17 Apr 2016 — From the sixth spot on the starting grid, Aitor Lopez worked through the field of seven to claim second place in the P1 class at the finish in the Longbeach Grand Prix in Round 2 of the EnduRacers Sports Car Championship series.

Lopez traded positions multiple rounds with James Wilson in a lengthy and unrelenting fight for third starting midway through, running within car lengths of each other over a stretch of 67 laps. Lopez drove nearly equal parts leading Wilson after being caught by him on the first lap. Driving the Zytek 06S, Lopez fended off an extended challenge by Wilson early in the running, staying just a scrape ahead of him over an unbroken run of 20 laps. After losing the spot on lap 40, Lopez got around Wilson for the second time and into second place on lap 69, and defended it against pressure by Wilson the remaining eight laps to the checkered flag.

Lopez moves up to the lead of the P1 class standings, two points ahead of Matteo Tolari. Lopez has two starts and led one of his 140 laps while finishing as high as second.

Starting from back in the field, James Wilson picked off four positions to finish in third place in the P1 class.

Fahn Thomas held the GT2 class lead for 29 laps in a run to first place.

Driving the Creation CA06, Wilson traded positions multiple rounds with Aitor Lopez in a lengthy and unrelenting battle for third starting midway through, running within a bumper of each other over a stretch of 67 laps. Wilson spent nearly equal parts leading Lopez after catching and passing him on lap 36. Wilson fended off a prolonged attack by Lopez midway through, staying just a straightaway ahead of him over a solid run of 29 laps. Ultimately Wilson lost the spot on lap 69 and settled into third through attrition the 37 laps running to the finish.

Wilson is seventh in the P1 class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as third.

Driving the Ferrari F430, Thomas traded positions with Mike Erickson in a long and tense battle for the race lead from the early stages, running within an apex of each other over a span of 60 laps. Thomas ran nearly equal parts leading Erickson after being caught by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 11, Thomas got around Erickson and into first place on lap 51, and defended it against pressure by Erickson the remaining 19 laps to the checkered flag.

Thomas moves up to fourth in the GT2 class standings, one point behind Tobias Mueller. Thomas has two starts and led 29 of his 82 laps while taking the win once.

Benedict Burlington led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish in the P2 class.

Ricardo Azevedo started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the P1 class.

Tony Carl Christensen started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the GT1 class.

EnduRacers Sports Car Championship series moves on to Round 3 in two weeks at Laguna Seca – ALMS. The series has 40 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.

Burlington ran nearly all of 47 laps total leading Felipe Anzolin after being caught by him on the first lap. Burlington controlled the race lead every lap from green flag to win.

Burlington remains in the lead of the P2 class standings, increasing the lead over rival Felipe Anzolin to 18 points. Burlington has two starts and led 95 of his 153 laps while taking the victory twice.

Azevedo spent all of nine laps total leading Aitor Lopez after being engaged by him on the first lap. Azevedo controlled the race lead every lap from green flag to win.

Azevedo is fourth in the P1 class standings for the series. He has one start and led 76 of his 76 laps raced while taking the win once.

Carl Christensen spent nearly all of 70 laps total leading Mert Kayar after being engaged by him on the first lap. Carl Christensen controlled the race lead every lap from start to victory.

Carl Christensen remains in the lead of the GT1 class standings, increasing the lead over rival Mert Kayar to 10 points. Carl Christensen has two starts and led 120 of his 143 laps while taking the win twice.

Mike Erickson commanded the lead in the GT2 class most of all, leading 40 of 69 laps but ultimately settling for second place.

Erickson mixed it up with Fahn Thomas in a lengthy and unrelenting fight for the race lead from the early stages, running within a bumper of each other over a range of 60 laps. Erickson spent nearly equal parts leading Thomas after catching and passing him on lap 11. Driving the Ferrari F430, Erickson fended off a prolonged attack by Thomas in the middle stages, staying just a car length ahead of him over an unbroken run of 29 laps. Ultimately Erickson lost the spot on lap 51 and settled into second the 19 laps running to the checkered flag.

Erickson moves up to the lead of the GT2 class standings, two points ahead of Barrett Erickson. Erickson has two starts and led 40 of his 139 laps while finishing as high as second.

Tobias Mueller captured third place in the GT2 class.

Mueller swapped leads with Fahn Thomas in a long and persistent fight for second starting early on, running within car lengths of each other over a range of 41 laps. Driving the Ferrari F430, Mueller ran the majority pursuing Thomas after catching him on lap 10, coming from as many as three places back. Ultimately Mueller settled into third the 48 laps running to the checkered flag.

Mueller moves up to third in the GT2 class standings, two points behind Barrett Erickson. Mueller has two starts and finished as high as third.

Mert Kayar took second place in the GT1 class.

Felipe Anzolin captured second place in the P2 class.

Making his 30th start at Long Beach ’06, Mark Carty drove to a eighth-place finish in the GT2 class.

Kayar drove nearly all of 65 laps total leading João Martins after being engaged by him on the first lap. Kayar controlled second position every lap from the green flag to the conclusion.

Kayar moves up to second in the GT1 class standings, now tied in points with third’s Marcell Gutai following Gutai’s fourth-place finish. Kayar has two starts and finished as high as second.

Julian Campillo won fifth place in the P1 class.

Driving the Porsche RS Spyder, Anzolin traded positions with Porfirio Dias Santos in a drawn-out battle for second starting early on, sparring over a span of 72 laps. Anzolin ran nearly equal parts leading Dias Santos after being caught by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 10, Anzolin passed Dias Santos and into second place on lap 37, and controlled it the remaining 36 laps to the conclusion.

Anzolin is second in the P2 class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as second.

João Martins took third place in the GT1 class.

Porfirio Dias Santos captured third place in the P2 class.

Driving the Porsche 997 RSR, Carty drove the majority of eight laps total pursuing Istvan Toth after engaging him on lap 36. Carty passed Toth and into sixth place on lap 43 before retiring early due to dnf trouble.

Carty remains in sixth in the GT2 class standings, increasing the lead over rival Alaoui Nassim to two points. Carty has two starts and finished as high as sixth.

Campillo traded positions back and forth with Nick Westy in a long and persistent battle for sixth from the beginning, passing each other four times over a range of 17 laps. Driving the Audi R10 TDI, Campillo spent nearly equal parts leading Westy after being caught by him on the fifth lap. After losing the spot on lap 19, Campillo cleared Westy for the second time and into fifth place when Westy retired on lap 21, and held it another 13 laps till his own early retirement due to dnf trouble.

Campillo is eighth in the P1 class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as fifth.

RESULTS
P11Ricardo Azevedo761:30:43.383
P12Aitor Lopez761:31:26.736
P13James WilsonAtlantic Motorsport International761:31:27.421
P21Benedict BurlingtonHigh Speed Racing741:30:44.201
P22Felipe AnzolinG.E.A.R.731:31:08.025
P23Porfirio Dias SantosOceanika Motorsport711:31:23.448
P14Matteo Tolari71Accident
GT11Tony Carl ChristensenAtlantic Motorsport International701:31:01.760
GT21Fahn ThomasOceanika Motorsport691:31:54.587
GT12Mert KayarAtlantic Motorsport Academy691:30:51.932
GT22Mike EricksonBad Voices Racing691:32:00.732
GT23Tobias MuellerACD-Racing681:30:51.943
GT13João Martins681:31:11.300
GT24Barrett EricksonBad Voices Racing681:31:33.685
GT25Alaoui NassimWhite Knockels Rookie Team671:30:59.428
GT26Istvan TothMoonshine Academy661:31:35.741
GT27Joao Botelho de Sousa531:31:12.426
GT28Mark CartyCanAm Racing43DNF
P15Julian Campillo34DNF
P16Nick WestyHigh Speed Racing II20DNF
P17John van der GeestG.E.A.R.18DNF
GT29Eric Moinet10Suspension
GT210Steve SettantaWhite Knockels Rookie Team8Accident
GT14Marcell GutaiHigh Speed Racing5DNF

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