hree cars entered again in the Britcar Championship means another big schedule for the Topcats Racing team for 2009.
In the Mosler, the driver pairing composed of Rachel Green and Henry Fletcher and in the Marcos Mantis GT2 and GT3 respectively, Mick Mercer / Rupert Bullock and Jon Harrison / Neil Huggins, all with past and successful experience with the team.
An atypical qualifying position following a tyre choice dilemma in the rain meant that Green/ Fletcher in the Mosler would start in 14th place with the Marcos Mantis’s fairing better in the conditions, Harrison/Huggins in 12th and Mercer/Bullock in 9th on the starting grid of a healthy 29 cars.
Henry Fletcher would start the race, as would Neil Huggins and Mick Mercer with changeovers scheduled at around the halfway point of the 2 hour race. Fletcher proved that he is far more than consistent by clocking up 6 positions on the first lap and by lap 29 had stealthily established himself in 2nd place.
The sister Marcos’s driven by Mercer and Huggins had made up 2 places apiece by the end of the first lap and were holding position from each other as they both lapped with similar times, levelled by the damp track conditions.