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    Resultados Qualy 2:

    2016 | Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

    Monza/Italy Qualifying 2

    Pos Car # Class Drivers Team Car Time Laps Gap
    1 99 Philipp Eng, Dirk Werner, Alexander Sims Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:47.724 0
    2 50 Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo, Pier Guidi Alessandro AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:47.778 0 0.054
    3 84 Dominik Baumann, Jazeman Jafaar, Maximilian Buhk HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:47.850 0 0.126
    4 58 Come Ledogar, Rob Bell, Shane Van Gisbergen Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:47.921 0 0.197
    5 23 Lucas Ordonez, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Alex Buncombe Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:48.143 0 0.419
    6 53 Pro-AM Cup Ishikawa Motoaki, Lorenzo Bontempelli, Giancarlo Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.151 0 0.427
    7 28 Antonio Garcia, Will Stevens, Nico Müller Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.225 0 0.501
    8 16 Rolf Ineichen, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Mirko Bortolotti GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.318 0 0.594
    9 14 Lorenz Frey, Stephane Ortelli, Costa Balboa Albert Emil Frey Racing Emil Frey Jaguar G3 1:48.450 0 0.726
    10 91 Frederic Laberge Jean, Darryl O Young, Alex Tagliani Zakspeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.469 0 0.745
    11 57 Hubert Haupt, Andreas Simonsen, Adam Christodoulou AMG - Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.518 0 0.794
    12 30 AM Cup Chris Cooper, Chris Harris, Derek Pierce Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:48.541 0 0.817
    13 85 Luciano Bacheta, Indy Dontje, Clemens Schmid HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.544 0 0.820
    14 3 Rodrigo Baptista, Filipe Albuquerque, Sergio Jimenez Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.668 0 0.944
    15 11 Pro-AM Cup Michal Broniszewski, Alessandro Bonacini, Andrea Rizzoli Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.699 0 0.975
    16 90 Ezequiel Perez Companc, Raffaele Giammaria, Alessandro Balzan AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.716 0 0.992
    17 98 Klaus Graf, Stef Dusseldorp, Lucas Luhr Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:48.826 0 1.102
    18 2 Stuart Leonard, Michael Meadows, Robin Frijns Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.843 0 1.119
    19 19 Michele Beretta, Andrea Piccini, Luca Stolz GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.038 0 1.314
    20 7 Guy Smith, Vincent Abril, Steven Kane Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.072 0 1.348
    21 75 Marlon Stockinger, Filip Salaquarda, Frank Stippler ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:49.122 0 1.398
    22 666 Pro-AM Cup Mark Poole, Richard Abra, Joe Osborne Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.180 0 1.456
    23 1 Dries Vanthoor, Frederic Vervisch, Laurens Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.264 0 1.540
    24 4 Adrien De Leener, Peter Kox, Pierre Kaffer Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.264 0 1.540
    25 26 Gregory Guilvert, Mike Parisy, Christopher Haase Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:49.282 0 1.558
    26 51 AM Cup Peter Mann, Francisco Guedes, Rion Mastronardi AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.369 0 1.645
    27 333 Rinat Salikhov, Marco Seefried, Norbert Siedler Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.400 0 1.676
    28 10 Pro-AM Cup Stefano Costantini, Giovanni Berton, Matteo Beretta Ombra Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.554 0 1.830
    29 29 Christopher Brück, Jules Gounon, Christopher Zöchling Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.566 0 1.842
    30 8 Andy Soucek, Wolfgang Reip, Maxime Soulet Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.598 0 1.874
    31 59 Struan Moore, Alex Fontana, Andrew Watson Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:49.719 0 1.995
    32 66 Pro-AM Cup Steve Parrow, Alexander Mattschull, Daniel Keilwitz Black Pearl Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.721 0 1.997
    33 888 AM Cup Vadim Glitin, Marco Zanuttini, Liam Talbot Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.807 0 2.083
    34 49 AM Cup Garry Kondakov, Alexander Moiseev, Ricardo Ragazzi AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.885 0 2.161
    35 488 AM Cup Pierre Ehret, Stef Vancampenhoudt Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.917 0 2.193
    36 100 Pro-AM Cup Max Van Splunteren, Louis Machiels, Jeroen Mul Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.965 0 2.241
    37 12 Pro-AM Cup Karim Ojjeh, Julian Darras, Olivier Grotz Boutsen Ginion Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:49.970 0 2.246
    38 89 Pro-AM Cup Laurent Cazenave, Daniele Perfetti, Michael Lyons AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.067 0 2.343
    39 101 Fabio Babini, Daniel Zampieri, Patric Niederhauser Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.099 0 2.375
    40 44 Pro-AM Cup Ahmad Al Harthy, Devon Modell, Jonathan Adam Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1:50.128 0 2.404
    41 34 Pro-AM Cup Jiri Pisarik, Matteo Malucelli Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 1:50.139 0 2.415
    42 87 AM Cup Maurice Ricci, Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Gilles Vannelet AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.161 0 2.437
    43 74 Pro-AM Cup Henry Hassid, Philippe Giauque, Franck Perera ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:50.264 0 2.540
    44 25 Pro-AM Cup Christian Kelders, Marc Rostan, Marco Bonanomi Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:50.392 0 2.668
    45 38 Pro-AM Cup Marco Magri, Cristian Passuti, Lorenzo Case Antonelli Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.409 0 2.685
    46 22 Pro-AM Cup Matthew Simmons, Romain Sarazin, Sean Walkinshaw Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:50.666 0 2.942
    47 41 Pro-AM Cup Benjamin Lariche, Theo Filler, Dino Lunardi CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.734 0 3.010
    48 15 Pro-AM Cup Max Koebolt, Giorgio Roda, Stefano Colombo BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 1:50.739 0 3.015
    49 56 Pro-AM Cup Miguel Toril, Oliver Morley, Maro Engel Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.830 0 3.106
    50 52 Pro-AM Cup Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:51.303 0 3.579
    51 77 Pro-AM Cup Clement Mateu, Jürgen Häring, Nicolas Armindo Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:51.403 0 3.679
    52 111 AM Cup Bernard Delhez, Stephen Earle, David Perel Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:51.518 0 3.794
    53 24 Pro-AM Cup Tom Onslow-Cole, Ian Loggie, Callum Macleod Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:51.993 0 4.269
    54 69 AM Cup Miro Konopka, Andrzej Lewandowski, Teodor Myszkowski ARC Bratislava Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:52.440 0 4.716
    55 42 AM Cup Niels Stievenart, Jörg Viebahn, Thomas Nicolle CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:52.846 0 5.122
    56 78 Pro-AM Cup Leo Machitski, Marco Attard, Marco Mapelli Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:54.975 0 7.251
    57 76 Pro-AM Cup Maxime Jousse, Thierry Cornac, Raymond Narac IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:57.004 0 9.280

    NC = Not Classified
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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Resultados Qualy 3:

    2016 | Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

    Monza/Italy Qualifying 3

    Pos Car # Class Drivers Team Car Time Laps Gap
    1 84 Dominik Baumann, Jazeman Jafaar, Maximilian Buhk HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:47.509 0
    2 23 Lucas Ordonez, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Alex Buncombe Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:47.525 0 0.016
    3 53 Pro-AM Cup Ishikawa Motoaki, Lorenzo Bontempelli, Giancarlo Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:47.576 0 0.067
    4 34 Pro-AM Cup Jiri Pisarik, Matteo Malucelli Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 1:47.608 0 0.099
    5 85 Luciano Bacheta, Indy Dontje, Clemens Schmid HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:47.610 0 0.101
    6 8 Andy Soucek, Wolfgang Reip, Maxime Soulet Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:47.638 0 0.129
    7 1 Dries Vanthoor, Frederic Vervisch, Laurens Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:47.646 0 0.137
    8 52 Pro-AM Cup Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:47.671 0 0.162
    9 50 Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo, Pier Guidi Alessandro AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:47.705 0 0.196
    10 66 Pro-AM Cup Steve Parrow, Alexander Mattschull, Daniel Keilwitz Black Pearl Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:47.711 0 0.202
    11 11 Pro-AM Cup Michal Broniszewski, Alessandro Bonacini, Andrea Rizzoli Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:47.769 0 0.260
    12 44 Pro-AM Cup Ahmad Al Harthy, Devon Modell, Jonathan Adam Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1:47.773 0 0.264
    13 74 Pro-AM Cup Henry Hassid, Philippe Giauque, Franck Perera ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:47.828 0 0.319
    14 59 Struan Moore, Alex Fontana, Andrew Watson Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:47.840 0 0.331
    15 14 Lorenz Frey, Stephane Ortelli, Costa Balboa Albert Emil Frey Racing Emil Frey Jaguar G3 1:47.936 0 0.427
    16 56 Pro-AM Cup Miguel Toril, Oliver Morley, Maro Engel Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:47.948 0 0.439
    17 57 Hubert Haupt, Andreas Simonsen, Adam Christodoulou AMG - Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:47.961 0 0.452
    18 16 Rolf Ineichen, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Mirko Bortolotti GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:47.963 0 0.454
    19 28 Antonio Garcia, Will Stevens, Nico Müller Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.082 0 0.573
    20 58 Come Ledogar, Rob Bell, Shane Van Gisbergen Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:48.113 0 0.604
    21 51 AM Cup Peter Mann, Francisco Guedes, Rion Mastronardi AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.202 0 0.693
    22 75 Marlon Stockinger, Filip Salaquarda, Frank Stippler ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:48.333 0 0.824
    23 333 Rinat Salikhov, Marco Seefried, Norbert Siedler Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.343 0 0.834
    24 25 Pro-AM Cup Christian Kelders, Marc Rostan, Marco Bonanomi Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:48.372 0 0.863
    25 78 Pro-AM Cup Leo Machitski, Marco Attard, Marco Mapelli Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.386 0 0.877
    26 91 Frederic Laberge Jean, Darryl O Young, Alex Tagliani Zakspeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.417 0 0.908
    27 3 Rodrigo Baptista, Filipe Albuquerque, Sergio Jimenez Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.444 0 0.935
    28 30 AM Cup Chris Cooper, Chris Harris, Derek Pierce Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:48.478 0 0.969
    29 77 Pro-AM Cup Clement Mateu, Jürgen Häring, Nicolas Armindo Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:48.481 0 0.972
    30 111 AM Cup Bernard Delhez, Stephen Earle, David Perel Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.492 0 0.983
    31 26 Gregory Guilvert, Mike Parisy, Christopher Haase Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:48.517 0 1.008
    32 15 Pro-AM Cup Max Koebolt, Giorgio Roda, Stefano Colombo BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 1:48.552 0 1.043
    33 49 AM Cup Garry Kondakov, Alexander Moiseev, Ricardo Ragazzi AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.574 0 1.065
    34 7 Guy Smith, Vincent Abril, Steven Kane Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:48.630 0 1.121
    35 19 Michele Beretta, Andrea Piccini, Luca Stolz GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.632 0 1.123
    36 24 Pro-AM Cup Tom Onslow-Cole, Ian Loggie, Callum Macleod Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:48.636 0 1.127
    37 22 Pro-AM Cup Matthew Simmons, Romain Sarazin, Sean Walkinshaw Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:48.672 0 1.163
    38 2 Stuart Leonard, Michael Meadows, Robin Frijns Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.677 0 1.168
    39 4 Adrien De Leener, Peter Kox, Pierre Kaffer Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.701 0 1.192
    40 666 Pro-AM Cup Mark Poole, Richard Abra, Joe Osborne Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.701 0 1.192
    41 29 Christopher Brück, Jules Gounon, Christopher Zöchling Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.706 0 1.197
    42 89 Pro-AM Cup Laurent Cazenave, Daniele Perfetti, Michael Lyons AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.733 0 1.224
    43 100 Pro-AM Cup Max Van Splunteren, Louis Machiels, Jeroen Mul Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.745 0 1.236
    44 87 AM Cup Maurice Ricci, Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Gilles Vannelet AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.769 0 1.260
    45 90 Ezequiel Perez Companc, Raffaele Giammaria, Alessandro Balzan AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.785 0 1.276
    46 41 Pro-AM Cup Benjamin Lariche, Theo Filler, Dino Lunardi CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.816 0 1.307
    47 98 Klaus Graf, Stef Dusseldorp, Lucas Luhr Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:49.081 0 1.572
    48 888 AM Cup Vadim Glitin, Marco Zanuttini, Liam Talbot Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.093 0 1.584
    49 488 AM Cup Pierre Ehret, Stef Vancampenhoudt Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.110 0 1.601
    50 99 Philipp Eng, Dirk Werner, Alexander Sims Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:49.294 0 1.785
    51 10 Pro-AM Cup Stefano Costantini, Giovanni Berton, Matteo Beretta Ombra Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.409 0 1.900
    52 38 Pro-AM Cup Marco Magri, Cristian Passuti, Lorenzo Case Antonelli Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.612 0 2.103
    53 76 Pro-AM Cup Maxime Jousse, Thierry Cornac, Raymond Narac IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:49.798 0 2.289
    54 101 Fabio Babini, Daniel Zampieri, Patric Niederhauser Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.812 0 2.303
    55 12 Pro-AM Cup Karim Ojjeh, Julian Darras, Olivier Grotz Boutsen Ginion Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:50.040 0 2.531
    56 69 AM Cup Miro Konopka, Andrzej Lewandowski, Teodor Myszkowski ARC Bratislava Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:51.447 0 3.938
    57 42 AM Cup Niels Stievenart, Jörg Viebahn, Thomas Nicolle CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:52.037 0 4.528

    NC = Not Classified
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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Main Race:



    Garage 59 McLaren takes win after nail-biting finish



    An epic fight between Shane Van Gisbergen in the #58 Garage 59 McLaren and Maxi Buhk in the #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG decided the Monza round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series. The two were all over each other during the final half an hour of the race, but Van Gisbergen managed to hold Buhk behind and cross the line with a mere three tenths of a second in hand. Third in the three-hour race went to the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental of Soucek, Reip and Soulet. The Pro-Am Cup was dominated by the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari, which finished in fifth overall as well. In the Am Cup, the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG resisted the Italian Ferrari-Lamborghini opposition to take the win after a faultless race.

    Sunny conditions, 22.000 fans in the grandstands, a massive grid of 57 powerful GT3 cars: the second round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series - the first of the Endurance Cup - had the necessary elements to become a success. And all expectations were met.
    After the traditional hectic Monza start, the race quickly settled into a fast-paced rhythm. In front, Dominik Baumann had converted the pole position of the #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG into first place. But halfway through the first stint, the fastest of the Pro-Am drivers, Daniel Keilwitz in the #66 Black Pearl Racing Ferrari, managed to snatch the lead and to keep it until the first of the driver changes.


    That first series of pitstops turned out in favour of the #58 Garage 59 McLaren. Rob Bell had been third when coming into pitlane, but when Jazeman Jaafar hit trouble when switching off the pitlane limiter on the HTP Mercedes - the car briefly stalled - Come Ledogar put the McLaren in first position, ahead of the Mercedes and the Black Pearl Racing Ferrari, now in the hands of Am-driver Steve Parrow.


    The gap between the two leaders remained the same for most of the second stint and when Shane Van Gisbergen and Maxi Buhk started their run towards the chequered flag, the gap between the McLaren and the Mercedes-AMG was around ten seconds. Traffic played an important role in the outcome of the race however, and when 'SVG' hit a flock of cars that were fighting for top-15 positions, Maxi Buhk put his Mercedes under the rear wing of the McLaren.


    What followed was GT racing of the highest level. For almost half an hour the duo fought for every inch of Italian tarmac, with Buhk getting alongside the McLaren on a couple of occasions, but the Kiwi driver kept his cool and crossed the line first, much to the joy of the recently-created Garage 59 team.


    For Buhk and Baumann, second was still good enough to take the lead in the Blancpain GT Series driver standings, as Misano winners Laurens Vanthoor and Fred Vervisch had to settle for ninth in Monza, in the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 they shared with Dries Vanthoor.
    Behind the battling duo at the front, Bentley Boys Andy Soucek, Wolfgang Reip and Maxime Soulet produced a steady race to a podium finish. After a difficult start of the weekend. Soulet had put the Continental GT3 in P6 on the grid, which proved an excellent basis to gain some more places during the race.


    The Pro-Am Cup was dominated by the Ferrari drivers. Giancarlo Fisichella had put the #53 AF Corse Ferrari on pole, but Ishikawa Motoaki was unable to keep the red car in front. After the first driver change, Alessandro Bonacini pushed the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari towards the front, overtaking the #44 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin and the #66 Black Pearl Racing Ferrari. Bonacini got the car up to fifth overall as well, and after a faultless stint from Andrea Rizzoli the Kessel Ferrari took the Pro-Am win, just as it did two weeks ago in Misano, at the end of the first Sprint Cup race of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series season.


    Behind the leading Ferrari, Giancarlo Fisichella produced a near-phenomenal final stint, climbing from fourth in class (and well outside the top-15 overall) to second in Pro-Am and tenth overall. Driving the #53 AF Corse Ferrari the former F1 driver produced the fastest lap of the race as well.


    In the Am Cup the #51 AF Corse Ferrari that started from pole quickly hit trouble during the opening stint, leaving the fight for the class lead to the #49 AF Corse Ferrari, the #488 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari and the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG. When the AF Corse machine dropped back and the Rinaldi crew chose to do a three-stop race it was the AKKA ASP French trio of Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Maurice Ricci and Gilles Vannelet who took the chequered flag after a faultless drive.


    Driver quotes:



    Shane Van Gisbergen (#58 Garage 59 McLaren): "This was crazy! It was a little bit frustrating with all the traffic, but we all had the same problem anyway. The battle for the last 30 minutes was pretty cool. He had a couple of good goes there, but I really enjoyed it. It was pretty tense, I can tell you that. It's a good thing that we come away with a win on a track where we thought we would not be strong."


    Maxi Buhk (#84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): "I got close to passing Shane when he was slowed down by a lapped Lamborghini, but it did not work out. That was the closest I got to taking the lead, I think. It was a great race, and I am happy with second as well. When I heard over the radio that Vanthoor had hit trouble, I knew I could score important championship points here, so I did not try anything stupid to pass the McLaren, we just had a good fight."


    Andy Soucek (#8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental): "I only heard minutes before the start that I had to do the opening stint, so that was a bit of a surprise to me. I was a bit worried by the Ferraris in front of me, for they have a great straight-line speed, but I managed to overtake them. When I was behind the Nissan of my friend Lucas Ordonez we had a good scrap and I thought it wise to wait for his tyres to degrade so I could overtake him. The Bentley proved to be amazing all through the race."


    Andrea Rizzoli (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari, 1st Pro-Am Cup): "As an Italian driver, winning with a Ferrari in Monza is a dream come true. It's something you want to do when you are a kid, and to do it in front of so many people and your friends and parents, is just wonderful."


    Maurice Ricci (#87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG, 1st Am Cup): "This Mercedes-AMG is a great car for gentlemen drivers like us. It was just fantastic, although traffic was not always easy. But this shows a lot of promise for the rest of the season, and we expect Silverstone to be even better for us."
    Última edición por llumia; 25/04/2016 a las 16:33
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Resultados Main Race:

    2016 | Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

    Monza/Italy Main Race

    Pos Car # Class Drivers Team Car Time Laps Gap
    1 58 Come Ledogar, Rob Bell, Shane Van Gisbergen Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:49.502 96
    2 84 Dominik Baumann, Jazeman Jafaar, Maximilian Buhk HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.011 96 0.341
    3 8 Andy Soucek, Wolfgang Reip, Maxime Soulet Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.497 96 29.623
    4 23 Lucas Ordonez, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Alex Buncombe Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:49.536 96 47.670
    5 11 Pro-AM Cup Michal Broniszewski, Alessandro Bonacini, Andrea Rizzoli Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.627 96 58.047
    6 28 Antonio Garcia, Will Stevens, Nico Müller Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.583 96 1:17.774
    7 57 Hubert Haupt, Andreas Simonsen, Adam Christodoulou AMG - Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.146 96 1:21.561
    8 16 Rolf Ineichen, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Mirko Bortolotti GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.344 96 1:38.719
    9 1 Dries Vanthoor, Frederic Vervisch, Laurens Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.760 96 1:40.618
    10 53 Pro-AM Cup Ishikawa Motoaki, Lorenzo Bontempelli, Giancarlo Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.948 96 1:48.412
    11 66 Pro-AM Cup Steve Parrow, Alexander Mattschull, Daniel Keilwitz Black Pearl Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.255 95 6.781
    12 26 Gregory Guilvert, Mike Parisy, Christopher Haase Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:49.749 95 11.201
    13 44 Pro-AM Cup Ahmad Al Harthy, Devon Modell, Jonathan Adam Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1:50.613 95 17.979
    14 7 Guy Smith, Vincent Abril, Steven Kane Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:50.160 95 20.033
    15 74 Pro-AM Cup Henry Hassid, Philippe Giauque, Franck Perera ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:49.732 95 20.987
    16 3 Rodrigo Baptista, Filipe Albuquerque, Sergio Jimenez Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:50.237 95 21.818
    17 333 Rinat Salikhov, Marco Seefried, Norbert Siedler Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.459 95 22.349
    18 56 Pro-AM Cup Miguel Toril, Oliver Morley, Maro Engel Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.372 95 53.320
    19 101 Fabio Babini, Daniel Zampieri, Patric Niederhauser Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.512 95 1:15.997
    20 14 Lorenz Frey, Stephane Ortelli, Costa Balboa Albert Emil Frey Racing Emil Frey Jaguar G3 1:49.280 94 -1:32.554
    21 85 Luciano Bacheta, Indy Dontje, Clemens Schmid HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.023 94 -24.459
    22 10 Pro-AM Cup Stefano Costantini, Giovanni Berton, Matteo Beretta Ombra Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.732 94 8.760
    23 100 Pro-AM Cup Max Van Splunteren, Louis Machiels, Jeroen Mul Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.991 94 23.624
    24 666 Pro-AM Cup Mark Poole, Richard Abra, Joe Osborne Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.026 94 24.072
    25 76 Pro-AM Cup Maxime Jousse, Thierry Cornac, Raymond Narac IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:50.269 94 1:01.280
    26 4 Adrien De Leener, Peter Kox, Pierre Kaffer Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:50.275 94 1:01.792
    27 87 AM Cup Maurice Ricci, Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Gilles Vannelet AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:51.058 94 1:55.518
    28 488 AM Cup Pierre Ehret, Stef Vancampenhoudt Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:50.670 93 37.231
    29 77 Pro-AM Cup Clement Mateu, Jürgen Häring, Nicolas Armindo Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:50.788 93 53.159
    30 22 Pro-AM Cup Matthew Simmons, Romain Sarazin, Sean Walkinshaw Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:50.706 93 1:56.712
    31 75 Marlon Stockinger, Filip Salaquarda, Frank Stippler ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:50.320 92 -5:16.351
    32 38 Pro-AM Cup Marco Magli, Cristian Passuti, Lorenzo Case Antonelli Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:51.102 92 1:15.102
    33 2 Stuart Leonard, Robin Frijns, Michael Meadows Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:50.318 92 1:18.627
    34 69 AM Cup Miro Konopka, Andrzej Lewandowski, Teodor Myszkowski ARC Bratislava Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:52.236 91 1:14.800
    35 24 Pro-AM Cup Tom Onslow-Cole, Ian Loggie, Callum Macleod Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:50.369 90 34.795
    36 59 Struan Moore, Alex Fontana, Andrew Watson Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:49.857 89 1:16.250
    37 49 AM Cup Garry Kondakov, Alexander Moiseev, Ricardo Ragazzi AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.461 89 1:36.987
    38 42 AM Cup Niels Stievenart, Jörg Viebahn, Thomas Nicolle CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:52.865 84 48.009
    39 12 Pro-AM Cup Karim Ojjeh, Julian Darras, Olivier Grotz Boutsen Ginion Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:52.437 83 -18:39.664
    40 19 Michele Beretta, Andrea Piccini, Luca Stolz GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.135 81 -20:53.918
    41 89 Pro-AM Cup Laurent Cazenave, Daniele Perfetti, Michael Lyons AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.890 81 20.645
    42 78 Pro-AM Cup Leo Machitski, Marco Attard, Marco Mapelli Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.330 80 50.759
    NC 41 Pro-AM Cup Benjamin Lariche, Theo Filler, Dino Lunardi CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.758 65 17.223
    NC 50 Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo, Alessandro Pier Guidi AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:50.145 49 -1:14:55.325
    99 Philipp Eng, Dirk Werner, Alexander Sims Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:50.413 47 -1:30:39.788
    98 Klaus Graf, Stef Dusseldorp, Lucas Luhr Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:51.254 34 -1:26:45.119
    29 Christopher Brück, Jules Gounon, Christopher Zöchling Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:51.953 33 -1:57:24.134
    NC 888 AM Cup Vadim Glitin, Marco Zanuttini, Liam Talbot Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:52.354 27 -2:08:51.633
    NC 111 AM Cup Bernard Delhez, Stephen Earle, David Perel Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:52.666 26 -2:08:53.670
    NC 90 Ezequiel Perez Companc, Raffaele Giammaria, Alessandro Balzan AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.533 20 -2:22:32.275
    NC 52 Pro-AM Cup Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:51.547 18 -2:19:45.651
    NC 91 Frederic Laberge Jean, Darryl O Young, Alex Tagliani Zakspeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:51.175 13 -2:35:25.473
    NC 30 AM Cup Chris Cooper, Chris Harris, Derek Pierce Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:51.599 13 -2:33:23.962
    NC 25 Pro-AM Cup Christian Kelders, Marc Rostan, Marco Bonanomi Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:53.952 12 -2:37:01.041
    NC 51 AM Cup Peter Mann, Francisco Guedes, Rion Mastronardi AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:53.029 12 -2:36:59.479
    15 Pro-AM Cup Max Koebolt, Giorgio Roda, Stefano Colombo BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 1:54.823 3 -2:54:27.666
    34 Pro-AM Cup Jiri Pisarik, Matteo Malucelli Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 1 -2:58:01.651

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    EX = Excluded
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Clasificaciones Pilotos: (Endurance Cup)

    2016 Standings

    Blancpain GT Drivers

    Pos Driver/Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total
    QR MR QR MR QR MR QR MR QR MR
    1 Laurens Vanthoor 4 25 29
    1 Frederic Vervisch 4 25 29
    2 Philipp Eng 6 15 21
    2 Alexander Sims 6 15 21
    3 Maximilian Buhk 2 18 20
    3 Dominik Baumann 2 18 20
    4 Alvaro Parente 12 12
    4 Rob Bell 12 12
    5 Filip Salaquarda 10 10
    5 Frank Stippler 10 10
    6 Norbert Siedler 1 8 9
    6 Marco Seefried 1 8 9
    7 Maxime Soulet 8 8
    7 Andy Soucek 8 8
    8 Bernd Schneider 6 6
    8 Jules Szymkowiak 6 6
    9 Christopher Mies 4 4
    9 Enzo Ide 4 4
    10 Dries Vanthoor 3 3
    10 Robin Frijns 3 3
    11 Ezequiel Perez Companc 2 2
    11 Raffaele Giammaria 2 2
    12 Daniel Zampieri 1 1
    12 Patric Niederhauser 1 1
    Última edición por llumia; 25/04/2016 a las 16:52
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Clasificación Equipos: (Endurance Cup)

    2016 Standings

    Blancpain GT Teams

    Pos Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total
    QR MR QR MR QR MR QR MR QR MR
    1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 4 25 29

    2 HTP Motorsport 3 18 21

    3 ROWE Racing 6 15 21

    4 Garage 59 12 12

    5 Rinaldi Racing 2 8 10

    6 ISR 10 10

    7 Bentley Team M-Sport 8 1 9

    9 AF Corse 4 4

    10 Attempto Racing 2 2

    11 Akka ASP 1 1
    Última edición por llumia; 25/04/2016 a las 16:53
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    La próxima prueba de las Series nos lleva a UK donde se celebrará la segunda prueba de la Sprint Cup:

    Brands Hatch Great Britain
    7 - 8 May 2016


    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

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    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    El circuito:

    Última edición por llumia; 25/04/2016 a las 16:58
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Programa:

    Timetable Free Practice 1
    Saturday, 7 May
    09:40
    08:40 GMT
    Free Practice 2
    Saturday, 7 May
    14:00
    13:00 GMT
    Qualifying
    Saturday, 7 May
    17:00
    16:00 GMT
    Qualifying Race
    Sunday, 8 May
    12:05
    11:05 GMT
    Main Race
    Sunday, 8 May
    16:20
    15:20 GMT
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    2016 | Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

    Brands Hatch / Entry List

    Car # Team Nat. Driver 1 Nat. Driver 2 Nat. Car Class
    1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Frederic Vervisch BEL Laurens Vanthoor BEL Audi R8 LMS -
    2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Stuart Leonard GBR Michael Meadows GBR Audi R8 LMS Silver Cup
    3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Rodrigo Baptista BRA Sergio Jimenez PRT Audi R8 LMS -
    4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Dries Vanthoor BEL Robin Frijns NDL Audi R8 LMS -
    5 Phoenix Racing Nicolaj Møller Madsen DNK Markus Pommer DEU Audi R8 LMS Silver Cup
    6 Phoenix Racing Niki Mayr-Melnhof AUT Markus Winkelhock DEU Audi R8 LMS -
    7 Bentley Team M-Sport Vincent Abril MCO Steven Kane GBR Bentley Continental GT3 -
    8 Bentley Team M-Sport Maxime Soulet BEL Andy Soucek ESP Bentley Continental GT3 -
    11 Kessel Racing Michael Broniszewski POL Giacomo Piccini ITA Ferrari 488 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
    16 GRT Grasser Racing Team Jeroen Bleekemolen NDL Stefan Rosina SVK Lamborghini Huracan GT3 -
    19 GRT Grasser Racing Team Michele Beretta ITA Luca Stolz DEU Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Silver Cup
    22 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Ricardo Sanchez MEX Sean Walkinshaw GBR Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Silver Cup
    23 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Mitsunori Takaboshi JPN Alex Buncombe GBR Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 -
    25 Sainteloc Racing Romain Monti FRA Edward Sandström SWE Audi R8 LMS -
    26 Sainteloc Racing Mike Parisy FRA Christopher Haase DEU Audi R8 LMS -
    33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Enzo Ide BEL Christopher Mies DEU Audi R8 LMS -
    36 Team a-workx Didi Gonzales DEU Sebastian Asch DEU Porsche 911 GT3 R (911) Pro-Am Cup
    55 AF Corse Claudio Sdanewitsch DEU Stéphane Lemeret BEL Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Am Cup
    58 Garage 59 Rob Bell GBR Alvaro Parente PRT McLaren 650 S GT3 -
    59 Garage 59 Martin Plowman GBR Côme Ledogar FRA McLaren 650 S GT3 -
    63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Nicolas Pohler DEU Mirko Bortolotti ITA Lamborghini Huracan GT3 -
    66 Black Pearl Racing Steve Parrow AUT Daniel Keilwitz DEU Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Pro-Am Cup
    74 ISR Marlon Stockinger PHL Franck Perera FRA Audi R8 LMS -
    75 ISR Frank Stippler DEU Filip Salaquarda CZE Audi R8 LMS -
    77 Attempto Racing Davide Valsecchi ITA Marco Mapelli ITA Lamborghini Huracan GT3 -
    84 HTP Motorsport Dominik Baumann AUT Maximilian Buhk DEU Mercedes-AMG GT3 -
    85 HTP Motorsport Clemens Schmid AUT Jazeman Jaafar MAL Mercedes-AMG GT3 -
    86 HTP Motorsport Bernd Schneider DEU Jules Szymkowiak NDL Mercedes-AMG GT3 -
    87 AKKA ASP Jean-Luc Beaubelique FRA Morgan Moullin-Traffort FRA Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro-Am Cup
    88 AKKA ASP Felix Rosenqvist SWE Tristan Vautier FRA Mercedes-AMG GT3 -
    89 AKKA ASP Christophe Bourret FRA Jean-Philippe Belloc FRA Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro-Am Cup
    90 AF Corse Ezequiel Perez Companc ARG Raffaele Giammaria ITA Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 -
    98 Rowe Racing Stef Dusseldorp NDL Jesse Krohn FIN BMW F13 M6 GT3 -
    99 Rowe Racing Alexander Sims GBR Philipp Eng AUT BMW F13 M6 GT3 -
    100 Attempto Racing Max Van Splunteren NDL Jeroen Mul NDL Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Silver Cup
    101 Attempto Racing Daniel Zampieri ITA Patric Niederhauser CHE Lamborghini Huracan GT3 -
    333 Rinaldi Racing Marco Seefried DEU Norbert Siedler AUT Ferrari 488 GT3 -
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Última edición por llumia; 09/08/2016 a las 16:44
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Clasificación [sirve para formar la parrilla de salida de la Carrera de Clasificación]




    Franck Perera gives ISR Racing Audi their first pole


    Franck Perera secured pole position for tomorrow’s Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup qualifying race after a closely fought third part of qualifying at Brands Hatch earlier today. The Frenchman, driving the #74 ISR Audi R8, was less than one tenth quicker than HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG drivers Jules Szymkowi-ak and Jazeman Jaafar. Morgan Moullin-Traffort in the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG was fastest of the Pro-Am drivers, while Luca Stolz’s #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini ended up quickest in Silver Cup. With the first 14 cars lap-ping within half a second, tomorrow’s two Brands Hatch races should be very close.

    Despite the slight threat of rain in the early afternoon, qualifying for round three of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series was run in sunny conditions. The first two parts of qualifying were largely incident-free, but with 24 cars circulating within the same second and only 19 going through to Q3, there were always going to be tears for some of the favourites and outsiders. One of the more notable contenders not to make the cut was the Misano Qualifying Race-winning #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental of Maxime Soulet and Andy Soucek. The Belgian-Spanish duo, who are currently fifth in the overall driver standings, will start Sunday's qualifying race from 24th.
    In Q3 finding a clear lap was crucial. And Franck Perera, who joined ISR’s Audi squad at the start of 2016, managed exactly that in the final segment. His 1m23.260s was enough to give the Czech team its first pole position since joining the Blancpain GT Series.
    Not that Perera could start his celebrations early. Jules Szymkowiak and Jazeman Jaafar, driving the #86 and #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG respectively, both came within one tenth of Perera's time. Indeed, with the top 14 cars covered by less than half a se-cond, there was no room for error in the final 10 minutes of qualifying. That was some-thing championship leader Dominik Baumann and Misano winner Laurens Vanthoor dis-covered the hard way: the Austrian clipped one of the advertising hoardings and the Bel-gian got stuck in traffic during his final attempt, leaving them 11th and ninth fastest respectively.
    For a long time it looked as though the fastest of the Pro-Am drivers, Morgan Moullin-Traffort in the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG, would also get a chance to make his mark in the final part of qualifying, but some last gasp improvements from others left the Frenchman a mere three hundredths shy of scraping into Q3. Right behind Moullin-Traffort was the fastest of the Silver Cup drivers: Luca Stolz and the #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini. With his main competitors only a couple of places behind him, and within two tenths, the fight for the Silver Cup promises to be keenly contested tomorrow, too.
    With only one car entered in the Am Cup, Stéphane Lemeret took no risks in the #55 AF Corse Ferrari, for his and team-mate Claudio Sdanewitsch's main aim for the weekend is to score important championship points.
    Tomorrow’s qualifying race starts at 12.05 local time, with the top-of-the-bill main race getting underway at 14.20. Live coverage is available on the official Blancpain GT Series website and app.

    Franck Perera (#74 ISR Audi): “I have no real experience of this track but we have worked really hard, both here and during pre-season, to get on top of the new car. Obvi-ously Marlon is new to GT racing but we have just done our best in a short space of time to catch the guys ahead. Qualifying at the front here is really important because it is so difficult to overtake. The aim is to win and the car is good, especially over a stint. I am really confident that we have the pace to win tomorrow’s race.
    Jules Szymkowiak (#86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): “Tomorrow is just the qualifying race but of course there are points to gain there. We will just make the best of it; I am not going to take too many risks even if the aim is to stay near the front and se-cure a good grid slot for the main race.
    Jazeman Jaafar (#85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): “It was tricky throughout, to be honest. We managed to find a good gap, which was fortunate because, for us, the tyre’s peak comes early in the run. So we maximized what we had and managed to pull out P3. I am really happy for Mercedes-AMG to be second and third on the grid. Hopefully we can fight at the front tomorrow.
    Luca Stolz (#19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini): “It would have been really nice to make it into Q3, but we missed maybe a tenth in the last sector. But I am still happy with the Silver Cup pole. It is not easy to overtake here and we need to stay out of trouble, bring it home and fight for more points in the main race.
    Morgan Moullin-Traffort (#87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG): “It is nice to be on pole in the Pro-Am Cup here, especially since this weekend is the 10th anniversary of the first ever GT3 race weekend in history and back in 2006 I took pole position for the second race. I was hoping to get into Q3 here, but I made a mistake during what should have been my fastest lap. I think we had the speed to get into the top-10 overall.
    Stéphane Lemeret (#55 AF Corse Ferrari): “My aim is to win the race and score points for the championship because in the following races I think the other Am Cup cars will return to the series. So we need to take this opportunity to build an advantage. As a driver you always want to be the fastest, but today I was the slowest! However, if you look at the other Ferrari 458 lap times, especially my AF Corse team-mate Raffaele Giammaria, he was only half a second faster than me. He is rated Gold and I am Bronze, so I think my time was decent. Okay, I am last. But the level is so high and I was only two seconds off the overall pole. I have to be happy with that. I am very proud to be part of this championship; the level is incredibly high.
    Última edición por llumia; 09/08/2016 a las 17:25
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Sábado: Carrera de clasificación:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Szymkowiak and Schneider dominate Qualifying Race at Brands Hatch


    Jules Szymkowiak and Bernd Schneider took the #86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG to a commanding win in the Qualifying Race at Brands Hatch. The Dutch-German duo eventually crossed the line with 21 seconds in hand over the #74 ISR Audi of Perera and Stockinger, with the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 of Mies and Ide taking third.

    With air temperatures close to 30° C, the qualifying race for the Brands Hatch round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series was always going to be a hot and sweaty affair. The 37-car strong pack got safely through the opening corners however, with Jules Szymkowiak in the #86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG taking over the lead from polesitter Franck Perera in the #74 ISR Audi and Christopher Mies in the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8, who started from 4th. The race quickly settled into a steady rhythm, with drivers not taking too many risks, in order not to jeopardize the main race later this afternoon.


    The mandatory driver change did not change positions in the top-3, but behind efficient pitstop work of the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT squad meant that Laurens Vanthoor and Fred Vervisch gained three positions, climbing up to fifth. Increasing the lead to well over 13 seconds, Bernd Schneider had little trouble in holding on to first and taking the win in the Qualifying Race, putting the #86 Mercedes-AMG on pole for this afternoon's Main Race. The German GT race will share the front row with Philippine driver Marlon Stockinger, who managed to hold Enzo Ide behind. Championship leaders Maxi Buhk and Dominik Baumann were penalised with a drive-through after Baumann made contact with the McLaren of Rob Bell. It means they will have to start the main race from 18th.

    In the Pro-Am Cup Morgan Moullin-Traffort used his class pole position to take a healthy lead in the first half of the race, with co-driver Jean-Luc Beaubelique finishing the job after the driver change. The French pairing in the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG also finished 29th overall. In Silver Cup Michael Meadows, Luca Stolz and Jeroen Mul had a good scrap during the opening laps, and eventually Meadows, sharing the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 with Stuart Leonard, took the win. In the Am Cup Stéphane Lemeret and Claudio Sdanewitsch brought the #55 AF Corse Ferrari home in first.

    The Main race gets underway at 16:20 UK Time.

    Bernd Schneider (#86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): "It looked easy, but Brands Hatch is a difficult circuit. I kept pushing, just to know how hard I can attack in the Main Race. But it will be difficult to get as good a start as Jules did in this Qualifying Race."

    Franck Perera (#74 ISR Audi): "I did not want to take too many risks at the start. I knew we had a good and fast car, so with a good pitstop and a good drive for Marlon - only in his third GT race - we managed to get a starting position on the front row for the Main Race."
    Última edición por llumia; 09/08/2016 a las 17:32
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Domingo: Carrera

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

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    Audi duo Mies and Ide win action-packed Main Race


    Christopher Mies and Enzo Ide took the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 to its first victory of the season in a frenetic Main Race at Brands Hatch this afternoon after holding off the #86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG shared by Bernd Schneider and Jules Szymkowiak. Bentley Boys Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet - who started this morning's Qualifying Race from 24th - picked up third thanks to an inspired drive.

    Michele Beretta and Luca Stolz produced a fine performance to win the Silver Cup and finish 10th overall aboard their #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini. Elsewhere, the Pro-Am Cup was decided in the final minutes when Kessel Racing duo Michal Broniszewski and Giacomo Puccini retook the lead and retained it until the flag, while Stéphane Lemeret and Claudio Sdanewitsch powered their #55 AF Corse Ferrari to Am Cup victory.



    Meanwhile Rob Bell, who shared fourth overall with #58 Garage 59 McLaren co-driver Alvaro Parente, is the new leader of the overall Blancpain GT Series driver standings.


    30 degrees, clear blue skies, thousands of enthusiastic race fans lining the grass banking: the Brands Hatch Main Race - round three of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series - had all the ingredients of a classic encounter. That was especially true when the drivers took it upon themselves to reward their fans with some of the world’s best GT racing.


    At the start, polesitter Bernd Schneider retained the lead in the #86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG, after which the former FIA GT champion set about building an advantage over his nearest rivals. Ide quickly surprised fellow Audi driver Marlon Stockinger to take second, but it was not long before both were being put under huge pressure by Maxime Soulet.


    The Belgian in the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental had started 10th (already 14 places further to the front than the position the Bentley had at the start of the Qualifying Race) and shot to the front like a man possessed. Fifth after two laps, Soulet managed to overtake two more cars to finish his stint right behind leader Schneider.


    But both the Mercedes-AMG and Bentley drivers were caught out by the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT crew’s lightning fast pitstop and subsequently quick laps from Mies, who had taken over from Ide. Indeed, such was the German’s pace that he was able to leapfrog both Szymkowiak and Soucek, co-drivers of Schneider and Soulet respectively, after they emerged from their mandatory stops.


    Szymkowiak tried to keep up with Mies, but found it hard to match his speed. Only the altercation between Belgian Audi Club Team WRT team-mates Sergio Jimenez and Michael Meadows, which necessitated a Safety Car period, offered Szymkowiak an opportunity to get back under the Audi’s rear wing. Mies was having none of it, though, and gave the Dutch youngster little chance at the restart. Szymkowiak maintained the pressure over the final 10 minutes, but there was no cracking Mies who took the chequered flag as a well-deserved winner.


    In Silver Cup, Beretta made a blinding start in the #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini and swiftly overtook the then Silver Cup leader, who had started eight places higher on the grid. The green Huracan behaved perfectly in the sweltering conditions, providing Stolz with a chance to also score overall points by finishing 10th.


    In the Pro-Am Cup Misano and Monza class winner Broniszewski made the best start to quickly move his #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari into the lead. Co-driver Piccini looked equally untroubled before contact with another car forced him to pull out all the stops in the final laps to cross the line first.


    Claudio Sdanewitsch and Stéphane Lemeret's main aim for this weekend was to score important points for the Am Cup, and the German-Belgian pairing looked set to do exactly that up until Lémeret was caught by the battling leaders in the final minutes of the race. The Belgian needed some good reflexes to keep out of their way, and managed to get to the end without further incidents.


    Drivers quotes



    Enzo Ide (#33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): “We had some bad luck last season with penalties but finally I have my first Sprint Cup win with Christopher. There have been podiums but this is something different and special, especially as I am sat here surrounded by fully professional drivers. It is fantastic!”


    Bernd Schneider (#86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): “My start was really good so I was able to build a little gap. Then, over the final two laps of my stint, I ran into a lot of traffic so radioed the team to say we should stop earlier, but because HTP is running three cars that was not possible. Instead we stopped a bit later. Some drivers did not respect the blue flags so I lost at least three seconds there. Then I think our pitstop was not as fast as it could have been, which all together gave Christopher [Mies] the chance to pass us.


    Andy Soucek (#8 Bentley Team M-Sport): “I did not think we would be able to finish P10 in the first race but it all came together for us this weekend. Clearly qualifying was not our strongest suit but we made it work. Maxime was the man today climbing from P10 to P4 in the initial part of the race before I got in and finished third. His stint was unbelievable. The flip side is I suffered with the used tyres while trying to keep Parente and Perera behind me; they were a bit quicker. I also struggled after the Safety Car period but just focused on making no mistakes and bringing the car home. This is our third podium in as many races, which is mega.”


    Luca Stolz (#19 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini): “The team changed the entire gearbox in two hours, which is really difficult to do. The key today was a really good pitstop and fast first stint from Michele on the new tyres. It was really difficult for me in the end on used tyres but it worked out okay because it is so difficult to overtake here. In the end finishing P10 overall and winning the Silver Cup is a great result for us.

    Giacomo Puccini (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari): “It was an interesting last few laps when [Jazeman] Jaafar tried pushing me out. I do not know what that was about. Anyway, Michal made a super start to overtake the Mercedes-AMG, which really helped us win the race. Honestly, it was not as easy as Misano. We struggled more and had to fight for this one. Thanks to the team who did a great job.


    Stephane Lemeret (#55 AF Corse Ferrari) : “It was very difficult after the Safety Car, as I knew it would be on the old tyres. I was much slower than the leaders queued up behind before the restart and said on the radio it would be a nightmare! The problem with Brands Hatch is that it is so narrow, which makes overtaking difficult. I know that Andy Soucek struggled to get past, and I apologise, but what more could I do? There was no other solution. Those final 10 minutes were the toughest of the weekend.
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    El circuito, de sobra conocido:




    El Programa:

    Timetable

    Bronze Test
    Saturday, 14 May
    09:00
    08:00 GMT
    Free practice
    Saturday, 14 May
    10:55
    09:55 GMT

    Pre Qualifying
    Saturday, 14 May
    16:30
    15:30 GMT
    Qualifying 1
    Sunday, 15 May
    09:00
    08:00 GMT
    Qualifying 2
    Sunday, 15 May
    09:23
    08:23 GMT
    Qualifying 3
    Sunday, 15 May
    09:49
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    Main Race
    Sunday, 15 May
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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Free Practice:

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    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

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    AF Corse’s Fisichella paces Free Practice at Silverstone



    A single flying lap was enough for Giancarlo Fisichella to comfortably top Blancpain GT Series free practice at Silverstone this morning ahead of tomorrow’s second Endurance Cup round of the season.

    Franck Perera made much of the early running in his ISR Audi R8 LMS but was pushed down to second overall with little more than half of the 90-minute session remaining by Fisichella, whose 1m59.767s lap aboard the #53 AF Corse Ferrari 488 would remain the benchmark thereafter.

    Perera’s best, set early in the session, was 0.4s shy of the Italian’s time but still good enough to seal second overall ahead of Marco Mapelli’s Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan. His lap, less than two tenths shy of Perera’s, ensured Pro Am-entered cars filled the top three positions overall.

    Belgian Audi Club Team WRT were next up, Robin Frijns in the #2 R8 LMS leading the sister machine of Laurens Vanthoor, while a late effort from Patric Niederhauser vaulted his Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan into the top-six.

    Team Parker Racing’s Chris Harris led the Am Cup standings for much of Free Practice before another late lap, this time from David Perel, helped his Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 snatch top spot and 30th overall.
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

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    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Pre "qualy:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Early effort leaves Bortolotti and GRT Grasser Racing Team fastest in Silverstone Pre-Qualifying



    GRT Grasser Racing Team’s Mirko Bortolotti recorded the fastest time in a red flag-interrupted Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Pre-Qualifying session at Silverstone this afternoon, although the Italian was unable to better Giancarlo Fisichella’s free practice benchmark.

    Just one second covered the first 17 positions, which also comprised no less than eight manufacturers, suggesting that tomorrow morning’s qualifying session should once again be a dramatic affair.

    The hour-and-a-half-long session was barely 10 minutes old when Bortolotti set the 1m59.873s lap that would remain unbeaten throughout the afternoon. Marco Mapelli came closest to toppling his countryman, but the Barwell Motorsport-run Lamborghini Huracan ultimately had to settle for second after recording a time just 0.080s slower.

    Franck Perera backed up finishing second in free practice with third in Pre-Qualifying. The Frenchman was another driver to set his time early in the session before ISR, along with most teams, turned their attention to long-run set-up.

    0.004s further back was Maro Engel in the Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG, while Andy Soucek survived a clash with Nicolas Armindo - which resulted in a lengthy red flag period - to post the fifth fastest time late in the session behind the wheel of his Bentley Team M-Sport Continental.

    Scuderia Praha’s Matteo Malucelli was the first of the Ferrari drivers in sixth, one place ahead of Alexander Sims’ Rowe Racing BMW M6, which set its fastest time just before the session was interrupted with 25 minutes remaining.

    Indeed, the bizarre incident involving Armindo, whose Attempto Racing Porsche speared into the new start/finish straight pit-wall after tangling with Soucek’s Bentley, meant Pre-Qualifying finally restarted with less than 10 minutes remaining.

    While some drivers elected to take new tyres for their final dash, it was actually a mistake from Michael Meadows at Becketts - which saw the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 cut part of the track - that helped the Briton unfairly leapfrog Bortolotti at the top. But there was no fooling Race Control who subsequently scratched the time.

    Mapelli might have missed out on the fastest overall lap but his effort was still enough for Barwell to end the session top of Pro-Am, while the Stephen Earle/Bernard Delhez/David Perel Kessel Racing Ferrari once again finished quickest of the Am Cup contingent.
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

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    "Qualy":

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    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    GRT Grasser Racing Team’s Bortolotti seals record-breaking Silverstone pole for Lamborghini



    Mirko Bortolotti smashed the Blancpain GT Series qualifying lap record at Silverstone this morning to secure pole position for round two of the 2016 Endurance Cup. Franck Perera lines up alongside the Italian having secured top spot in Pro-Am, while David Perel ended the session comfortably fastest of the Am Cup contingent.

    Sunny skies and warm temperatures were ever-present throughout the three 15-minute sessions, although the final grid positions were only decided in the latter. Rowe Racing’s Maxime Martin and Philipp Eng respectively topped Q1 and Q2 for BMW, but it was Bortolotti who ‘produced the lap of [his] life’ to seal GRT Grasser Racing Team’s fourth Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup pole with the Lamborghini Huracan.

    Bortolotti was entrusted with the final segment of qualifying after also topping yesterday’s afternoon session, and did not disappoint. The team’s pre-determined tyre-saving strategy saw him jump aboard with the #16 Huracan languishing at the bottom of the standings, before his subsequent 1m58.469s lap vaulted the car into pole position.

    The time, 2.4s faster than the Series’ existing qualifying lap record, was also 0.268s quicker than Perera’s best, which had previously helped him hold provisional pole. The Frenchman’s ISR Audi R8 starts second ahead of Alexander Sims’ Q1 and Q2 pace-setting #99 Rowe Racing BMW M6.

    HTP Motorsport’s Monza pole-winner Maxi Buhk starts fourth in his Mercedes-AMG, ahead of the crowd favourite Emil Frey-run Jaguar that secured its best-ever Blancpain GT Series qualifying result. It also means that as many different manufacturers will start this afternoon’s race from the first five positions.

    The Pro-Am top-three was completed by Scuderia Praha’s Matteo Malucelli (Ferrari) and Oman Racing Team’s Jonny Adam (Aston Martin), who had earlier seen co-driver Devon Modell stop at Brooklands with only three wheels on his V12 Vantage. Both cars start inside the top-10.

    David Perel proved the class of the Am Cup class aboard his Kessel Racing Ferrari 458, which lapped six tenths faster than Gilles Vannelet’s AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG. Team Parker Racing’s Chris Harris completed the class top-there aboard his Bentley Continental.

    Mirko Bortolotti, #16 GRT Grasser Racing Lamborghini Huracan: “I would say it was the lap of my life; really a perfect lap. There was no traffic, which is so important in this championship with so many cars on track at the same time. If you get a free spot you need to go for it as soon as you can, and I managed to do that. I think we have good long-run pace to challenge for victory this afternoon.”

    Franck Perera, #74 ISR Audi R8 LMS: “The car is pretty good and we did a decent job yesterday with the set-up. It is also another example of how far we have come as a team since Misano. I really like Silverstone; I was on pole here two years ago with the Porsche. I knew the first lap would be really important and although maybe I could have found a little more I’m still happy with the time. We have a good driver line-up and worked towards race set-up yesterday, so should be able to fight for the win.”

    Alexander Sims, #99 Rowe Racing BMW M6: “I thought the lap time was pretty sensible; we didn’t have another half a second to beat Mirko, so full credit to him for that time. I thought we got everything out of the package this morning. It’s always better to start near the front but we’ve also got to keep pinching ourselves because it was only six weeks ago we lined up for the first race without Rowe having completed a full winter’s worth of testing. We are still getting to grips with the M6. Hopefully we can stay in the mix for podium places.”

    David Perel, #111 Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia: “I’m happy because this is my first time at Silverstone. It is very satisfying, especially as my first ever race in 2014 was with Mirko. It is great to share the press conference with him. The lap was ok but not ideal as I was blocked by the #1 Audi, but I’m still very proud to be on pole on my Blancpain GT Series debut. I have played Playstation my whole life and raced at Silverstone over and over again, but never thought I would be here on pole. It’s truly surreal!”
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Main race:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

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    HTP Motorsport’s Buhk, Baumann and Jaafar clinch victory at Silverstone



    HTP Motorsport’s Maxi Buhk, Dominik Baumann and Jazeman Jaafar emerged victorious from a hard-fought Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup encounter at Silverstone earlier today after surviving a late Safety Car period.
    The #84 Mercedes-AMG was chased all the way by Belgian Audi Club Team WRT’s Vanthoor brothers Laurens and Dries, with their team-mate Fred Vervisch, while the pole-winning #16 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan driven by Mirko Bortolotti, Rolf Ineichen and Jeroen Bleekemolen completed the podium.

    Black Falcon made it two victories for Mercedes-AMG when Maro Engel’s late heroics secured Pro-Am honours, while Pierre Ehret and Stef Vancampenhoudt’s Rinaldi Racing-entered Ferrari 488 claimed the Am Cup spoils.




    The fight for overall victory boiled down to a heavyweight match-up between Buhk and Laurens Vanthoor, who emerged from their final pit-stops separated by just 2.4s. That they did owed much to WRT’s strategy of short-fuelling Dries, who had earlier jumped from seventh to second overall after Vervisch gained four places during his opening stint.

    The gap between the leaders fluctuated depending on the traffic, but when the Safety Car was called with 40 minutes remaining, Buhk had managed to build up a five second advantage. Vanthoor immediately went on the attack once the action resumed with 20 minutes remaining but could do nothing about the Mercedes-AMG ahead and eventually came home just 0.9s adrift.

    Bleekemolen brought the GRT Grasser Racing Lamborghini home third overall after a relatively trouble-free run to the flag. Co-driver Mirko Bortolotti had earlier converted his pole position into the lead but was tracked throughout his opening stint by the persistent Franck Perera. Time and again the ISR Audi R8 LMS looked to challenge, but Bortolotti held firm during their scintillating dice.

    Ineichen retained the Lamborghini’s position after the opening round of stops but, after being blocked in traffic, found himself bumped down to third in quick succession by Dries Vanthoor and Jaafar, who also subsequently made the decisive move of the race by passing the Audi.

    A consistent run helped Maxime Martin, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng’s Rowe Racing BMW come home fourth after the latter snatched the place from Indy Dontje's #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG following the Safety Car restart. The Dutch driver remained glued to the M6’s tail thereafter but was powerless to re-take the position.

    Garage 59’s stealthy approach paid off for Rob Bell, Come Ledogar and Shane Van Gisbergen whose consistent collective effort helped their #58 McLaren finish sixth, one place ahead of Gregory Guilvert, Mike Parisy and Christopher Haase’s Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS which had started 20th overall.

    Victory means Buhk and Baumann now lead the overall Blancpain GT series standings from Bell, while the HTP Motorsport duo plus Jaafar also top the Endurance Cup points.
    Perera’s fast opening stint gave ISR an excellent chance of winning the Pro-Am class. However, that was without factoring in the late Safety Car and Engel who surged from third to first during the final lap and a bit.

    The Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG he shares with Miguel Toril and Oliver Morley first passed Jonny Adam’s Oman Racing Team Aston Martin at Brooklands before setting off in pursuit of Philippe Giauque, who was powerless to resist over the final lap.

    Indeed, Adam - who shared his Aston Martin with Devon Modell and Ahmad Al Harthy - also pinched second from the ISR Audi on the final lap to leave Giauque, Perera and Henry Hassid third at the chequered flag.

    The Am Cup could have been won by any number of squads: Team Parker Racing’s Chris Harris dominated the opening stint before spinning away much of his advantage, before the Kaspersky Motorsport Ferrari assumed the lead. But it was Ehret and Vancampenhoudt who ultimately prevailed aboard their 488, despite the latter only arriving in time for this morning’s qualifying session.
    Driver quotes

    Jazeman Jaafar, #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG: “I pushed really hard to try and capitalise on the opportunity we had. The car’s pace was really good and the balance felt strong throughout so I took the chance when it arose and then tried to pull out a gap. It is also an amazing feeling to win a Blancpain GT Series race.

    Fred Vervisch, #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS: “Our pace was quite good once everything settled down. It is not easy to overtake but we optimised the open spaces when we had the chance and obviously tried to go as fast as we could. But at the same time we were also planning an hour ahead by trying to save fuel so that the strategy would work. In the end this is a great team performance and result.

    Mirko Bortolotti, #16 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan: “We struggled a little bit with the tyres once they went off, so Franck’s [Perera] Audi was a little bit faster over the latter half of the stint. I struggled to keep him behind me because he was quicker out of the corners, and there was also the traffic to contend with. So I was really happy to hand the car over still in the lead. The team and my co-drivers were excellent all weekend and I do not think we could have achieved anything more.

    Oliver Morley, #56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG: “The weekend has definitely had a few lows and we never expected such a high. It just demonstrates the never-give-up spirit of our team and my co-drivers. We just kept grinding it out, which is one of the big pleasures of endurance racing; You never know what might happen. It is testament to our team. Maro and Miguel always do a great job and it is a privilege to drive with them.”

    Pierre Ehret, #488 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488: “We could not qualify in the way that we would have liked to but knew consistency would be key in the race. I had a lot of practice yesterday as a result of Stef only arriving this morning so hats off to him for such a great drive across his two stints today. We knew our average speed would be enough over the race distance to make up positions.
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

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    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

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    Próxima prueba: Los 1000 km de Paul Ricard:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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