Nissan GTR wins Silverstone GT1

by Fuggles
11 years ago

In an incredible turn of events, driving the Sumo Power GT Nissan GT-R Warren Hughes and Jamie Campbell-Walter emerged winners of this weekend’s round two of the FIA GT1 World Championship at Silverstone, securing the ever first win for the team in only its second event.

Although finishing third on the track, the two Aston Martins ahead of the Nissan were subject to penalties following the race and therefore Hughes and Campbell-Walter were declared the winners. The victory was made even more gratifying, as drivers were competing for the coveted Tourist Trophy, which was first presented in 1905 and therefore is reputed to be the longest standing award in the history of motorsportMichael Krumm and Peter Dumbreck in the team’s other Nissan GT-R was not so fortunate, when suspension damage was sustained after being hit during an overtaking manoeuvre, forcing Michael out of the race on lap 11. This meant that team-mate Peter Dumbreck did not get an opportunity to drive the second stint in the race.