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Wayne Boyd out of luck as our top drivers are left frustrated

Published 16/05/2016

Out of luck: Wayne Boyd
Out of luck: Wayne Boyd

There was frustration for Ulster's sportscar aces at Imola, Silverstone and Korea, none having more reason to curse their luck than Wayne Boyd.

Lining up for his second race for the United Autosports team in the European Le Mans Series, Boyd made a great start by placing their Ligier-Nissan on the LMP3 pole.

But team-mate Matt Bell spun early in the four-hour race, and when Boyd took over from Mark Patterson, the rain came - as did yellow safety flags. They finished seventh as the sister United Autosports Ligier of Alex Brundle, Christian England and Mike Gausch took their second win. Paddy McClughan, on his debut with Murphy Prototypes in their LMP2 Oreca-Nissan with Sean Boyle and Gary Findlay, came 10th.

Richard Lyons led the first round of the GT Asia series only for his Craft Bamboo Porsche to be retired. They suffered a last lap puncture in race two.

In the Blancpain European endurance series at Silverstone, Steven Kane and his Bentley team-mates finished eighth but Andrew Watson was 22nd with the Garage 59 McLaren team.

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