Ireland’s Matt Griffin scored a last minute victory in his class in the opening round of the World Endurance Championship race at Silverstone, in his Clearwater Racing / Ferrari 488 GTE taking the lead when long time race leader Pedro Lamy’s Aston Martin tangled with the Ferrari of Miguel Molina at Stowe corner on the final lap of the six hour race.
The Corkman and his Clearwater Racing co-drivers Keita Sawa and Mok Weng Sun took the chequered flag just 1.7 seconds ahead of the Portuguese veteran Lamy, having held third position for much of the race.
The Corkman Matt Griffin then headed for Oulton Park for the British GT opener where he took fourth and sixth place finishes. He shared a Ferrari 488 GTE with regular co-driver Duncan Cameron to sixth in yesterday’s opening race, despite starting back of the field after missing Saturday’s qualifying. Griffin had to complete a mandatory three laps before race start and made good progress through the ever packed British GT grid in race one. The Irishman improved to fourth place in the second race, less than seven seconds behind the winners.