British GT – GT3; Farmer: I thought it was over after Davidson collision

TF Sport’s Mark Farmer was relieved to win the Silverstone 500 event with Nicki Thiim in #11 Aston Martin after an earlier collision with the #47 Aston of Graham Davidson left him facing the wrong way.

Thiim held off the Lamborghini #33 duo of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen, with Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam were third.

Davidson was given a 10-second stop/go penalty for causing the collision with a move that Farmer branded “silly”.

“I thought it was game over because of our 10s success penalty in the last stop.

“It was a move that wasn’t on really and he ruined his own race and nearly ruined ours. It was silly really because they were lightly fuelled, they were quick and could have gone well, he was catching me and another couple of corners and he’d have done it easily. I was quite cross because it was never on.”

Farmer paid tribute to his TF Sport team for their strategy that saw the team negate the 10s penalty to squeeze ahead of Keen’s Lamborghini at the final stop, a move that proved crucial as the #33 could not land a blow.

“The team played a masterstroke on strategy, that really worked for us and Nicki drove like he stole it. The team executed the pitstops flawlessly.”

Thiim meanwhile was delighted after TFSport secured their third straight podium and their second win in three races.

“It was a great weekend, we started off really well but we struggled a little with the set-up because of the new surface at Silverstone. It was really hard at the end with the tyres going away.

“The team did the right strategy in my eyes and it was a really good race after the opening stint. I’m so happy to win this meeting.”

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