Despite this final setback, the team soldiered on in chase of a top ten result and Harry and Ben completed their additional stints, claiming ninth as the chequered flag fell on lap 135.
With the potential of the team effectively demonstrated in adversity, Jack was upbeat following his best result of the 2019 season so far:
“The start went really well for me, making up places straight away, but obviously one of the main objectives of the first stint was to manage the tyres as I know Harry was going to be in the car after me. I maybe could have pushed a little more but it would have taken more out of the tyres and we needed to pace ourselves.
I got clipped at the rear of the car which meant we had to change the rear wing which cost us time but the boys did a great job to replace it quickly.
In my second stint, I was unlucky to be hit, but was able to keep the car under control and push on. Whilst it was frustrating, these things happen in endurance racing with such a large field. I showed good pace throughout the weekend and it was great for Harry, Ben and I to secure our first top ten finish. Of course, as an all-British team, we’re looking forward to our home race at Silverstone where we can build on this momentum.”