Allan made a great start and held the lead, unchallenged until the 37 minute mark. He'd built up a gap of 13 seconds during that 24 lap stint. The Ascari bothers were 30 seconds behind.
Hector returned to the track in the lead and made no mistakes. With two laps remaining, a Ginetta G50, running in the invitational class (which scores no points) passed him for the lead. With Hector finishing 2nd, on the road, the Rosso Verde/UBC team was declared the round winner. But it wasn't enough to take the title, with the Ascari finishing closely behind. A single point was all it took. Hector was 2nd in the title and Allan 3rd.
Hector was quite illuminated.
"I don't mind not winning the title so long as I know that I gave it everything I could. Allan did a fantastic job all year handing me a car with a strong lead and without damage."
Allan was also upbeat.
"Today was textbook stuff. Pole, fastest lap, a win and the round victory. It's all you can do really. I'd like to say thanks to Yvonne, David, Steve, John and Hector for a fantastic year and a great friendship. Let's do it again with a new car in 2010!"