24.06.07
Morris & Ellis take Viper onto overall Podium in Monza
After an amazing whitewash of the top 10 the RPM vipers took to race one with car No 8 in 5th place on the grid for race 1 & 2. The pairing of Ellis and Morris didnt disapoint, as the cars infront battled between each other Ellis made his way through the pack to take second place overall in the race, and keep hounding the lead Corvette until the pitstops started half way through the race.

Ellis kept out as long as he could as the lead Corvotte pitted and took the lead, the pit stop was slick and his team mate spead out onto track behind a car who had not pitted and into 2nd place. The lead car pitted and the number 8 viper took the lead of the race, the first time an RPM car had done so in just its 3rd FIA event.

Though the chasing Corvette was not giving up and with fuel limits so tight, Morris backed the car off to take an amazing second place and well deserved result for the team. The other viper was making its way through the traffic in the hands of Mortimer and powered through to 11 overall.

The second result saw the number 8 viper again start from 5th though the brace of Covettes and the championships leading Ferrari was proving hard to keep on the tail of for Morris, though he kept with the pack until the pitstops giving Ellis every chance of going again into the podium places. As Ellis took over the car, the pitstops had lead frogged 5th and got the car into 4th, but with the lead cars charging very hard, Ellis just keep the car on pace conserving the fuel, somthing that would pay off as the lead Corvette ran out as he crossed the line and could not provide a fuel sample as a result disqualifying him from the results and moving the Viper into another overall podium!

The second viper again had another succesfull race from a slightly troubled qualification moving into 14th overall showing again the pace that RPM are showing in only their first ever FIA season. thanks to RPM staff Angus, Paul, Jason, Tony, Luke and Rhea.

<< back to news



Partners
FIA GT3 Drives Available Links Mortimer Trackdays Contact Us Images Radical Championship Formula BMW UK British GT Championship Porsche Carrera Cup GB History News Home