The Ginetta G57 was once again the car to beat in the blistering 34 degrees heat at V de V in Aragon this weekend. The Simpson Motorsport and CWS Recycling squads locked out the front row of the grid in qualifying and went on to take first overall, as well as first and second place in the PFV class.
The #55 Ginetta prepared by CWS Recycling and entrusted to Robertson and White was the fastest car on track during qualifying. However, once again it was the unstoppable duo of Tomlinson / Simpson who placed the car on pole, after taking into account both drivers quickest times; meaning the pair remain unbeaten in qualifying this year.
The Ginetta-entered car of Pepe Massot and Denis Strandberg – both of whom were driving the G57 for their first time - showed impressive pace and would have lined up on the front row, however Strandberg’s time was disallowed as the driver ID was not changed, moving them to the back of the grid. The #50 Simpson Motorsport car driven by Remy Dogoffroy and Nick Holden set the fourth fastest lap in qualification and lined up seventh on the aggregate timings.
In the race, the Ginetta’s of Dogoffroy and Tomlinson both pulled clear of the field as they battled for the lead of the race. Together, they showed blistering pace throughout the first hour before Tomlinson swept into the lead before handing over to Simpson after two hours.
It wasn’t an easy start to his stint as Simpson immediately picked up a puncture thanks to a piece of metal piercing the tyre leaving the pit lane. Simpson had to push to claw back the deficit lost as a result, and made a point by setting the fastest lap by some margin.
With the bit between his teeth, Simpson enjoyed a flawless stint with unmatchable pace, thus affording him a dominant overall win with a huge 1 min 39 seconds in hand as he took the chequered flag.
For Robertson and White, in charge of CWS Recycling’s #55 Ginetta, they encountered some pit stop infringements and had a small power steering issue, despite this they managed to climb up to second in class and seventh overall. The #59 car of Strandberg and Massot unfortunately had a first corner incident putting it in the pits for a lengthy repair, which eventually lead to retirement.