After a gap of over two years, Andrea Piccini and Jean-Denis Deletraz returned to the FIA GT Championship podium, with a fine race in their nr 5 Phoenix Racing Aston Martin DBR9. Also Michelin shod, the car led the race for the first 13 laps. After the first pit-stops, the car lost one place to the nr 23 Aston Martin, but Piccini regained the lost position 18 laps from the end, and held on, despite a train of cars following closely behind him. "We received the car only ten days before Silverstone," Jean Denis Deletraz explained. "However, the experience of the Phoenix Racing team is huge and they immediately did a great job and the right choice concerning the car and Michelin helped us a lot."
The Phoenix car crossed the line two seconds ahead of the nr 23 Aston Martin Racing BMS DBR9, with Gollin and Babini taking the third podium position. "The third place was the maximum for today, but very soon it is going to be possible to fight for the first place," Fabio Babini explained afterwards.