24 Apr 2016 — Making his 20th start at Silverstone 2011, Alex Freitas drove to a first-place finish in the WEP2 class in the Silverstone 2011 Multiclass in the opening round of the 2016 World Endurance Championship series.Driving the Acura ARX 03, Freitas swapped leads multiple rounds with Mike Erickson in a long and persistent fight for the race lead starting midway through, passing each other seven times over a span of 35 laps. Freitas drove the majority pursuing Erickson after engaging him on the first lap. Freitas passed Erickson for the fourth time and into first place on lap 46, and held it the remaining lap to the conclusion.John Van Der Geest controlled the top spot in the WEP1 class most of all, leading 29 of 50 laps on a run to first place.Van Der Geest swapped leads multiple rounds with Carl Middleton in a long and persistent battle for the race lead starting early on, running within a couple turns of each other over a span of 29 laps. Van Der Geest ran the majority leading Middleton after challenging and passing him on lap 11. Driving the Porsche 919 Hybrid, Van Der Geest fended off a prolonged challenge by Middleton in the late stages, staying just a couple turns ahead of him over an unbroken run of eight laps. After losing the spot on lap 46, Van Der Geest got around Middleton for the fourth time and into first place on lap 47, and held it the remaining few laps to the conclusion.Fahn Thomas started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the WEGTE class.Thomas drove all of 31 laps total leading Paulo Tempera after being engaged by him on the first lap. Thomas controlled the race lead every lap from green flag to win.2016 World Endurance Championship series moves on to Round 2 in three weeks at Spa-Francorchamps ’12. The series has 24 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.Mike Erickson led all drivers in the WEP2 class most for 35 of 47 laps but ultimately settled for second place.Carl Middleton held the WEP1 class lead for 12 laps in a run to second place.Erickson took the fight back and forth with Alex Freitas in a long and persistent fight for the race lead starting midway through, passing each other seven times over a span of 35 laps. Driving the Acura ARX 03, Erickson spent the majority leading Freitas after being caught by him on the first lap. Ultimately Erickson lost the spot on lap 46 and settled into second the couple laps running to the checkered flag.Middleton wrestled the advantage back and forth with John Van Der Geest in a lengthy and determined battle for the race lead starting early on, passing each other seven times over a stretch of 29 laps. Driving the Toyota TS040, Middleton spent the majority pursuing Van Der Geest after being caught and passed by him on lap 11. Middleton launched a prolonged challenge at Van Der Geest in the late stages, staying within a couple turns behind him and gaining ground over a solid run of eight laps. Ultimately Middleton settled into second the few laps running to the finish.Michele Boffelli logged six laps at the front of the WEP1 class in a third-place run.Porfirio Dias Santos made his 10th start in the Acura ARX 03 and captured fifth place in the WEP2 class.One last pass on the final lap put Tobias Mueller in fifth place in the WEP1 class at the finish line.Making his 20th start in the Ferrari 458 GTE, Jerry Chen drove to a fifth-place finish in the WEGTE class.Boffelli took the fight back and forth with Diogo Velosa in a long and persistent battle for second starting midway through, running within a couple turns of each other over a range of 21 laps. Driving the Toyota TS040, Boffelli drove nearly equal parts leading Velosa after challenging and passing him on lap 27, coming from as many as three positions back. After losing the spot on lap 38, Boffelli got around Velosa for the second time and into third place on lap 39, and kept it the remaining 11 laps to the conclusion.Alison Valassa logged four laps at the front of the WEP2 class in a fourth-place run.Dias Santos drove all of 16 laps total pursuing Thiago Canola after targeting him on the first lap. In the end Dias Santos settled into fifth the 34 laps running to the finish.Mueller drove the majority of 35 laps total pursuing Sam Hill after engaging him on the first lap. Mueller cleared Hill and into fifth place on his final lap.Americo Martins made his 20th start in the Toyota TS040 and captured eighth place in the WEP1 class.Chen took the fight back and forth with Barrett Erickson in a drawn-out fight for second from the early stages, sparring over a span of 30 laps. Chen ran nearly equal parts leading Erickson after being engaged by him on the first lap. Driving the Ferrari 458 GTE, Chen fended off a prolonged attack by Erickson in the beginning, staying just a scuff ahead of him over a continuous run of nine laps. In the end Chen lost the spot on lap 31 and settled into fifth the seven laps running to the conclusion.Driving the Lo

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