie Ambadar finished out the Top 5.

ES_P2 1 John van der Geest G.E.A.R. 46 1:31:24.976
ES_P2 2 Mike Erickson Bad Voices Racing 46 1:31:29.797
ES_P2 3 Marcos Junior Ace motorsport 46 1:31:47.040
ES_P2 4 Matteo Tolari 46 1:32:52.946
ES_P2 5 Ken Jagger Bad Voices Racing 46 1:33:08.430
ES_GT1 1 Alex Freitas Oceanika Motorsport 43 1:32:26.223
ES_GT2 1 Alaoui Nassim Atlantic Motorsport Academy 42 1:32:05.817
ES_GT1 2 Matt Geddes 42 1:32:07.275
ES_GT2 2 Barrett Erickson 42 1:32:14.068
ES_GT2 3 Tobias Mueller ACD-Racing 42 1:32:21.562
ES_GT1 3 Paul Anstey SimMadRacers 42 1:32:51.367
ES_GT1 4 Jorge Herrera 42 1:32:56.839
ES_P2 6 Mario Rocha Atlantic Motorsport Oldtimers 42 1:33:21.069
ES_GT2 4 Lukáš Horák 41 1:31:26.835
ES_GT1 5 Matthew Overton 41 1:31:29.449
ES_GT1 6 John Smith 41 1:32:10.591
ES_GT2 5 Gilles Lalonde 40 1:32:58.551
ES_GT1 7 Ramon Llupart 40 1:31:29.692
ES_GT2 6 Mateusz Stasiak 25 DNF
ES_GT1 8 Steve Brown 25 Accident
ES_P2 7 Toni Talvitie Pinnacle Motorsports 23 DNF
ES_P2 8 Benedict Burlington 23 Suspension
ES_P2 9 Ville Hartikainen 17 DNF
ES_GT1 9 Jason Whited Riders on the Storm Racing 17 DNF
ES_GT1 10 Fabrizio Telasio Scuderia Italia Racing 2 DNF
–1 L
Maserati MC12
Posted by Paul Anstey at 01:02 PM on Sun Jan 01 UTC

My last ever post race posting.

The race went south on me on lap 4 or 5 when a lapse of concentration as a recovering P2 car passed me. I lost the back end and slammed straight into a wall loosing my left front wheel. I was in the lead and pulling away at the time so I was gutted and pretty pissed off with myself. I was determined that my last race at R2P wasn't going to be a DNF so I limped back to the pits. 170 seconds later I was back on track. Managed to fight back to 3rd place in class so at least a podium.

Thanks to everyone I've ever raced here at R2P. It's been a blast. Thanks to R2P themselves for setting this site up and making it the best racing site on the interweb. Why oh why have you forsaken us. Hold on it's Jan 1st and the site is still up. Maybe just maybe they've decided to keep on going! NO. Oh well.


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