McLaren\'s Clean Sweep
|   Monday, September 17, 2012
The finish line was traversed by Lewis Hamilton in Monza at the time when the McLaren company was celebrating it,s victory in different GT Championships across Europe, it was actually the fourth in the said series of victories for McLaren. It was in all certainity a very successful weekend in racing for McLaren in history as three customers affiliated with McLaren GT took home wins in their respective races in Spain, UK and France. The result percieved to be the first of the weekend was brought about through the actions of ART Grand Prix team, which is France based, with a tenacious showing at the Circuito de Navarra situated in Northern Spain.


Ulric Amado along with Grégoire Demoustier, were paired as the driving duo which led to their capturing the pole position with the assistance of the 12C GT3 in the FFSA French GT championship concerned with the weekend's Qualifying Race.

They still managed to secure the first victory of the weekend despite the penalty, measuring 15 seconds, placed on them as a consequence of a previous race in the season. The Ultimate Endurance challenge was announced by Lapidus racing shortly after the ART GP,s result, which was to be held at the Spanish Circuit de Catalunya, for the 15th running of the 24H Barcelona. A strong lead was secured by racers Adam Christodoulou, Tim Mullen and Phil Quaife of British origin alongside with their team owner Klaas Hummel, who were driving a 12C GT3 on the fifth of the grid at the time of nightfall.

The duo fell behind to third position as a result of an unforeseen and unscheduled stop but managed to secure the lead once they were back on the track, in the dawn of the day. The 12C GT3 emblazoned with orange and white colors, crossed the finish line to secure the title after completing an unbelievable distance measuring nearly 3000 kilometers, that spanned about 640 laps. Due to main taining a uniform speed, they were able to secure a good lead in the beginning.

Ever since McLaren,s victory at the LeMan's on it's first appearance in 1995, they had claimed the title now through Lapidus racing's victory.United motorsports and Apex Motorsports were at the moment in the process of making final settings and checks prior to there encounter with the sixth round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship held at Silverstone. With this being United sports debut race against Apex Motorsports the champions, it promised to be an amazing spectacle.

The team of Apex Motorsports was composed of father and son Jim and Glynn Geddie in the 12C GT3 was able to maintain a consistent speed which led them to secure a sizable lead before arriving at the halfway mark.

Unfortunately, they lost the lead as a result of a stop-Go Penalty and were unable to close the gap with the leaders and managed to finish fifth.
The United Autosports 12C GT3 team composed of Matt Bell and Charles Bateman took advantage of Apex's plight and took the leading position and through grim determination were able to cross the finish line in their the McLaren sporting red white and blue colors with a convenient lead over the other competitors thus bringing about a Three strong victory for McLaren GT Customers as well as the completion of the week.
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