Turner/Enge win Tourist Trophy

Darren Turner and Tomas Enge claimed the historic Tourist Trophy for the Young Driver AMR Aston Martin team at Silverstone

Turner/Enge win Tourist Trophy

Enge took over the lead of the second round of the FIA GT1 World Championship with five laps to go when the Hexis Aston Martin driven by Thomas Accary took a drive-through penalty for a pitstop infringement.

Enge had looked odds on to take the lead straight after the pitstops and was shaping up to make a pass for the lead when he received news of the leader's penalty.

Turner, who had to give up victory in the 2005 Tourist Trophy courtesy of Aston Martin team orders, said: "I was close to winning this in 2005, so it is great to come back and do it. Tomas and I made mistakes yesterday [in the qualifying race], so it is great to turn it around and claim the victory."

Such was the advantage of the Aston Martin DBR9 around the new Silverstone 'Arena' circuit that Accary and team mate Frederic Makowiecki were able to hang on to second place.

Best of the rest, the Sumo Power GT Nissan driven by Warren Hughes and Jamie Campbell Walter, finished 13 seconds behind in third place.

Fifth place went to the to the Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Murcielago driven by Jos Menten and Frank Kechle. GT1 newcomer Kechle held off the advances of Bert Longin in the best of the Hegersport Maseratis driven by Bert Longin in the closing stages.

 Pos Drivers Team/Car Result/Gap 1. Turner/Enge Young Driver Aston 1m01.21.582s 2. Makowiecki/Accary Hexis Aston Martin + 12.020s 3. Hughes/Campbell-Walter SumoPower Nissan + 25.135s 4. Menten/Kechele All-Inkl Lamborghini + 35.419s 5. Bobbi/Longin Triple H Maserati + 36.010s 6. Nygaard/Mucke Young Driver Aston + 36.186s 7. Margaritis/Heger Triple H Maserati + 36.922s 8. Bertolini/Bartels Vitaphone Maserati + 44.445s 9. Leinders/Martin Marc VDS Ford + 47.548s 10. Ara/Nilsson SRT Nissan + 52.843s 11. Palttala/Kuppens Marc VDS Ford + 53.925s 12. Maassen/Armindo MadCroc Corvette + 1m00.642s 13. Piccione/Hirschi Hexis Aston Martin + 1m20.934s 14. Schwager/Pastorelli Reiter Lamborghini + 1m23.859s 15. Gavin/Kuismanen MadCroc Corvette + 3 laps 16. Bernoldi/Ramos Vitaphone Maserati + 4 laps Retirements Kox/Haase Reiter Lamborghini 16 laps Wendlinger/Moser SRT Nissan 16 laps Zuber/Hennerici Phoenix Corvette 15 laps Krumm/Dumbreck SumoPower Nissan 10 laps Hezemans/Kumpen Phoenix Corvette 2 laps Bouchut/Basseng All-Inkl Lamborghini 1 lap 
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