Ligier lucks in as 908 fuel runs out
CER | Silverstone | Aug14-15
The success of the early rounds of the Classic Endurance Racing series was not repeated at Silverstone when just seven finished the hour-long race for 1960s and 70s Le Mans cars.
While 20-30 car grids featured at Monza and the Nürburgring. Silverstone drew only 12. From those, Phillip Brunn romped away in his Porsche 908 to establish a big lead. However, in the closing minutes he ran out of fuel. gifting the win to Bobby Verdon-Roe in the Ligier JS3 of Michael Jankowski.
Juan Barazi (Porsche 917) finished second, a minute and a half behind Verdon-Roe, while Brunn completed enough laps to be classified third.
Veteran David Piper took his Ford F3L to fifth, after recovering from a stop-go penalty following a mix-up during his compulsory pitstop.