Now we have had 2 rounds of each of the major endurance leagues in the service, I thought I would just throw up a quick update on where the various Team Buschfink Racing cars are in the standings of each class that we are running.
By far our most successful team so far, the TBR Blue LMP1 entry in the Sports Car Open league driven by Tom Michelmore, Michael Loosen and Matt Farrow. After a potential win was so close at round one at Spa, a bitter sweet third place was still an excellent start, backed up with a thrilling a second position at Monza in the second round where the lead was constantly switching between TBR and the pro’s at PRT. This amazing start to the league has TBR Blue at the top of the table with 36 points, just 2 points ahead of Radicals Online JRT and a further 2 ahead of PRT.
The TBR Yellow HPD entry in SCO, so far piloted by Fraser Williamson, Tyler Hervais, Corey Ott and James King, is currently sitting in 9th overall. Having had a minor disaster in round one when Corey’s internet dropped out, leaving the boys in 11th when the official results came out. Monza was slightly more successful with Fraser and Tyler claiming an excellent 5th spot after the 4hr race.
Our final entry in SCO is the GTE Porsche RSR entry of TBR Pink. Driving in the biggest and arguably most popular (and therefore closest) class in the field, Barry Morrison, Lewis Goodway and (now with Vendeval) Antti Ahola have had a hard time in the first 2 rounds of the series. A DNF at Spa was followed up by a fuel saving effort of 12th place at Monza, which has given the boys 4 points on the table, placing them in 18th of a very tightly packed GTE field.
Round 3 will the 4rs of Nürburgring Grand-Prix-Strecke on 2nd of December.
In the NEO Endurance series, our solo entry is again the TBR Pink Porsche RSR entry in the GTE class. Driven at round one, the 6hrs of Sebring, by the ever versatile Fraser Williamson, Lewis Goodway and Joris Thielen. In a highly competitive and tightly packed field of 22 cars, the team finished the race just outside the points in 16th spot. Round 2 was 6hrs at the Circuit of the Americas and their whilst qualifying position of 17th didn’t seem great on the surface, it was just 3 tenths from the top 10 -proof if any was needed as to just how competitive the GTE field is these days. Come the end of the race, Lewis, Joris and Fraser would bring the car home in 14th position and 2 points in the bag. This puts them in 17th in the league standings, although only a handful of points outside the top 15.
Next round is a 6hr event at Interlagos on December 16th.
Finally, the TBR Green Ferrari 488 GTE entry in the NEO feeder series, DGFX. Running in the GTE Pro category by Swedish duo Magnus Vallström and Andreas Olsson with assistance from yours truly, Phil Bedford. Both races have been frustrating for the team and haven’t really fulfilled the teams own expectations, with the firm belief that with a little bit of luck on our side, we could have been higher placed in both races. 10th at the 4hrs of Silverstone and another 10th at a 6rs race around Daytona the team have shown consistency, but definitely have the ability to improve over the next few rounds. 22 points puts us 11th overall although equal on points with 9th spot and just 2 points behind 8th – its pretty tight mid-table and the next round at the 4hrs of Barber Motorsports is going to be a real test.