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llumia
11/04/2016, 10:27
Como nos gusta el olor a gasolina y las nos encantan las carreras, abrimos un hio para otras series, las Blancpain GT Series.

Un poco de historia:

Encouraged by the success of the Blancpain Endurance Series, world-renowned Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain and the SRO Motorsports Group decide at the end of 2013 to extend their partnership to the Sprint series, previously promoted as the FIA GT Series, offering teams and drivers the opportunity to compete for an overall Blancpain GT Series title, linking sprint and endurance.

The Blancpain Sprint Series runs over seven events with two races of one hour per event. Particular emphasis is placed on the promotion of future talents, with the creation of the Silver Cup and the Sean Edwards Trophy as part of the Pro-Am Cup.


The objective of the Blancpain Endurance Series, five events centred around the Total 24 Hours of Spa, is to take GT3 cars into endurance racing formats of three hours with two mandatory pit stops.


Blancpain Endurance Series and Blancpain Sprint Series have their separate classifications and award separate titles, but they are joined together through a Blancpain GT Series titles for teams and drivers, for those in a position to compete in both.

Some history



2011-2012:
Since the new FIA GT1 World Championship was based on a sprint format, there was a need for an international GT endurance championship.

The Blancpain Endurance Series is launched and meets instant success with a strong level of entries for the five-race series centred around the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The Blancpain Endurance Series is the result of twenty years of motorsport experience built by the SRO Motorsports Group.


The recipe was quite simple: to bring GT3 cars to endurance racing, by setting up a convivial championship which met the requirements and expectations of teams and drivers alike. The Blancpain Endurance Series quickly becomesthe new reference point in GT racing.


After a second successful GT1 World season in 2011 with two races in China and a spectacular demonstration run in the Beijing Olympic Park, the announcement of the FIA GT World Cup as part of the newly-launched FIA World Endurance Championship cast doubts over the Championship’s future. Despite having added Russia to the calendar and running the Championship with GT3 cars, the 2012 season was difficult enough to convince SRO to drop the World title but to preserve a sprint format in GT Racing for 2013.


2013:
The Blancpain Endurance Series consolidates its reputation as the benchmark for GT3 series. The series is brought into more homes than ever, with among others, Eurosport and RTL committing significant coverage to the races.

For the international sprint series, 2013 is a transition year, during which SRO Motorsports Group proves that there was a place for such a series alongside the Blancpain Endurance Series. The FIA GT Series, run under the aegis of the RACB with an FIA title, continues in the footsteps of the FIA GT1 World and GT3 European Championships. With an average of 22 cars per event over the season and culminating in a successful and popular season finale in Baku the FIA GT Series meets all expectations.


2014:
By bringing the Blancpain Sprint Series and Blancpain Endurance Series under a common banner, the growth of GT racing in Europe continues. Both promotion and TV coverage enjoy increasing figures.

2015:
Encouraged by the success of the inaugural season, the development of the Blancpain GT Series continues, with new venues like Misano and Moscow. The introduction of prize money in the Blancpain Endurance Series sees a growing number of teams participating in both Endurance and Sprint Series.

2016:
After successfully developing their partnership through the Blancpain Endurance Series and the Blancpain Sprint Series, world-renowned Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain and the SRO Motorsports Group have decided that 2016 will see both successful Series further integrated into the Blancpain GT Series, putting the emphasis on the prestigious overall drivers' and manufacturers' titles.


With both the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup now sharing the same driver categories and points system, the ten round - five sprint events and five endurace events - Blancpain GT Series season will crown the most complete of GT drivers.


A Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup event consists of two races of one hour per event, while the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup races range from three-hour events through a 1000 km race to the season highlight of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the world’s leading 24-hour race reserved for GT3 cars.

llumia
11/04/2016, 10:29
Como se indica más arriba, las series Blancpain GT han fusionado las Series Blancpain de carreras al sprint y las de resistencia. Habrá 5 pruebas de cada una. Las carreras al sprint duran 1 hora y las de resistencia 3h salvo las 24 horas de Spa.

llumia
11/04/2016, 10:30
El calendario:

Calendar

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-france.png Circuit Paul Ricard / France
9 - 10 March 2016
TEST DAY / Blancpain GT Series

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-italy.png Misano / Italy
8 - 10 April 2016
Round 1 / Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/60/italie-circuit-tbc)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-italy.png Monza / Italy
23 - 24 April 2016
Round 1 / Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/61/monza)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-great-britain.png Brands Hatch / Great Britain
7 - 8 May 2016
Round 2 / Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/62/brands-hatch)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-great-britain.png Silverstone / Great Britain
14 - 15 May 2016
Round 2 / Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/64/silverstone)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-france.png Circuit Paul Ricard / France
24 - 25 June 2016
Round 3 / Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/65/circuit-paul-ricard-endurance-1000kms)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-germany.png Nürburgring / Germany
1 - 3 July 2016
Round 3 / Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/66/n%C3%BCrburgring)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-belgium.png Spa-Francorchamps / Belgium
5 July 2016
TEST DAY / Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-belgium.png Total 24 Hours of Spa / Belgium
28 - 31 July 2016
Round 4 / Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/68/total-24-hours-of-spa)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-hungary.png Budapest / Hungary
26 - 28 August 2016
Round 4 / Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/69/budapest)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-germany.png Nürburgring / Germany
17 - 18 September 2016
Round 5 / Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/70/n%C3%BCrburgring)
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/flag-calendar-spain.png Barcelona / Spain
1 - 2 October 2016
Round 5 / Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
(http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/71/barcelona)

llumia
11/04/2016, 10:44
Los coches:

Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/38/aston-martin-vantage-v12-gT3

Audi R8 LMS

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/39/audi-r8-lms

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/40/audi-r8-lms-ultra

Bentley Continental GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/41/bentley-continental-gt3

BMW M6 GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/53/bmw-m6-gt3

BMW Z4 GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/42/bmw-z4-gt3

Emil Frey Jaguar G3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/43/emil-frey-jaguar-g3

Ferrari 458 Italia GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/44/ferrari-458-italia-gt3

Ferrari 488 GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/52/ferrari-488-gt3

Lamborghini Gallardo G3 Reiter

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/45/Lamborghini-Gallardo-gt3-Reiter

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/46/lamborghini-huracan-gt3

Lamborghini REX

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/47/lamborghini-rex

McLaren 650S GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/48/mclaren-650s-gt3

Mercedes-AMG GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/55/mercedes-amg-gt3

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/49/mercedes-benz-sls-amg-gt3

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/50/nissan-gt-r-nismo-gt3

Porsche 911 GT3 R

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/54/porsche-911-gt3-r


Porsche 997 GT3-R


http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/car/51/porsche-997-gt3-r

llumia
11/04/2016, 10:45
Los equipos:

Teams | Blancpain GT Series

AF Corse (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/240/af-corse)
AF2 Motorsport (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/262/af2-motorsport)
Akka ASP (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/245/akka-asp)
ARC Bratislava (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/263/arc-bratislava)
Attempto Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/248/attempto-racing)
Attempto Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/260/attempto-racing)
Barwell Motorsport (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/261/barwell-motorsport)
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/231/belgian-audi-club-team-wrt)
Bentley Team M-Sport (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/233/m-sport-bentley)
Black Falcon (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/241/black-falcon)
Black PearL Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/251/black-pearl-by-rinaldi)
BMW Team Italia (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/264/bmw-team-italia)
Boutsen Ginion Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/235/boutsen-ginion-racing-)
Classic & Modern Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/256/classic-modern-racing)
Classic & Modern Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/257/classic-modern-racing)
Emil Frey Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/237/emil-frey-racing)
Garage 59 (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/242/garage-59)
GRT Grasser Racing Team (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/236/grasser-racing-team)
HTP Motorsport (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/244/htp-motorsport)
IMSA Performance (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/259/imsa-performance)
ISR (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/243/isr)
Kessel Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/234/kessel-racing)
Konrad Motorsport (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/252/konrad-motorsport)
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/238/nissan-gt-academy-team-rjn)
Oman Racing Team (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/258/oman-racing-team)
Ombra Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/253/ombra-racing)
Phoenix Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/232/phoenix-racing)
Rinaldi Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/249/rinaldi-racing)
ROWE Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/247/rowe-racing)
Sainteloc Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/239/sainteloc-racing)
Team a-workx (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/250/team-a-workx)
Team Parker Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/255/team-parker-racing)
X-Bionic Racing Team (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/265/x-bionic-racing-team)
Zakspeed (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/246/zakspeed)

llumia
11/04/2016, 10:47
Los pilotos:

Drivers | Blancpain GT Series

Richard Abra (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1105/richard-abra)
Vincent Abril (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/983/vincent-abril)
Jonathan Adam (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1085/jonathan-adam)
Ahmad Al Harthy (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1084/ahmad-al-harty)
Filipe Albuquerque (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/974/filipe-albuquerque)
Sebastian Asch (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1004/sebastian-asch)
Marco Attard (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1102/marco-attard)
Fabio Babini (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1073/fabio-babini)
Alessandro Balzan (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1067/alessandro-balzan)
Rodrigo Baptista (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/975/rodrigo-baptista)
Dominik Baumann (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1022/dominik-baumann)
Jean-Luc Beaubelique (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1028/jean-luc-beaubelique)
Rob Bell (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1010/rob-bell)
Michele Beretta (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/992/michele-beretta)
Jeroen Bleekemolen (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/989/jeroen-bleekemolen)
Alessandro Bonacini (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1075/alessandro-bonacini)
Lorenzo Bontempelli (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1090/lorenzo-bontempelli)
Mirko Bortolotti (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1012/mirko-bortolotti)
Michael Broniszewski (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/986/michael-broniszewski)
Maximilian Buhk (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1021/maximilian-buhk)
Alex Buncombe (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/995/alex-buncombe)
Duncan Cameron (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1087/duncan-cameron)
Nick Catsburg (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1037/nick-catsburg)
Adam Christodoulou (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1059/adam-christodoulou)
Stefano Colombo (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1134/stefano-colombo)
Thierry Cornac (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1098/thierry-cornac)
Victor Côrrea (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1109/victor-c%C3%B4rrea)
Julian Darras (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1078/julian-darras)
Adrien de Leener (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1047/adrien-de-leener)
Bernard Delhez (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1124/bernard-delhez)
Craig Dolby (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1139/craig-dolby)
Stef Dusseldorp (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1036/stef-dusseldorp)
Stephen Earle (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1123/stephen-earle)
Pierre Ehret (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1126/pierre-ehret)
Philipp Eng (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1038/philipp-eng)
Maro Engel (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1094/maro-engel)
Jack Falla (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1019/jack-falla)
Giancarlo Fisichella (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1091/giancarlo-fisichella)
Alex Fontana (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1065/alex-fontana)
Lorenz Frey (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1051/lorenz-frey)
Robin Frijns (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/977/robin-frijns)
Raffaelle Gianmaria (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1035/raffaelle-gianmaria)
Vadim Gitlin (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1107/vadim-gitlin)
Didi Gonzales (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1137/didi-gonzales)
Matt Griffin (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1088/matt-griffin)
Olivier Grotz (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1076/olivier-grotz)
Francisco Guedes (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1115/francisco-guedes)
Grégory Guilvert (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1054/gr%C3%A9gory-guilvert)
Christopher Haase (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/997/christopher-haase)
Jürgen Häring (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1100/j%C3%BCrgen-h%C3%A4ring)
Hubert Haupt (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1058/hubert-haupt)
Matias Henkola (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1135/matias-henkola)
Christian Hook (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1014/christian-hook)
Enzo Ide (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1002/enzo-ide)
Rolf Ineichen (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1066/rolf-ineichen)
Motoaki Ishikawa (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1089/motoaki-ishikawa)
Jazeman Jafaar (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1024/jazeman-jafaar)
Laurent Jenny (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1141/laurent-jenny)
Sergio Jimenez (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1046/sergio-jimenez)
Maxime Jousse (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1099/maxime-jousse)
Pierre Kaffer (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1049/pierre-kaffer)
Steven Kane (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/982/steven-kane)
Daniel Keilwitz (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1096/daniel-keilwitz)
Max Koebolt (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1132/max-koebolt)
Garry Kondakov (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1112/garry-kondakov)
Miro Konopka (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1117/miro-konopka)
Peter Kox (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1048/peter-kox)
Jean-Frédéric Laberge (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1068/jean-fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric-laberge)
Pasin Lathouras (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1055/pasin-lathouras)
Côme Ledogar (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1061/c%C3%B4me-ledogar)
Cédric Leimer (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1142/c%C3%A9dric-leimer)
Stéphane Lemeret (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1009/st%C3%A9phane-lemeret)
Stuart Leonard (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/972/stuart-leonard)
Andrzej Lewandowski (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1118/andrzej-lewandowski)
Ian Loggie (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1081/ian-loggie)
Louis Machiels (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1071/louis-machiels)
Leo Machitski (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1101/leo-machitski)
Callum Macleod (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1082/callum-macleod)
Peter Mann (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1114/peter-mann)
Marco Mapelli (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1103/marco-mapelli)
Maxime Martin (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/988/maxime-martin)
Rino Mastronardi (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1116/rino-mastronardi)
Alexander Mattschull (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1095/alexander-mattschull)
Niki Mayr-Melnhof (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/979/mayr-melnhof-nikki)
Michael Meadows (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/973/michael-meadows)
Christopher Mies (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1003/christopher-mies)
Devon Modell (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1086/devon-modell)
Alexander Moiseev (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1111/alexander-moiseev)
Nicolaj Moller Madsen (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/981/nicolaj-moller-madsen)
Romain Monti (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/999/romain-monti)
Struan Moore (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1064/struan-moore)
Oliver Morley (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1092/oliver-morley)
Morgan Moullin Traffort (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1029/morgan-moullin-traffort)
Morgan Moullin Traffort (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1140/morgan-moullin-traffort)
Jeroen Mul (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1041/jeroen-mul)
Tim Müller (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1129/tim-m%C3%BCller)
Teodor Myszkowski (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1119/teodor-myszkowski)
Raymond Narac (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1097/raymond-narac)
Patric Niederhauser (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1043/patric-niederhauser)
Darryl O'Young (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1070/darryl-o%27young)
Karim A. Ojjeh (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1077/karim-ojjeh)
Tom Onslow-Cole (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1083/tom-onslow-cole-)
Lucas Ordonez (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1053/lucas-ordonez)
Joe Osborne (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1106/joe-osborne)
Alvaro Parente (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1011/alvaro-parente)
Mike Parisy (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/998/mike-parisy)
Steve Parrow (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1013/steve-parrow)
David Perel (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1125/david-perel)
Franck Perera (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1015/franck-perera)
Ezequiel Perez Companc (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1034/ezequiel-perez-companc)
Giacomo Piccini (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/987/giacomo-piccini)
Andrea Piccini (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1052/andrea-piccini)
Derek Pierce (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1108/derek-pierce)
Alessandro PierGuidi (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1057/alessandro-pierguidi)
Martin Plowman (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1138/martin-plowman)
Nicolas Pohler (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/971/nicolas-pohler)
Markus Pommer (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/980/markus-pommer)
Mark Poole (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1104/mark-poole)
Riccardo Ragazzi (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1113/riccardo-ragazzi)
Rene Rast (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1001/rene-rast)
Maurice Ricci (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1121/maurice-ricci)
Andrea Rizzoli (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1074/andrea-rizzoli)
Giorgio Roda (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1133/giorgio-roda)
Felix Rosenqvist (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1031/felix-rosenqvist)
Stefan Rosina (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/990/stefan-rosina)
Michele Rugolo (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1056/michele-rugolo)
Filip Salaquarda (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1017/filip-salaquarda)
Rinat Salikhov (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1072/rinat-salikhov)
Ricardo Sanchez (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/994/ricardo-sanchez)
Edward Sandström (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1136/edward-sandstr%C3%B6m)
Romain Sarazin (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1079/romain-sarazin)
Clemens Schmid (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1023/clemens-schmid)
Bernd Schneider (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1027/bernd-scheider)
Claudio Sdanewitsch (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1008/claudio-sdanewitsch)
Marco Seefried (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1044/marco-seefried)
Norbert Siedler (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1045/norbert-siedler)
Matthew Simmons (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1080/matthew-simmons)
Andreas Simonsen (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1060/andreas-simonsen)
Alexander Sims (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1039/alexander-sims)
Guy Smith (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1050/guy-smith)
Andy Soucek (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/985/andy-soucek)
Maxime Soulet (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/984/maxime-soulet)
Will Stevens (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1000/will-stevens)
Frank Stippler (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1018/frank-frank)
Marlon Stockinger (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1016/marlon-stockinger)
Luca Stolz (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/991/luca-stolz)
Jules Szymkowiak (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1026/jules-szymkowiak)
Alex Tagliani (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1069/alex-tagliani)
Mitsunori Takaboshi (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/996/mitsunori-takaboshi)
Liam Talbot (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1131/liam-talbot)
Miguel Toril (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1093/miguel-toril)
Emmanuel Toulisse (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1110/emmanuel-toulisse)
Davide Valsecchi (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1020/davide-valsecchi)
Shane Van Gisbergen (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1062/shane-van-gisbergen)
Max Van Splunteren (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1040/max-van-splunteren)
Stef Vancampenhoudt (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1127/stef-vancampenhoudt)
Gilles Vannelet (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1122/gilles-vannelet)
Laurens Vanthoor (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/969/laurens-vanthoor)
Dries Vanthoor (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/976/dries-vanthoor)
Tristan Vautier (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1030/tristan-vautier)
Frederic Vervisch (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/970/frederic-vervisch)
Sean Walkinshaw (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/993/sean-walkinshaw)
Andrew Watson (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1063/andrew-watson)
Markus Winkelhock (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/978/markus-winkelhock)
Daniel Zampieri (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1042/daniel-zampieri)
Marco Zanuttini (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1130/marco-zanuttini)

llumia
11/04/2016, 10:51
Este pasado fin de semana el del 9-10 de abril se disputó la primera prueba "al sprint" en el circuito de Misano. Ésta, ha sido la lista de inscritos:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2FBlancpain-Misano-poster-2016.jpg

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/news/2016/Misano_Track_Map.jpg

2016 | Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

Misano / 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 Filipe Albuquerque 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 Michal Broniszewski POL Giacomo Piccini ITA Ferrari 488 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
12 Boutsen Ginion Racing Matias Henkola FIN Maxime Martin BEL BMW F13 M6 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
16 GRT Grasser Racing Team Stefan Rosina SVK Jeroen Bleekemolen NDL 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 Alex Buncombe GBR Mitsunori Takaboshi JPN 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 -
28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Will Stevens GBR René Rast 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 Craig Dolby GBR McLaren 650 S GT3 -
63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Mirko Bortolotti ITA Nicolas Pohler DEU Lamborghini Huracan GT3 -
66 Black Pearl Racing Christian Hook DEU Steve Parrow AUT Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 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 Jack Falla GBR 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 Jules Szymkowiak NDL Bernd Schneider DEU Mercedes-AMG GT3 -
87 AKKA ASP Jean-Luc Beaubelique FRA Morgan Moullin-Traffort FRA Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro-Am Cup
88 AKKA ASP Tristan Vautier FRA Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mercedes-AMG GT3 -
90 AF Corse Raffaele Giammaria ITA Ezequiel Perez Companc ARG Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 -
98 Rowe Racing Stef Dusseldorp NDL Nick Catsburg NDL BMW F13 M6 GT3 -
99 Rowe Racing Philipp Eng AUT Alexander Sims GBR 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 458 Italia GT3 -
963 X-Bionic Racing Team Laurent Jenny CHE Cédric Leimer CHE Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Am Cup

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:04
Regulaciones:

Regulations BLANCPAIN GT SERIES
The Blancpain GT Series is mainly reserved for GT3 cars, applying the principles of Balance of Performance and driver categorisation system successfully developed by SRO.
Titles
The series comprises the title of the Blancpain GT Series Winner for Drivers and one title of Blancpain GT Series Winner for Teams, which will be awarded as well as in the Pro-Am and Am categories. It also includes Cups : the Blancpain Sprint Overall, Pro-Am and Am Cups for Teams and Drivers, the Blancpain Endurance Overall, Pro-Am and Am Cups for Teams and Drivers, and the Blancpain Silver Cup for Drivers.
Revamped categories

To improve the integration of both Endurance and Sprint into a single Blancpain GT Series a redefinition of the three classes was needed. The categories have been harmonised over Sprint and Endurance as Pro, Pro-Am and Am, but the overall classification will apply for the podium ceremony, series classification and distribution of prize money, as already is the case in the Sprint Series today.
The Pro-Am Cup will undergo a revamp, with amendments to reduce the level of the driver line-ups. For the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the maximum line-up is now one Platinum, two Silver and one Bronze driver.
In the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup the Pro-Am Cup is for pairings with one Bronze driver. The Silver Cup is for Pro cars with two Silver drivers, with no age limit.

Increased prize money

On the ten events of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series the prize money per event will be increased to 150.000 euro per event, which will be distributed to more cars (11 instead of six previously).
These is how the prize money will be distributed at each of the ten rounds:
Overall classification: 30.000 euro for the 1st, 25.000 for 2nd, then 20.000, 15.000, 10.000 and 5.000 euro for the car in sixth.
Pro-Am Cup: 15.000 euro for the winner, then 10.000 and 5.000 for the cars in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Am Cup: 10.000 euro for the winner, 5.000 for the runner-up.
The prize money can only be collected by full season entrants in the Blancpain GT Series and is not payable to factory-supported cars (i.e. cars of which the majority of the budget is covered by a manufacturer). In addition to the prize money, Blancpain GT Series partners Blancpain (our title sponsor since 2011) awards watches to the Endurance and Sprint Drivers Champions and Pirelli 84 sets of tyres.

Rules adjustments and technical evolutions

To be eligible for the Pro category of the Blancpain GT Series, including the Total 24 Hours of Spa, at least two cars of each model must be entered at all rounds of the Blancpain GT Series (Sprint and Endurance, with at least one of them in the Pro category).
There will also be the introduction of a Bronze/Silver test in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, for which an extra set of tyres may be used. Therefore, the first free practice of the Sprint meetings will be shortened.
On the technical side, the total weight of the car will now include the weight of the drivers, which will be calculated according to the average weight of those drivers. As far as the tyres are concerned, the 2015 Pirelli Endurance tyres will be used during all ten events of the Blancpain GT Series. During the races of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup a minimum pitstop time will be introduced, as well as a mandatory repair time for brake changes at the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

From a sporting and technical standpoint, both Series and Regulations are merged under the Blancpain GT Series title, registered with the RACB.

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:08
Programa de la prueba:

Provisional Timetable



Friday April 8th
Free Practice 1 : 14 :20 – 15 :00 (Silver & Bronze drivers only)
Free Practice 1 : 15 :00 – 15 :40 (all drivers)
Free Practice 2 : 20 :30 – 21 :50


Saturday April 9th
Qualifying : 14 :15 – 15 :10 (Live TV)
Qualifying Race : 20 :50 – 21 :50 (Live TV)


Sunday April 10th
Warm up : 09 :45 – 10 :05
Main Race : 14 :15 – 15 :15 (Live TV)

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:14
"Qualy": Para formar la parrilla de la carrera de clasificación (Sábado), que a su vez formará la parrilla de salida para la carrera "principal" a celebrar el Domingo:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJtmuwkDJxI

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:20
Laurens Vanthoor puts Audi on first pole of the year http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_MIS16_SP1 _8928.jpg

2014 Blancpain GT Series champion Laurens Vanthoor is the first polesitter of the 2016 season. On the Misano World Circuit, the Belgian Audi-driver beat McLaren's Alvaro Parente by a mere 0.015 of a second, with last year's Misano winner Norbert Siedler in third with his Rinaldi Ferrari. Giacomo Piccini drove the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari to pole in Pro-Am, while Michael Meadows was fastest of the Silver Cup drivers in the #2 Audi. Stéphane Lemeret put the #55 AF Corse Ferrari on pole in the Am Cup. Fifteen cars ended up within the same second, in what proved to be an exciting qualifying session.



The battle for the 20 places in the deciding third part of qualifying proved to be fierce. After Q2 the first nineteen cars were within the same second, proof of the competitiveness of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. It was Felix Rosenqvist in the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG who topped the timesheets at that time, but in the deciding final ten minutes of Q3 the reigning European F3 champion had to settle for eigth. Other drivers were eager to get a quick lap in, for dark clouds were threatening over Misano. Alvaro Parente (#58 Garage 59 McLaren) was briefly on top, as was Laurens Vanthoor in the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8.

They were both beaten by Franck Perera in the #74 ISR Audi, but the Frenchman saw his quickest lap cancelled, for not respecting the track limits. That put Vanthoor back on pole, and with rain coming down over the Adriatic circuit, there were no more changes in the classification.


The fight for the class pole positions was intense as well, with Giacomo Piccini finishing first in the Pro-Am Cup; the Kessel driver will take a spot on the third row of the starting grid. Michael Meadows, who had been in eighth overall after Q2, put his # Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 on top in the Silver Cup, beating the #5 Phoenix Racing Audi of Markus Pommer by just under two tenths of a second. Stéphane Lemeret is having a not so easy weekend with the #55 AF Corse Ferrari - a new engine means the car will have to start the Qualifying Race from pitlane - but the winner of the Pro-Am Cup in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa still managed to set the fastest time in the Am Cup.


The Qualifying Race for the opening round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series starts on Saturday evening at 20.50 local time. Live streaming and live timing is available on the official website or via the app.

Laurens Vanthoor (#1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): “I feel very lucky to be on pole here. We achieved that multiple times last year but the entry list has more than doubled since then and, as a result, the quality is much higher. There are a lot of very good drivers and teams. So to be on pole is very satisfying, and even more so given how important it is to be starting near the front with such a large grid.”


Alvaro Parente (#58 Garage 59 McLaren): “It’s a shame we missed out on pole by such a small margin but I’ve got to be happy with second because we weren’t here last season and had no past data to rely on. The fact it rained yesterday also meant qualifying was the first time we’ve run in the dry. So a big thanks and congratulations to the team.”


Norbert Siedler (#333 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari): “My first lap was a good one but I think it will be very difficult to maintain that position in the race. So we’ll target a top-five later today and then hopefully aim for the podium tomorrow.”


Giacomo Piccini (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari): "Now that we are near the front of the pack, we will try to get a good result overall, but our main focus remains the Pro-Am Cup."


Stéphane Lemeret (#55 AF Corse Ferrari): “It’s a shame to be starting at the back but I think we have the pace to claw a lot of positions back during the race. We’ll aim to score points in the qualifying race and see where that leaves us for tomorrow.”


Michael Meadows (# Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): “It was tough out there; definitely a case of who was bravest and could get it done early enough. I waited until lap two and built up a bit which, in hindsight, probably wasn’t the right thing to do. The races are short enough that you can’t afford to take it easy at any point so we’ll just do our own thing and see how it works out.”

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:22
Sábado: Carrera de Clasificación, para formar la parrilla de la carrera del Domingo:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch9S5mo2sPY

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:35
Bentley Boys Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet take surprise win in Misano Qualifier http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_MIS16_SP1 _9224.jpg

Even though their #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental was only ninth on the starting grid, Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet managed to take the win in the Qualifying Race at Misano, their debut event in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. In second were Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng, whose #99 Rowe Racing BMW was even further down the grid: they had to start from 30th. Mixed conditions and a Full Course Yellow during the pitstop window meant that polesitters Laurens Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch had to settle for third.

With the asphalt on the Misano World Circuit being wet at the start of the Qualifying Race, tyre choice proved to be crucial for the first of two races at the opening event of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series. While most of the frontrunners played it safe and fitted rain tyres to their cars, further down the grid some drivers gambled by opting for slicks.


Based on the race’s opening laps that looked like the wrong decision, for some drivers lost 10 positions or more. But, with nearly 40 cars on track, a dry line quickly formed and allowed those on slicks to make progress again.


The drying circuit also forced cars on rain tyres to pit early. Among the first to do so was Laurens Vanthoor, comfortably leading the race in the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8. The Belgian polesitter had taken the hole shot, managed to create a seven second gap, and even though Maxi Buhk in the #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG reduced his deficit by a couple of seconds at the end of his opening stint, Frederic Vervisch remained the virtual leader after the driver change with the older of the Vanthoor brothers.


However, a couple of minutes before the end of the pitstop window, a Full Course Yellow was called by the race director, to remove debris on the track. That played into the hands of the drivers who had started on slicks and were yet to pit. Thus Maxime Soulet (#8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental) and Philipp Eng (#99 Rowe Racing BMW) found themselves occupying the top-two positions after their respective pitstops. Vervisch was still in third but, after being informed he was some 30 seconds behind the leaders, decided to settle for the lowest of podium finishes.


At the front Eng made Soulet's life very difficult, but the Belgian put some air between himself and the Austrian by swiftly lapping the backmarkers. He eventually crossed the line with almost three seconds in hand. For Bentley Team M-Sport, making their debut in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, it was the best possible way to start the 2016 season.


Obviously, the fight for the class wins was heavily influenced by the changing conditions as well. Giacomo Piccini, aboard the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari polesitter in the Pro-Am Cup, had a difficult start to the race and lost the class lead to Maxime Martin in the #12 Boutsen Ginion BMW. The Belgian gained more than 10 positions in the opening laps and was running inside the top-15 overall when contact with a Lamborghini dropped him down the order. Piccini managed to claw his way back to the top and a faultless drive by team-mate Michal Broniszewski meant the Kessel Racing duo could claim the top step of the Pro-Am podium.


In Silver Cup drivers Luca Stolz and GT rookie Michele Beretta crossed the line in first. Despite their #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini starting only 32nd, they managed to finish 16th overall as well. The other positions in the Silver Cup were decided in the final corner when both Ricardo Sanchez (#22 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN GT-R) and Nicolaj Moller Madsen (#5 Phoenix Racing Audi) spun off. Indeed, the Dane was fortunate enough to secure second while pirouetting across the start/finish line! Max Van Splunteren in the #100 Attempto Racing Lamborghini took advantage of the incident to pass Sanchez and claim third.


Fastest Am Cup qualifier, the #55 AF Corse Ferrari of Stéphane Lémeret and Claudio Sdanewitsch, had to start the race from pitlane after an engine change. But despite the Belgian-German pairing regaining some of the lost places, they couldn’t deny Black Pearl Racing Ferrari pirates Steve Parrow and Christian Hook from securing class victory.


Sunday's Main Race, the first of the 2016 season, will start at 14.15 local time and be streamed live on the official website: www.blancpain-gt-series.com.

NB: The #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental incurred a post-race penalty for a pitstop infringement. Since they did not gain a sporting advantage, the stewards of the meeting imposed a 1000 euro fine.

Driver quotes:

Andy Soucek (#8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental): “Ordinarily our car isn’t great in the slippery conditions, so we had to gamble a bit. But we were also starting in the top-10 so it wasn’t easy. We knew most of the other guys were on wets so the plan was to take slicks and play the long game, but after two laps I radioed in to say we were losing too much time. Of course it ended up drying out and look where we ended up! I really want to thank M-Sport who have been working so hard and deserve this victory as much as ourselves and Bentley. It allowed us to really demonstrate the car’s pace as the track dried.”


Alexander Sims (#99 Rowe Racing BMW): “The race was definitely a surprise in that the conditions weren’t straightforward and threw in a few curveballs. Yesterday and earlier today things weren’t as good as we’d hoped, but we made the right call to start on slicks and our pace in the changing conditions was very good. It is still very early days for the new BMW M6.”


Laurens Vanthoor (#1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): “I came in for my pit-stop six or seven seconds in front, our stop was one of the fastest but, ultimately, we ended up 30 seconds behind after the full course yellow. So we lost almost 40 seconds as a result of that. It is a bit unlucky but that is a lot of time. Of course I’m disap-pointed. Fortunately it was only the Qualifying Race, there wasn’t as many points on offer and we are still start-ing in a good position tomorrow. We have already shown our pace in the wet and dry this weekend.”


Michal Broniszewski (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari): “It was a difficult race, in difficult conditions. We are happy to have won Pro-Am and hope to do the same tomorrow, but we might gain some spots overall as well. We have only just received the car, and we have still a lot to learn."


Luca Stolz (#19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini): "We weren’t there in qualifying but race pace is definitely there. We started on the rain tyres which, for us at least, was the correct decision. A lot of others were on slicks but I thought it was easier and safer to overtake using the wets in the first part of the race.”


Steve Parrow (#66 Black Pearl Racing Ferrari): “We started on the wets but a lot of guys were on slicks. An aw-ful of them are very good drivers so it’s doubtful I’ll ever have an opportunity like that again to overtake so many of them! We were definitely lucky, but we will take this win with both hands.”

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:36
Domingo: Carrera Principal:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dn1kC9HP8s

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:38
Vanthoor and Vervisch give Audi first win of the season

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2Fwinning_cars.jpg

A faultless drive in the main race of the opening round of 2016’s Blancpain GT Series gave Audi pairing Laurens Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch victory at Misano World Circuit. In the end the Belgian duo crossed the line just over a second clear of the new HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG of Maxi Buhk and Dominik Baumann. The new BMW M6 GT3 also secured the second podium finish of its maiden Blancpain GT Series weekend in the hands of Rowe Racing-drivers Philipp Eng and Alexander Sims.

With Saturday’s rain showers nowhere to be seen, the Sunday of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series’ opening weekend proved to be an ideal day for racing. With the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental and #99 Rowe Racing BMW occupying the front row for the first main race of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, and behind them cars that had been quicker in qualifying but were surprised by the subsequent qualifying race’s mixed conditions, the opening laps of the one-hour contest were always going to be hectic.


Eng reacted fastest at the start, nosing his Rowe Racing BMW in front of Maxime Soulet's Bentley, which fell into the clutches of those behind. Indeed, the Belgian was immediately under pressure from two of his countrymen at the wheel of their Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 LMS : Dries Vanthoor in the #4 car and Frederic Vervisch aboard #1. While the latter found a way past the #8 Continental GT, the younger of the two Vanthoor brothers made contact with the rear of the Bentley, spinning Soulet around. With it went Soulet and co-driver Andy Soucek’s chances of victory after dropping to 35th position. The move subsequently earned Dries a drive-through penalty.


Up at the front Vervisch was soon putting leader Eng under pressure and eventually took first with an inspired overtaking manoeuvre, which also allowed Baumann’s #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG to nip past the Rowe Racing BMW. With Tristan Vautier in the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG right behind them, the leading pack at the start of the pitstops was four cars strong.


The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT-mechanics were true to their reputation and executed a near-perfect wheel change on the Vervisch/Vanthoor car, giving the 2014 Blancpain GT Series champion a five second lead after his pitstop. Buhk, replacing Baumann in the #84 machine, managed to close the gap in the final laps, but the first main race win of 2016’s Blancpain GT Series season went to Belgian pairing Vervisch and Vanthoor. For the latter it was the perfect way to put the bad memories of his 2015 Misano meeting to rest, while Vervisch scored his fourth consecutive podium finish, a series that started in last year's Zandvoort Qualifying Race.


The battle for third produced some of the best GT racing in recent years, with Sims - who had taken over from Eng in the Rowe Racing BMW - fending off European F3 champion Felix Rosenqvist in the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG. The young Swede eventually managed to find his way past the wide BMW M6, but his podium ambitions were cruelly crushed soon afterwards: his car apparently ran out of fuel, leaving Sims the opportunity to share third with his Austrian team-mate Eng. Alvaro Parente and Rob Bell in the #58 Garage 59 McLaren made it four different makes in the top-four.


The battle for the remaining points in the top-10 produced some entertaining racing as well, but the most spectacular of comebacks was conjured by young wolf Jules Szymkowiak and silver fox Bernd Schneider. Technical issues during the qualifying race meant the Dutch-German duo had to start the main event from 36th, but with their #86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG they cut through the field to end up an impressive seventh.


In Silver Cup the #5 Phoenix Racing Audi of Nicolaj Moller Madsen had taken the lead at the start, passing polesitter Luca Stolz in the #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini. The Italian kept the gap small and after the driver changes team-mate Beretta was right behind Markus Pommer, who had taken over from Moller Madsen. It was on-the-limit racing all the way, but unfortunately sometimes over the limit, too. That resulted in a drive-through penalty for not respecting track limits for the #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini, dropping it to fourth. Behind winners Madsen and Pommer, second in the Silver Cup went to Stuart Leonard and Michael Meadows in the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8, with Dutch Lamborghini duo Van Splunteren/Mul taking the final podium position.

In Pro-Am there was no-one to really challenge Kessel Racing Ferrari-drivers Michal Broniszewski and Giacomo Piccini. The #12 Boutsen Ginion BMW could have been a contender but was spun around by the #4 Audi of Dries Vanthoor, which resulted in a second drive-through for the Belgian youngster. The Kessel duo, who finished in 13th overall, eventually built up a comfortable advantage over #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG pairing Beaubelique/Moullin Traffort in second, who finished three seconds in front of the Boutsen Ginion M6 of Henkola/Martin.


The Am Cup saw some pretty agitated opening laps as well. From third at the start, Cédric Leimer in the #963 X-Bionic Racing Team Lamborghini swiftly took the class lead and built a decent advantage over the two Ferrari 458 Italia cars behind him. But when 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa Pro-Am winner Stephane Lemeret took over the #55 AF Corse Ferrari for the second half of the race, his adversaries stood little chance. The Belgian took the class lead halfway through his stint and crossed the line some 40 seconds clear of the competition.


The second round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series is the first of the Endurance Cup rac-es, which will be held on April 23/24 at the Monza Autodrome in Italy.


Driver Quotes

Laurens Vanthoor (#1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): “I haven’t thought that much about what happened here last year, but the memories definitely came flooding back up on the podium. So it is good to put that to bed. The level of teams and drivers is so high in this championship so I think we can be really proud of the result. Everyone’s done a great job - the mechanics were even better than us! - and we did what we had to do. I thought Maxi [Buhk] was really quick in his stint and it was not easy for me to maintain the gap. Fortunately it was enough in the end.”


Maxi Buhk (#84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): “Consistency will be key this year so finishing on the podium here is a good start. Reducing the number of Sprint weekends from seven to five does not make that any easier because you must still focus and make no mistakes. I think anywhere in the top-five is a solid result. I did not have the pace to catch Laurens [Vanthoor] but maybe the traffic helped me make up a little time. But even then I think he saw me in his mirrors and was happy to manage the gap.”


Phillip Eng (#99 Rowe Racing BMW): “We seemed to have a good package today and maximised the car’s current potential. There’s still more to come from the M6 but, for now, we have done everything we can. My start was pretty good and I was able to overtake Maxime [Soulet], who was very fair, but Fred [Vervisch] eventually got me with a good move, I have to admit! It is a pleasure to race with such professional drivers; everyone knows how to treat each other, which is always hard but fair. That is how it should be. I am really happy to be back on the podium today. Let’s hope we are here more often.”


Nikolaj Moller Madsen (#6 Phoenix Racing Audi): “Today was my first rolling start in a race car so to sit there behind the Nissan was something special. We managed to go from P19 to 11th or 12th, I think, before the pit-stop. There were some good fights and I learned a lot out there. You get many more laps than in practice so you have a better opportunity to understand the car. Just because we are competing in the Silver Cup doesn’t mean we’re not aspiring to be on the overall podium, and if we can continue like this throughout the year then we should end up closer to that target.”


Giacomo Piccini (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari): “We have had a very good weekend but yesterday I spun like an idiot at the second corner so that is something to improve on, I guess! Seriously, I am very happy. As Michal said, the car keeps on improving every time we go out and we are also learning more. He did a really good job in the first stint, which allowed me to take no risks because we were leading the class. The car was great to drive and I feel very confident about the rest of the season.”


Stéphane Lémeret (#55 AF Corse Ferrari): “I enjoyed myself a lot out there; I had to push really hard over what turned into an interesting stint. I am so happy to be racing in this championship because the level is so high, which also spurs me on to improve further.”

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:46
Próxima prueba, la primera de resistencia/endurance en el circuito de Monza:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2FWEB_Poster+Monza_GBR%5B1% 5D.jpg

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/event/61/monza

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:47
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/news/2016/Monza_Track_Map.jpg

llumia
11/04/2016, 11:48
Programa del Evento:

Timetable Bronze Test
Saturday, 23 April
09:00
07:00 GMT
Free practice
Saturday, 23 April
11:00
09:00 GMT
Pre Qualifying
Saturday, 23 April
16:25
14:25 GMT
Qualifying
Sunday, 24 April
09:00
07:00 GMT
Main Race
Sunday, 24 April
15:00
13:00 GMT

meteoro
24/04/2016, 15:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8eKasCIArY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8eKasCIArY)

Se pueden seguir por este enlace.

Pole para el AMG #84 de HTP.

llumia
24/04/2016, 15:52
Muchas gracias meteoro :gracias:

meteoro
25/04/2016, 13:38
gracias las tuyas :sisi3:

meteoro
25/04/2016, 13:38
carreron como de costumbre. la ultima media hora de infarto con el AMG achuchando al mclata.

Andy Sucek 3º
Lucas Ordoñez 4º
Antonio Garcia 5º
Albert Costa termina 20º por un pinchazo en la ultima vuelta. marchaba 14º con el Jaguar

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:10
Vamos a ponerle imágenes que esto promete.

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:11
Lista de inscritos:

2016 | Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Monza / Entry List Car # Team Nat. Driver 1 Nat. Driver 2 Nat. Driver 3 Nat. Car Class
1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Dries Vanthoor BEL Frederic Vervisch BEL Laurens Vanthoor BEL Audi R8 LMS Overall
2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Stuart Leonard GBR Michael Meadows GBR Robin Frijns NDL Audi R8 LMS Overall
3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Rodrigo Baptista BRA Sergio Jimenez BRA Filipe Albuquerque PRT Audi R8 LMS Overall
4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Adrien de Leener BEL Peter Kox NDL Pierre Kaffer DEU Audi R8 LMS Overall
7 Bentley Team M-Sport Guy Smith GBR Vincent Abril FRA Steven Kane GBR Bentley Continental GT3 Overall
8 Bentley Team M-Sport Andy Soucek ESP Wolfgang Reip BEL Maxime Soulet BEL Bentley Continental GT3 Overall
14 Emil Frey Racing Lorenz Frey CHE Stéphane Ortelli MCO Albert Costa Balboa ESP Emil Frey Jaguar G3 Overall
16 GRT Grasser Racing Team Rolf Ineichen CHE Jeroen Bleekemolen NDL Mirko Bortolotti ITA Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Overall
19 GRT Grasser Racing Team Michele Beretta ITA Andrea Piccini ITA Luca Stolz DEU Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Overall
23 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Lucas Ordonez ESP Mitsunori Takaboshi JPN Alex Buncombe GBR Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Overall
26 Sainteloc Racing Grégory Guilvert FRA Mike Parisy FRA Christopher Haase DEU Audi R8 LMS Overall
28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Will Stevens GBR Antonio Garcia ESP Nico Müller CHE Audi R8 LMS Overall
29 Konrad Motorsport Christopher Zöchling DEU Jules Gounon FRA Christopher Brück DEU Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Overall
50 AF Corse Pasin Lathouras THL Michele Rugolo ITA Alessandro Pier Guidi ITA Ferrari 488 GT3 Overall
57 AMG - Team Black Falcon Hubert Haupt DEU Andreas Simonsen SWE Adam Christodoulou GBR Mercedes-AMG GT3 Overall
58 Garage 59 Shane Van Gisbergen NZL Côme Ledogar FRA Rob Bell GBR McLaren 650 S GT3 Overall
59 Garage 59 Struan Moore GBR Alex Fontana CHE Andrew Watson GBR McLaren 650 S GT3 Overall
75 ISR Marlon Stockinger PHL Filip Salaquarda CZE Frank Stippler DEU Audi R8 LMS Overall
84 HTP Motorsport Dominik Baumann AUT Jazeman Jaafar MYS Maximilian Buhk DEU Mercedes-AMG GT3 Overall
85 HTP Motorsport Luciano Bacheta GBR Indy Dontje NDL Clemens Schmid AUT Mercedes-AMG GT3 Overall
90 AF Corse Ezequiel Perez Companc ARG Raffaele Giammaria ITA Alessandro Balzan ITA Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Overall
91 Zakspeed Jean Frédéric Laberge CAN Darryl O'Young CAN Alex Tagliani CAN Mercedes-AMG GT3 Overall
98 Rowe Racing Stef Dusseldorp NDL Klaus Graf DEU Lucas Luhr DEU BMW F13 M6 GT3 Overall
99 Rowe Racing Philipp Eng AUT Alexander Sims GBR Dirk Werner DEU BMW F13 M6 GT3 Overall
101 Attempto Racing Fabio Babini ITA Patric Niederhauser CHE Daniel Zampieri ITA Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Overall
333 Rinaldi Racing Rinat Salikhov RUS Marco Seefried DEU Norbert Siedler AUT Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Overall
10 Ombra Racing Stefano Costantini ITA Giovanni Berton ITA Matteo Beretta ITA Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Pro-Am Cup
11 Kessel Racing Michal Broniszewski POL Alessandro Bonacini ITA Andrea Rizzoli ITA Ferrari 488 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
12 Boutsen Ginion Racing Karim Ojjeh SAU Julian Darras FRA Olivier Grotz LUX BMW F13 M6 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
15 BMW Team Italia Max Koebolt NDL Giorgio Roda ITA Stefano Colombo ITA BMW F13 M6 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
22 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Matthew Simmons AUS Romain Sarazin FRA Sean Walkinshaw GBR Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Pro-Am Cup
24 Team Parker Racing Tom Onslow-Cole GBR Ian Loggie GBR Callum Macleod GBR Bentley Continental GT3 Pro-Am Cup
25 Sainteloc Racing Christian Kelders BEL Marc Rostan FRA Marco Bonanomi ITA Audi R8 LMS Pro-Am Cup
34 Scuderia Praha - - Jiri Pisarik CZE Matteo Malucelli ITA Ferrari 488 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
38 Antonelli Motorsport Lorenzo Case ITA Marco Magli ITA Cristian Passuti ITA Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Pro-Am Cup
41 CMR with Sport Garage Benjamin Lariche FRA Theo Filler FRA Dino Lunardi FRA Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Pro-Am Cup
44 Oman Racing Team Ahmad Al Harthy OMN Devon Modell GBR Jonathan Adam GBR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Pro-Am Cup
52 AF Corse - - Duncan Cameron GBR Matt Griffin IRL Ferrari 488 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
53 AF Corse Ishikawa Motoaki JPN Lorenzo Bontempelli ITA Giancarlo Fisichella ITA Ferrari 488 GT3 Pro-Am Cup
56 Black Falcon Miguel Toril ESP Oliver Morley GBR Maro Engel DEU Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro-Am Cup
66 Black Pearl Racing Steve Parrow DEU Alexander Mattschull DEU Daniel Keilwitz DEU Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Pro-Am Cup
74 ISR Philippe Giauque CHE Henry Hassid FRA Franck Perera FRA Audi R8 LMS Pro-Am Cup
76 IMSA Performance Maxime Jousse FRA Thierry Cornac FRA Raymond Narac FRA Porsche 911 GT3 R (911) Pro-Am Cup
77 Attempto Racing Clément Mateu FRA Jürgen Häring DEU Nicolas Armindo FRA Porsche 911 GT3 R (911) Pro-Am Cup
78 Barwell Motorsport Leo Machitski RUS Marco Attard GBR Marco Mapelli ITA Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Pro-Am Cup
89 AKKA ASP Daniele Perfetti ITA Laurent Cazenave FRA Michael Lyons GBR Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro-Am Cup
100 Attempto Racing Max Van Splunteren NDL Louis Machiels BEL Jeroen Mul NDL Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Pro-Am Cup
666 Barwell Motorsport Richard Abra GBR Mark Poole GBR Joe Osborne GBR Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Pro-Am Cup
30 Team Parker Racing Chris Cooper GBR Chris Harris GBR Derek Pierce GBR Bentley Continental GT3 AM Cup
42 CMR with Sport Garage Nyls Stievenart FRA Jorg Viebahn DEU Thomas Nicolle FRA Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 AM Cup
49 AF Corse Garry Kondakov RUS Alexander Moiseev RUS Riccardo Ragazzi ITA Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 AM Cup
51 AF Corse Peter Mann USA Francisco Guedes PRT Rino Mastronardi ITA Ferrari 488 GT3 AM Cup
69 ARC Bratislava Miro Konopka SVK Andrzej Lewandowski POL Teodor Myszkowski POL Lamborghini Huracan GT3 AM Cup
87 AKKA ASP Maurice Ricci ITA Jean-Luc Beaubelique FRA Gilles Vannelet FRA Mercedes-AMG GT3 AM Cup
111 Kessel Racing Stephen Earle USA Bernard Delhez BEL David Perel ZAF Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 AM Cup
488 Rinaldi Racing - - Pierre Ehret DEU Stef Vancampenhoudt BEL Ferrari 488 GT3 AM Cup
888 Kessel Racing Marco Zanuttini ITA Vadim Glitin RUS Liam Talbot AUS Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 AM Cup

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:13
Free Practice:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWX4wX6XnOA


24 cars within one second in pre-qualifying http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BEC_MON16_SP1 _3061.jpg

The 90-minute pre-qualifying session accentuated the small differences there are between the different cars of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series. Even though the top-4 positions at the end of the session were taken by Ferrari-drivers - Matt Griffin in the #52 AF Corse Ferrari was quickest in 1'48.196 - there are 24 cars within the same second on the timesheets, with eleven cars less than four tenths away from Griffin's lap time.


The Irishman was also the quickest of the Pro-Am drivers, while the #51 AF Corse Ferrari of Mann, Guedes and Mastronardi was the fastest of the Am cars. Tomorrow sees the qualifying session start at 9 am, with the start at the race given at 3 pm.

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:14
2016 | Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Monza/Italy Free practice Pos Car # Class Drivers Team Car Time Laps Gap
1 34 Pro-AM Cup Jiri Pisarik, Matteo Malucelli Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 1:47.972 0
2 16 Rolf Ineichen, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Mirko Bortolotti GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.121 0 0.149
3 44 Pro-AM Cup Ahmad Al Harthy, Devon Modell, Jonathan Adam Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1:48.328 0 0.356
4 78 Pro-AM Cup Leo Machitski, Marco Attard, Marco Mapelli Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.402 0 0.430
5 99 Philipp Eng, Alexander Sims, Dirk Werner Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:48.496 0 0.524
6 1 Dries Vanthoor, Frederic Vervisch, Laurens Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.506 0 0.534
7 52 Pro-AM Cup Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.615 0 0.643
8 56 Pro-AM Cup Miguel Toril, Oliver Morley, Maro Engel Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.627 0 0.655
9 11 Pro-AM Cup Michal Broniszewski, Alessandro Bonacini, Andrea Rizzoli Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.733 0 0.761
10 4 Adrien De Leener, Peter Kox, Pierre Kaffer Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.750 0 0.778
11 53 Pro-AM Cup Ishikawa Motoaki, Lorenzo Bontempelli, Giancarlo Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.759 0 0.787
12 91 Frederic Laberge Jean, Darryl O Young, Alex Tagliani Zakspeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.777 0 0.805
13 50 Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo, Pier Guidi Alessandro AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.778 0 0.806
14 333 Rinat Salikhov, Marco Seefried, Norbert Siedler Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.869 0 0.897
15 3 Rodrigo Baptista, Sergio Jimenez, Filipe Albuquerque Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.873 0 0.901
16 26 Gregory Guilvert, Mike Parisy, Christopher Haase Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:48.878 0 0.906
17 25 Pro-AM Cup Christian Kelders, Marc Rostan, Marco Bonanomi Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:48.904 0 0.932
18 666 Pro-AM Cup Richard Abra, Mark Poole, Joe Osborne Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.910 0 0.938
19 84 Dominik Baumann, Jazeman Jafaar, Maximilian Buhk HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.963 0 0.991
20 49 AM Cup Garry Kondakov, Alexander Moiseev, Ricardo Ragazzi AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.972 0 1.000
21 24 Pro-AM Cup Tom Onslow-Cole, Ian Loggie, Callum Macleod Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.008 0 1.036
22 19 Michele Beretta, Andrea Piccini, Luca Stolz GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.044 0 1.072
23 75 Marlon Stockinger, Filip Salaquarda, Frank Stippler ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:49.080 0 1.108
24 57 Hubert Haupt, Andreas Simonsen, Adam Christodoulou AMG - Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.144 0 1.172
25 98 Stef Dusseldorp, Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:49.195 0 1.223
26 74 Pro-AM Cup Philippe Giauque, Henry Hassid, Franck Perera ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:49.261 0 1.289
27 90 Ezequiel Perez Companc, Raffaele Giammaria, Alessandro Balzan AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.334 0 1.362
28 85 Luciano Bacheta, Indy Dontje, Clemens Schmid HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.338 0 1.366
29 888 AM Cup Marco Zanuttini, Vadim Glitin, Liam Talbot Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.364 0 1.392
30 28 Will Stevens, Antonio Garcia, Nico Müller Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.436 0 1.464
31 58 Shane Van Gisbergen, Come Ledogar, Rob Bell Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:49.444 0 1.472
32 14 Lorenz Frey, Stephane Ortelli, Costa Balboa Albert Emil Frey Racing Emil Frey Jaguar G3 1:49.459 0 1.487
33 23 Lucas Ordonez, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Alex Buncombe Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:49.500 0 1.528
34 111 AM Cup Stephen Earle, Bernard Delhez, David Perel Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.517 0 1.545
35 77 Pro-AM Cup Clement Mateu, Jürgen Häring, Nicolas Armindo Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:49.545 0 1.573
36 41 Pro-AM Cup Benjamin Lariche, Theo Filler, Dino Lunardi CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.549 0 1.577
37 10 Pro-AM Cup Stefano Costantini, Giovanni Berton, Matteo Beretta Ombra Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.692 0 1.720
38 488 AM Cup Pierre Ehret, Stef Vancampenhoudt Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.736 0 1.764
39 101 Fabio Babini, Patric Niederhauser, Daniel Zampieri Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.742 0 1.770
40 66 Pro-AM Cup Steve Parrow, Alexander Mattschull, Daniel Keilwitz Black Pearl Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.770 0 1.798
41 7 Guy Smith, Vincent Abril, Steven Kane Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.796 0 1.824
42 38 Pro-AM Cup Lorenzo Case, Marco Magri, Cristian Passuti Antonelli Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.826 0 1.854
43 2 Stuart Leonard, Michael Meadows, Robin Frijns Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.837 0 1.865
44 51 AM Cup Peter Mann, Francisco Guedes, Rion Mastronardi AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.903 0 1.931
45 30 AM Cup Chris Cooper, Chris Harris, Derek Pierce Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.948 0 1.976
46 29 Christopher Zöchling, Jules Gounon, Christopher Brück Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.951 0 1.979
47 15 Pro-AM Cup Max Koebolt, Giorgio Roda, Stefano Colombo BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 1:49.967 0 1.995
48 22 Pro-AM Cup Matthew Simmons, Romain Sarazin, Sean Walkinshaw Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:50.105 0 2.133
49 89 Pro-AM Cup Daniele Perfetti, Laurent Cazenave, Michael Lyons AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.131 0 2.159
50 100 Pro-AM Cup Max Van Splunteren, Louis Machiels, Jeroen Mul Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.145 0 2.173
51 59 Struan Moore, Alex Fontana, Andrew Watson Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:50.225 0 2.253
52 76 Pro-AM Cup Maxime Jousse, Thierry Cornac, Raymond Narac IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:50.226 0 2.254
53 8 Andy Soucek, Wolfgang Reip, Maxime Soulet Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:50.278 0 2.306
54 87 AM Cup Maurice Ricci, Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Gilles Vannelet AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.901 0 2.929
55 12 Pro-AM Cup Karim Ojjeh, Julian Darras, Olivier Grotz Boutsen Ginion Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:51.259 0 3.287
56 69 AM Cup Miro Konopka, Andrzej Lewandowski, Teodor Myszkowski ARC Bratislava Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:51.978 0 4.006
NC 42 AM Cup Niels Stievenart, Marc Sourd, Thomas Nicolle CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 0

NC = Not Classified
EX = Excluded

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:17
Pre-Qualifying:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slAJzoj0ZNU

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:18
Resultados Pre-Qualifying:

2016 | Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Monza/Italy Pre Qualifying Pos Car # Class Drivers Team Car Time Laps Gap
1 52 Pro-AM Cup Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.196 0
2 53 Pro-AM Cup Ishikawa Motoaki, Lorenzo Bontempelli, Giancarlo Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.232 0 0.036
3 66 Pro-AM Cup Steve Parrow, Alexander Mattschull, Daniel Keilwitz Black Pearl Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.270 0 0.074
4 34 Pro-AM Cup Jiri Pisarik, Matteo Malucelli Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.381 0 0.185
5 16 Rolf Ineichen, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Mirko Bortolotti GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.443 0 0.247
6 56 Pro-AM Cup Miguel Toril, Oliver Morley, Maro Engel Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.453 0 0.257
7 11 Pro-AM Cup Michal Broniszewski, Alessandro Bonacini, Andrea Rizzoli Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.453 0 0.257
8 99 Philipp Eng, Alexander Sims, Dirk Werner Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:48.485 0 0.289
9 58 Shane Van Gisbergen, Come Ledogar, Rob Bell Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:48.496 0 0.300
10 50 Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo, Pier Guidi Alessandro AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:48.509 0 0.313
11 44 Pro-AM Cup Ahmad Al Harthy, Devon Modell, Jonathan Adam Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1:48.570 0 0.374
12 84 Dominik Baumann, Jazeman Jafaar, Maximilian Buhk HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.604 0 0.408
13 1 Dries Vanthoor, Frederic Vervisch, Laurens Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.622 0 0.426
14 74 Pro-AM Cup Philippe Giauque, Henry Hassid, Franck Perera ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:48.639 0 0.443
15 75 Marlon Stockinger, Filip Salaquarda, Frank Stippler ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:48.640 0 0.444
16 57 Hubert Haupt, Andreas Simonsen, Adam Christodoulou AMG - Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.680 0 0.484
17 28 Will Stevens, Antonio Garcia, Nico Müller Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:48.763 0 0.567
18 85 Luciano Bacheta, Indy Dontje, Clemens Schmid HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:48.803 0 0.607
19 7 Guy Smith, Vincent Abril, Steven Kane Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:48.910 0 0.714
20 333 Rinat Salikhov, Marco Seefried, Norbert Siedler Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:48.971 0 0.775
21 101 Fabio Babini, Patric Niederhauser, Daniel Zampieri Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.034 0 0.838
22 59 Struan Moore, Alex Fontana, Andrew Watson Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:49.145 0 0.949
23 8 Andy Soucek, Wolfgang Reip, Maxime Soulet Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.178 0 0.982
24 78 Pro-AM Cup Leo Machitski, Marco Attard, Marco Mapelli Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.194 0 0.998
25 23 Lucas Ordonez, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Alex Buncombe Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:49.215 0 1.019
26 3 Rodrigo Baptista, Sergio Jimenez, Filipe Albuquerque Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.281 0 1.085
27 19 Michele Beretta, Andrea Piccini, Luca Stolz GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.306 0 1.110
28 100 Pro-AM Cup Max Van Splunteren, Louis Machiels, Jeroen Mul Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.340 0 1.144
29 666 Pro-AM Cup Richard Abra, Mark Poole, Joe Osborne Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.346 0 1.150
30 51 AM Cup Peter Mann, Francisco Guedes, Rion Mastronardi AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.346 0 1.150
31 26 Gregory Guilvert, Mike Parisy, Christopher Haase Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:49.374 0 1.178
32 15 Pro-AM Cup Max Koebolt, Giorgio Roda, Stefano Colombo BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 1:49.382 0 1.186
33 14 Lorenz Frey, Stephane Ortelli, Costa Balboa Albert Emil Frey Racing Emil Frey Jaguar G3 1:49.437 0 1.241
34 87 AM Cup Maurice Ricci, Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Gilles Vannelet AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.486 0 1.290
35 4 Adrien De Leener, Peter Kox, Pierre Kaffer Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.546 0 1.350
36 29 Christopher Zöchling, Jules Gounon, Christopher Brück Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:49.550 0 1.354
37 22 Pro-AM Cup Matthew Simmons, Romain Sarazin, Sean Walkinshaw Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:49.555 0 1.359
38 111 AM Cup Stephen Earle, Bernard Delhez, David Perel Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.598 0 1.402
39 77 Pro-AM Cup Clement Mateu, Jürgen Häring, Nicolas Armindo Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:49.610 0 1.414
40 30 AM Cup Chris Cooper, Chris Harris, Derek Pierce Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.779 0 1.583
41 2 Stuart Leonard, Michael Meadows, Robin Frijns Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:49.781 0 1.585
42 90 Ezequiel Perez Companc, Raffaele Giammaria, Alessandro Balzan AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.789 0 1.593
43 91 Frederic Laberge Jean, Darryl O Young, Alex Tagliani Zakspeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.847 0 1.651
44 49 AM Cup Garry Kondakov, Alexander Moiseev, Ricardo Ragazzi AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:49.858 0 1.662
45 488 AM Cup Pierre Ehret, Stef Vancampenhoudt Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:49.908 0 1.712
46 38 Pro-AM Cup Lorenzo Case, Marco Magri, Cristian Passuti Antonelli Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.030 0 1.834
47 76 Pro-AM Cup Maxime Jousse, Thierry Cornac, Raymond Narac IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:50.044 0 1.848
48 41 Pro-AM Cup Benjamin Lariche, Theo Filler, Dino Lunardi CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.063 0 1.867
49 89 Pro-AM Cup Daniele Perfetti, Laurent Cazenave, Michael Lyons AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.082 0 1.886
50 98 Stef Dusseldorp, Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:50.087 0 1.891
51 25 Pro-AM Cup Christian Kelders, Marc Rostan, Marco Bonanomi Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:50.120 0 1.924
52 10 Pro-AM Cup Stefano Costantini, Giovanni Berton, Matteo Beretta Ombra Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.188 0 1.992
53 888 AM Cup Marco Zanuttini, Vadim Glitin, Liam Talbot Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.351 0 2.155
54 12 Pro-AM Cup Karim Ojjeh, Julian Darras, Olivier Grotz Boutsen Ginion Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:50.849 0 2.653
55 24 Pro-AM Cup Tom Onslow-Cole, Ian Loggie, Callum Macleod Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:50.868 0 2.672
56 69 AM Cup Miro Konopka, Andrzej Lewandowski, Teodor Myszkowski ARC Bratislava Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:52.393 0 4.197

NC = Not Classified
EX = Excluded

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:19
Qualifying:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h4SYKo0UM4

24 April 2016 Maxi Buhk on pole, 31 cars in the same second http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FMercedes_Buhk.jpg

Qualifying for the second round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series in Monza produced the closest result in the history of the series. No fewer than 31 cars are within the same second, with the top-4 separated by less than one tenth of a second. It was Maxi Buhk in the #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG who claimed pole position for this afternoon's race and he will share the front row with Alex Buncombe in the #23 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN GT-R. Fastest of the Pro-Am drivers was Giancarlo Fisichella in the #53 AF Corse Ferrari, with the sister car of Rino Mastronardi on pole in the Am Cup.



Damp conditions at the start of the qualifying hour, after a thunderstorm had passed over Monza during the night. The #99 Rowe Racing BMW topped the timing sheets after Q1 and Q2, but it was only in Q3 that things started in earnest. From the word go, times started to drop and for a while it looked like the Pro-Am Ferraris that had dominated the Free Practice and Pre-Qualifying sessions would be on top again.

But then a flurry of fast laps were set by the fastest drivers in the series and when the dust settled, it was the #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG of Maxi Buhk that had set the fastest time in 1'47.509. The reigning Sprint champion only had 0.016 in hand over the reigning Endurance champion, Alex Buncombe in the #23 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN GT-R, with former F1 star Giancarlo Fisichella in third, 0.067 down on Buhk. Fisico is on pole in Pro-Am however, beating Matteo Malucelli in the #34 Scuderia Praha Ferrari by a mere 0.032.


The complete qualifying results accentuate once again why the Blancpain GT Series is the most competitive GT series in the world: top-10 on the grid within two seconds, nine different brands on the first nine rows of the grid, 31 cars qualifying within the same second. You cannot get any closer than this.


Maxi Buhk (#84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): "It is always nice to be on pole. I did not expect to be however, after yesterday's results I was convinced that the Ferrari-drivers would beat us all. From the front it will be a bit easier to stay out of trouble in the first corner, but it will be a tough race."


Alex Buncombe (#23 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN GT-R): "I am really chuffed to be on the front row. This morning we were aiming to be on the first screen of the results, to be in the top-20. To qualify in second is a great reward for the hard work everybody in the team has put in this weekend."


Giancarlo Fisichella (#53 AF Corse Ferrari): "This championship is fantastic. 57 cars on the grid, and all this close together, I mean: wow! For us the victory in Pro-Am is the main aim for the race, so it will be important to keep our nose clean all during the race."


Rino Mastronardi (#51 AF Corse Ferrari): "It is a very good thing that we have a couple of cars between us and the next car in the Am Cup, that could be an advantage in the early stages of the race. It will be important to stay out of trouble at the start, but my team-mates have won the Blancpain GT Series Am Cup before, so they have enough experience to get a good result this afternoon."

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:22
Resultados Qualy 1:

2016 | Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Monza/Italy Qualifying 1 Pos Car # Class Drivers Team Car Time Laps Gap
1 99 Philipp Eng, Dirk Werner, Alexander Sims Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:48.591 0
2 100 Pro-AM Cup Max Van Splunteren, Louis Machiels, Jeroen Mul Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:48.858 0 0.267
3 58 Come Ledogar, Rob Bell, Shane Van Gisbergen Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:48.939 0 0.348
4 84 Dominik Baumann, Jazeman Jafaar, Maximilian Buhk HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.074 0 0.483
5 7 Guy Smith, Vincent Abril, Steven Kane Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:49.130 0 0.539
6 23 Lucas Ordonez, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Alex Buncombe Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:49.519 0 0.928
7 85 Luciano Bacheta, Indy Dontje, Clemens Schmid HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:49.898 0 1.307
8 8 Andy Soucek, Wolfgang Reip, Maxime Soulet Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1:50.069 0 1.478
9 90 Ezequiel Perez Companc, Raffaele Giammaria, Alessandro Balzan AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.179 0 1.588
10 98 Klaus Graf, Stef Dusseldorp, Lucas Luhr Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:50.315 0 1.724
11 24 Pro-AM Cup Tom Onslow-Cole, Ian Loggie, Callum Macleod Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:50.333 0 1.742
12 26 Gregory Guilvert, Mike Parisy, Christopher Haase Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:50.431 0 1.840
13 50 Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo, Pier Guidi Alessandro AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:50.659 0 2.068
14 29 Christopher Brück, Jules Gounon, Christopher Zöchling Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.720 0 2.129
15 59 Struan Moore, Alex Fontana, Andrew Watson Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 1:50.734 0 2.143
16 19 Michele Beretta, Andrea Piccini, Luca Stolz GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:50.745 0 2.154
17 89 Pro-AM Cup Laurent Cazenave, Daniele Perfetti, Michael Lyons AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:50.833 0 2.242
18 1 Dries Vanthoor, Frederic Vervisch, Laurens Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:50.870 0 2.279
19 11 Pro-AM Cup Michal Broniszewski, Alessandro Bonacini, Andrea Rizzoli Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1:50.871 0 2.280
20 41 Pro-AM Cup Benjamin Lariche, Theo Filler, Dino Lunardi CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:50.881 0 2.290
21 28 Antonio Garcia, Will Stevens, Nico Müller Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:50.905 0 2.314
22 14 Lorenz Frey, Stephane Ortelli, Costa Balboa Albert Emil Frey Racing Emil Frey Jaguar G3 1:51.058 0 2.467
23 16 Rolf Ineichen, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Mirko Bortolotti GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:51.114 0 2.523
24 30 AM Cup Chris Cooper, Chris Harris, Derek Pierce Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 1:51.323 0 2.732
25 3 Rodrigo Baptista, Filipe Albuquerque, Sergio Jimenez Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:51.373 0 2.782
26 101 Fabio Babini, Daniel Zampieri, Patric Niederhauser Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:51.388 0 2.797
27 10 Pro-AM Cup Stefano Costantini, Giovanni Berton, Matteo Beretta Ombra Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:51.520 0 2.929
28 57 Hubert Haupt, Andreas Simonsen, Adam Christodoulou AMG - Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:51.614 0 3.023
29 888 AM Cup Vadim Glitin, Marco Zanuttini, Liam Talbot Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:51.729 0 3.138
30 15 Pro-AM Cup Max Koebolt, Giorgio Roda, Stefano Colombo BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 1:52.006 0 3.415
31 38 Pro-AM Cup Marco Magri, Cristian Passuti, Lorenzo Case Antonelli Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:52.020 0 3.429
32 69 AM Cup Miro Konopka, Andrzej Lewandowski, Teodor Myszkowski ARC Bratislava Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:52.043 0 3.452
33 56 Pro-AM Cup Miguel Toril, Oliver Morley, Maro Engel Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:52.132 0 3.541
34 44 Pro-AM Cup Ahmad Al Harthy, Devon Modell, Jonathan Adam Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1:52.195 0 3.604
35 12 Pro-AM Cup Karim Ojjeh, Julian Darras, Olivier Grotz Boutsen Ginion Racing BMW M6 GT3 1:52.243 0 3.652
36 4 Adrien De Leener, Peter Kox, Pierre Kaffer Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:52.405 0 3.814
37 22 Pro-AM Cup Matthew Simmons, Romain Sarazin, Sean Walkinshaw Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1:52.489 0 3.898
38 53 Pro-AM Cup Ishikawa Motoaki, Lorenzo Bontempelli, Giancarlo Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:52.496 0 3.905
39 87 AM Cup Maurice Ricci, Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Gilles Vannelet AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:52.510 0 3.919
40 66 Pro-AM Cup Steve Parrow, Alexander Mattschull, Daniel Keilwitz Black Pearl Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:52.513 0 3.922
41 2 Stuart Leonard, Michael Meadows, Robin Frijns Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 1:52.680 0 4.089
42 51 AM Cup Peter Mann, Francisco Guedes, Rion Mastronardi AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1:53.523 0 4.932
43 77 Pro-AM Cup Clement Mateu, Jürgen Häring, Nicolas Armindo Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:53.852 0 5.261
44 25 Pro-AM Cup Christian Kelders, Marc Rostan, Marco Bonanomi Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 1:54.051 0 5.460
45 333 Rinat Salikhov, Marco Seefried, Norbert Siedler Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:54.175 0 5.584
46 74 Pro-AM Cup Henry Hassid, Philippe Giauque, Franck Perera ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:54.394 0 5.803
47 76 Pro-AM Cup Maxime Jousse, Thierry Cornac, Raymond Narac IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:54.686 0 6.095
48 666 Pro-AM Cup Mark Poole, Richard Abra, Joe Osborne Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:55.043 0 6.452
49 111 AM Cup Bernard Delhez, Stephen Earle, David Perel Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:55.329 0 6.738
50 49 AM Cup Garry Kondakov, Alexander Moiseev, Ricardo Ragazzi AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:56.691 0 8.100
51 78 Pro-AM Cup Leo Machitski, Marco Attard, Marco Mapelli Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:57.399 0 8.808
52 75 Marlon Stockinger, Filip Salaquarda, Frank Stippler ISR Audi R8 LMS 1:58.319 0 9.728
53 42 AM Cup Niels Stievenart, Jörg Viebahn, Thomas Nicolle CMR with Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1:58.445 0 9.854
54 91 Frederic Laberge Jean, Darryl O Young, Alex Tagliani Zakspeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 2:03.073 0 14.482

NC = Not Classified
EX = Excluded

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:22
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
EX = Excluded

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:23
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
EX = Excluded

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:24
Main Race:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8eKasCIArY

Garage 59 McLaren takes win after nail-biting finish http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BEC_MON16_GR8 R0110.jpg

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."

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:26
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

NC = Not Classified
EX = Excluded

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:34
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 (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/969/laurens-vanthoor) 4 25 29
1 Frederic Vervisch (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/970/frederic-vervisch) 4 25 29
2 Philipp Eng (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1038/philipp-eng) 6 15 21
2 Alexander Sims (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1039/alexander-sims) 6 15 21
3 Maximilian Buhk (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1021/maximilian-buhk) 2 18 20
3 Dominik Baumann (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1022/dominik-baumann) 2 18 20
4 Alvaro Parente (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1011/alvaro-parente) 12 12
4 Rob Bell (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1010/rob-bell) 12 12
5 Filip Salaquarda (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1017/filip-salaquarda) 10 10
5 Frank Stippler (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1018/frank-frank) 10 10
6 Norbert Siedler (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1045/norbert-siedler) 1 8 9
6 Marco Seefried (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1044/marco-seefried) 1 8 9
7 Maxime Soulet (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/984/maxime-soulet) 8 8
7 Andy Soucek (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/985/andy-soucek) 8 8
8 Bernd Schneider (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1027/bernd-scheider) 6 6
8 Jules Szymkowiak (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1026/jules-szymkowiak) 6 6
9 Christopher Mies (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1003/christopher-mies) 4 4
9 Enzo Ide (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1002/enzo-ide) 4 4
10 Dries Vanthoor (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/976/dries-vanthoor) 3 3
10 Robin Frijns (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/977/robin-frijns) 3 3
11 Ezequiel Perez Companc (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1034/ezequiel-perez-companc) 2 2
11 Raffaele Giammaria (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1035/raffaelle-gianmaria) 2 2
12 Daniel Zampieri (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1042/daniel-zampieri) 1 1
12 Patric Niederhauser (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/driver/1043/patric-niederhauser) 1 1

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:38
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 (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/231/belgian-audi-club-team-wrt) 4 25 29

2 HTP Motorsport (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/244/htp-motorsport) 3 18 21

3 ROWE Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/247/rowe-racing) 6 15 21

4 Garage 59 (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/242/garage-59) 12 12

5 Rinaldi Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/249/rinaldi-racing) 2 8 10

6 ISR (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/243/isr) 10 10

7 Bentley Team M-Sport (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/233/m-sport-bentley) 8 1 9

9 AF Corse (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/240/af-corse) 4 4

10 Attempto Racing (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/248/attempto-racing) 2 2

11 Akka ASP (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/team/245/akka-asp) 1 1

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:55
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

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2FBrands+Hatch+Blancpain+Ad %5B1%5D.jpg

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:56
El circuito:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/news/2016/Brands_Hatch_Track_Map.jpg

llumia
25/04/2016, 16:56
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

llumia
09/08/2016, 16:25
Lista de inscritos:

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 -

llumia
09/08/2016, 16:40
FP1:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaKLhxGzmWE

llumia
09/08/2016, 16:41
FP2:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goD_wfu-Y1U

llumia
09/08/2016, 16:48
Clasificación [sirve para formar la parrilla de salida de la Carrera de Clasificación]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A8hNnwHbOI


Franck Perera gives ISR Racing Audi their first pole http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_BRH16_GR8 R3425.jpg
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.”

llumia
09/08/2016, 17:12
Sábado: Carrera de clasificación:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goD_wfu-Y1U

llumia
09/08/2016, 17:27
Szymkowiak and Schneider dominate Qualifying Race at Brands Hatch

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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."

llumia
09/08/2016, 17:34
Domingo: Carrera


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YE45XQiQlw

llumia
09/08/2016, 17:40
Audi duo Mies and Ide win action-packed Main Race

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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.”

llumia
09/08/2016, 17:43
Resultados:

http://vmail.vertouk.net/userfiles/sro/file/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%202016/Brands%20Hatch/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%20Sprint%20Cup_Main%20Race _ResultList_2_0.PDF

llumia
09/08/2016, 17:46
Próxima cita:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2FPoster+Silerstone_Final_W EB.jpg

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:32
El circuito, de sobra conocido:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2FPoster+Silerstone_Final_W EB.jpg


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
08:49 GMT
Main Race
Sunday, 15 May
15:00
14:00 GMT

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:36
Free Practice:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrP92tp4Z0

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:38
AF Corse’s Fisichella paces Free Practice at Silverstone http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FFP.jpeg

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.

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:41
Pre "qualy:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP5PpRPE9rc

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:43
Early effort leaves Bortolotti and GRT Grasser Racing Team fastest in Silverstone Pre-Qualifying http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2Fgrasser_car_2.jpg

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.

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:48
"Qualy":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o30ZN2DBzd4

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:50
GRT Grasser Racing Team’s Bortolotti seals record-breaking Silverstone pole for Lamborghini http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FBortolotti_pole.j pg

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!”

llumia
10/08/2016, 10:52
Main race:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9_q7wwX7SA

llumia
10/08/2016, 13:09
HTP Motorsport’s Buhk, Baumann and Jaafar clinch victory at Silverstone http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2Fphoto_winners.jpg

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.”

llumia
10/08/2016, 13:12
Resultados:

http://vmail.vertouk.net/userfiles/sro/file/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%202016/Silverstone/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%20Endurance%20Cup_Race_Res ultList_1_0.PDF

llumia
10/08/2016, 13:15
Próxima prueba: Los 1000 km de Paul Ricard:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2FA4V_VisualCPR_WEB.jpg

llumia
10/08/2016, 13:17
El circuito:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/news/2016/Paul_Ricard_Track_Map.jpg

llumia
10/08/2016, 13:19
El programa:

Timetable Bronze Test
Friday, 24 June
10:00
08:00 GMT

Free practice
Friday, 24 June

14:10
12:10 GMT

Pre Qualifying
Friday, 24 June

17:05
15:05 GMT

Qualifying 1
Saturday, 25 June

09:45
07:45 GMT

Qualifying 2
Saturday, 25 June

10:05
08:05 GMT

Qualifying 3
Saturday, 25 June

10:25
08:25 GMT

Main Race
Saturday, 25 June

18:00
16:00 GMT

llumia
10/08/2016, 16:06
"Qualy":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4aKitlGgYM

llumia
10/08/2016, 16:12
Alessandro Pier Guidi takes hard fought pole at Le Castellet http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_PRI16_DC9 T4298.jpg



The #50 AF Corse Ferrari will start from pole position at the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km, round five of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series. In the final seconds of a closely fought qualifying session Alessandro Pier Guidi edged ahead of Monegasque Pro-Am driver Olivier Beretta in the sister #53 AF Corse 488 GT3. Both M-Sport Bentleys occupy the second row, with Maxime Soulet putting the #8 Continental third. David Perel, driving the #111 Kessel Racing Ferrari, was quickest of the Am Cup drivers.



Glorious sunshine greeted teams and drivers for the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km qualifying session. As usual things got serious in the third and final qualifying segment, with several of the new Ferrari 488s vying for top spot. But the competition was not willing to let the Prancing Horses dominate the show, and Shane Van Gisbergen in the #58 Garage 59 McLaren and Luca Stolz’s #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini managed to get their cars at the sharp end of the grid as well.


But it wasn't until Steven Kane and Maxime Soulet set their first quick laps that the Ferrari drivers lost top spot. A last gasp effort by Olivier Beretta (substituting for the absent Giancarlo Fisichella) and Alessandro Pier Guidi pushed the Bentleys back down the order again, but it was still the best Blancpain GT qualifying session ever for the Continental GT3.


In the Am Cup Stephane Lemeret was on top for a while, but once David Perel took the wheel of the #111 Kessel Racing Ferrari the South African jumped to first in class and 30th overall.
The Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km starts this afternoon at 6pm local time and finishes around midnight. The race can be followed live – and for free - on the official Blancpain GT Series website and app.

Alessandro Pier Guidi (#50 AF Corse Ferrari): “The traffic was definitely key, along with AF Corse’s good work. The first two races were difficult but the car was brand new. It’s taken time for us to find the way but I am now very happy, both for myself and the crew because they have worked very hard.”


Olivier Beretta (#53 AF Corse Ferrari): “We are here to achieve a good result but whether we fight for overall positions or only the Pro/Am victory depends on race conditions. Both are important to Ferrari, who have worked very hard to sort out the new 488. There has been a lot of testing and investment, and we have shown that today.”


Maxime Soulet (#8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental): “When the team came on the radio and said I was P1 I was like ‘wow!’ because we knew the Ferraris would be fast. In the end it wasn’t quite enough but this is still a very good result for Bentley, and one of the best since the Continental GT3 programme began. It will be good for both cars to start a six-hour race from third and fourth.”


David Perel (#111 Kessel Racing Ferrari): “I’ve done a lot of studying before this weekend and made a document that was about 20 pages long comprising notes and screenshots, which actually came from the Bentley. I’ve got screenshots of them taking curbs! A lot of focus and hard work has gone into it. The team is working really well together this weekend.”

llumia
10/08/2016, 16:17
Main Race:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvpB-rd-1Q8

llumia
10/08/2016, 16:22
Dramatic win for McLaren in the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2Fricard.jpg

An eventful final hour of the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km resulted in a win for the #58 Garage 59 McLaren of Shane Van Gisbergen, Côme Ledogar and Rob Bell. Van Gisbergen hit the front after the last pitstop when the leading Bentley - which had dominated the race up until then - caught fire during refuelling. Van Gisbergen was reeled in by the #50 AF Corse Ferrari in the final laps of the race, but eventually Alessandro Pier Guidi, Michele Rugolo and Pasin Lathouras had to settle for second. The final podium position went to the #3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 of Rodrigo Baptista, Felipe Albuquerque and Jan Magnussen whose Audi was one of five different manufacturers to finish inside the top-five. The Pro-Am win was taken by the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari of Broniszewski, Bonacini and Rizzoli, while another Kessel Racing Ferrari, the #888 of Talbot, Gitlin and Zanuttini, was first in the Am Cup.

Temperatures were still hovering around 30 degrees when the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km began at 18:00 local time. The two Continentals of Bentley Team M-Sport started the race from the second row, but by the end of the opening lap were leading the race after emerging victorious from a four-wide tussle along the Mistral Straight. The British cars then dominated much of the early running until the #7 machine was struck with an ABS problem, leaving the #8 to build a near-45s advantage after four hours.


But during one of the Full Course Yellow periods Maxime Soulet did not slow down quickly enough, resulting in a drive-through penalty, which was served by Andy Soucek. The Spaniard emerged with a six-second lead over Pier Guidi whose #50 AF Corse Ferrari had been rapidly closing in. But it all finally went pear-shaped for the leading Bentley during its final pitstop when fuel leaked on to the hot brake discs, triggering a flash fire. The flames were quickly extinguished but a lap was lost and the Bentley dropped to fourth.


At the same time as the dramatic events were unfolding at Bentley, the #58 Garage 59 McLaren also stopped for the final time. Since it was taken during a Full Course Yellow period, Shane Van Gisbergen emerged having overturned the team’s deficit to the leading Ferrari. Indeed, Pier Guidi left the AF Corse box two laps later some 27 seconds down on the Kiwi. Despite an inspired charge during the final hour of the race, the Italian never managed to close the gap completely, leaving Van Gisbergen, Ledogar and Bell to score their second victory of the year after also winning at Monza. Thus the McLaren trio now lead the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, while Bell also returns to the top of the overall Blancpain GT Series driver standings. That was helped by Maxi Buhk and Dominik Baumann - leaders at the start of the meeting - retiring with transmission problems.


Behind the #58 McLaren and #50 Ferrari was the #3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8, which crossed the line in third. The car of Felipe Albuquerque, Rodrigo Baptista and Blancpain GT Series rookie Jan Magnussen had qualified in a lowly 20th position, but faultless driving and some great strategic decisions pushed the best of the Audis into podium contention. With the unlucky Bentley and #23 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN GT-R not far behind, the same number of manufacturers filled the top-five positions at the finish.


In the Pro-Am Cup Matteo Malucelli in the #34 Scuderia Praha Ferrari was the man of the opening hour. The Italian even managed to briefly put his car between the two leading Bentleys. After the first driver changes his co-driver Jiri Pisarik held on to the class lead, but after contact with the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 the Scuderia Praha Ferrari was too badly damaged, resulting in a lengthy pitstop. Top spot therefore fell into the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari’s lap, the car of championship leader Michal Broniszewski. The Polish driver had endured a difficult start to the race, but together with his co-drivers Alessandro Bonacini and Andrea Rizzoli kept his cool to record a fourth win in five races.


The Am Cup looked set to go to the #49 Kaspersky Motorsport Ferrari, the car with which Stephane Lémeret was making his debut. Together with Alex Moiseev the Belgian ran away from the competition, but with just over two hours left the white Ferrari came to a heartbreaking halt on the Mistral Straight. Its retirement paved the way for a three-way fight between the #111 Kessel Racing Ferrari, the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG and the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari. Eventually - and thanks to an inspired drive by Liam Talbot in the final hour of the race - it was the latter that secured the win.



Shane Van Gisbergen (#58 Garage 59 McLaren): “Making the final pitstop under the Full Course Yellow was a brilliant call and gave us the big jump we needed. We did not have the speed of Ferrari or Bentley today but strategy and great pitstops won us the race. We were always on the limit of doing the shortest stop we could, so it was an impressive performance from the team. It is pretty cool to get another win.”


Alessandro Pier Guidi (#50 AF Corse Ferrari): “We were too close to the pit entry to come in when the Full Course Yellow was called, so we lost more than 30 seconds waiting. The crew did a good job but there was not enough time to get in earlier. Without that we would have probably won the race. But ok, that is racing and we are still happy to be here, especially when you look at the first two races and see how far away we were from the podium. AF Corse and Ferrari did a very good job here and we are now looking forward to Spa.”


Jan Magnussen (#3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): “The championship is absolutely fantastic; so many cars and quite different to what I am used to. I took the start of the race and was quite surprised by how aggressive everyone was. There was a lot of touching and bumping. But I felt my job today was to remain consistent, try to pick up some places and take care of the car. It was the same strategy during my second stint so that I could hand Filipe [Albuquerque] a good car at the end. I would love to come back. I been speaking to Vincent Vosse, who I was team-mates with in Formula Ford, about racing one of his cars since 2010. Finally it happened and maybe I can do a couple more.”


Michal Broniszewski (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari): “This certainly was not the easiest win of the year. Halfway through my first stint I was hit by an Audi, and that resulted in problems with the door. But the team worked hard, my team-mates drove some excellent stints, and we took the win.”


Liam Talbot (#888 Kessel Racing Ferrari): “Marco and Vadim did an excellent job during their stints and we had some great pitstops too. Once I saw that our lead was big enough I controlled the race until the chequered flag.”

llumia
10/08/2016, 16:23
Resultados:

http://vmail.vertouk.net/userfiles/sro/file/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%202016/Paul%20Ricard/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%20Endurance%20Cup_Race_Res ultList_1_0.PDF

llumia
10/08/2016, 16:25
Próxima cita, en el circuito de Nürburgring:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2Fposter-nurburg-final.jpg

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:07
El circuito:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/images/news/2016/Nurburgring_chicane.jpg

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:08
El programa:

Timetable Free Practice 1
Friday, 1 July
09:40
07:40 GMT

Free Practice 2
Friday, 1 July

13:50
11:50 GMT


Qualifying 1
Saturday, 2 July

09:00
07:00 GMT


Qualifying 2
Saturday, 2 July

09:22
07:22 GMT


Qualifying 3
Saturday, 2 July

09:45
07:45 GMT


Qualifying Race
Saturday, 2 July

14:30
12:30 GMT


Warm-up
Sunday, 3 July

08:30
06:30 GMT


Main Race
Sunday, 3 July

14:45
12:45 GMT

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:16
FP1:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq83RMA1nyk

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:18
Audi on top in first free practice session http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_NUR16_DC9 T6973.jpg

Cloudy, but dry conditions greeted teams and drivers for the first free practice session of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup meeting at the short version Nürburgring Grand Prix track. As usual the first forty minutes of the session were reserved for the Bronze and Silver drivers of the championship and some of those youngsters lapped the German track quicker than their more experienced colleagues who joined for the second half of the session.


Dries Vanthoor's 1'27.448 (#4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8) was the quickest of them all, from team-mate Stuart Leonard in the #2 Audi in 1'28.019. Leonard was also the quickest of the Silver cup drivers. In third overall was the #74 ISR Audi of Franck Perera, a mere four hundredths of second slower than Leonard. Fastest of the Pro-Am cars was the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari, the #55 AF Corse Ferrari was quickest in the Am Cup.

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:21
FP2:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdRrxJx6XAw

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:23
Bortolotti puts Huracan in front of Audi-duo http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_NUR16_DC9 T7430.jpg

The second free practice of the Nürburgring round of the Blancpain GT Series gave a better insight on what we might expect for the upcoming race weekend. As was the case in the first free practice, the Audi R8 LMS performed well, but it was the #63 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini of Mirko Bortolotti that topped the timesheets.


At the beginning of the session there were some slight drops of rain, but not enough to have an effect on the lap times. Laurens Vanthoor was quick to put the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 on top, but he was soon bested by Mirko Bortolotti in the #63 Huracan. Those two cars remained in front for the remainder of the second free practice, but behind positions frequently. Franck Perera (#74 ISR Audi) was again among the frontrunners, but Will Stevens (#28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8) and Davide Valsecchi - subbing for Jeroen Bleekemolen on the #16 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini - were up there as well. Eventually it was Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup standings leader Christopher Mies that put the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 in third.

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:25
"Qualy":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzAZ6UiNB_4

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:28
McLaren front row for the Nürburgring Qualifying Race http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_NUR16_DC9 T7814.jpg

Alvaro Parente, driving the #58 Garage 59 McLaren, took pole position for the Qualifying Race of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup round at the Nürburgring. His team-mate Côme Ledogar in the #59 car will share the front row with the Portuguese driver. Right behind the McLaren-duo, 0.003 of a second to be exact, standings leader Christopher Mies took third in the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8. Mies will the second row with the #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG of defending champion Maxi Buhk.



Overcast conditions at the Nürburgring did not alter the spectacle of the qualifying session. At a certain point in Q2, the top-30 (thirty!) cars were separated by less than a second. At the sharp end of the pack both Garage 59 McLarens made good use of their fresh set of Pirelli tyres to dominate proceedings. There were quickest at the end of Q2 and repeated that feat during the deciding third part of qualifying.


Chris Mies did come close to squeezing his Audi between the Garage 59 machines, but the German was only 0.003 short. He was fastest of the Audi cars though, not a mean feat considering there were six R8 LMS inside the top-10.


Giacomo Piccini (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari) was by far the quickest driver in the Pro-Am Cup. The Italian qualified in 16th, two places in front of Luca Stolz in the #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini, polesitter in the Silver Cup. Fastest of the Am Cup drivers was Stéphane Lemeret in the #55 AF Corse Ferrari.



Alvaro Parente (#58 Garage 59 McLaren): "When we put a new set of Pirelli tyres on, the car immediately felt very well balanced. In free practice we knew we had the speed, but it isn't until you try the new rubbers that you are absolutely certain to be on the pace."


Côme Ledogar (#59 Garage 59 McLaren): "This is an excellent opportunity for McLaren to score its first podium in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. Together with Rob and Martin we form two excellent line-ups, and we should have a good race pace."


Christopher Mies (#33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): "Qualifying was very tight again, and it's good to be at the front, especially since we are leading the championship. The car was great to drive, so we can start the race with some ambitions."

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:30
Carrera de Clasificación:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x1Fy0BoYR0

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:33
Mies and Ide earn hard-fought win in qualifying race http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_NUR16_DC9 T7894QR.jpg

Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup leaders Enzo Ide and Christopher Mies took the win in the qualifying race at the Nürburgring. The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT-drivers held off the #58 Garage 59 McLaren of polesitter Alvaro Parente and Rob Bell, while René Rast and Will Stevens took their first podium in the #28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8. Even though they incurred a drive-through, the Pro-Am win went to the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari of Michal Broniszewski and Giacomo Piccini, while GRT Lamborghini-duo Luca Stolz and Michele Beretta took another Silver Cup win. In the Am Cup the championship leaders Lemeret and Sdanewitsch added another win to their tally.

Overcast and very windy conditions at the start of the qualifying race of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup round at the Nürburgring, but the predicted rain stayed away. In the run towards the first corner some drivers misjudged their braking point and the biggest victim of the following mayhem was Laurens Vanthoor. The former champion was spun round and rejoined in last position.


At the front, pole setter Alvaro Parente had kept the #58 Garage 59 McLaren in first position, but he could not pull out a gap from the chasing Audis of Mies, Rast and Perera. The quartet stayed nose-to-tail until the pit window opened. A less than perfect pitstop in the Garage 59-camp meant that the McLaren - now with Rob Bell at the wheel - dropped to third, behind Enzo Ide in the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi and Marlon Stockinger in the #74 ISR Audi. Bell quickly found a way past Stockinger, and set his mind on closing the eight second gap towards Ide. A couple of laps from the end, the Blancpain GT Series driver standings leader was under the rear wing of the leading Audi, but Ide continued his faultless run and managed to hold the McLaren factory driver off until the chequered flag. Ide and Mies are the first drivers to win two Sprint Cup races this season and they obviously increased their lead in the Sprint Cup standings as well.


Behind them, Stockinger and Will Stevens - who had lost some time when taking over from René Rast - had a great scrap for third. The former F1 driver made a great move into turn one, claiming the first podium finish for the #28 Audi. Dries Vanthoor and Nico Müller in the #4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 made it four R8 LMS inside the top-5, and for a while it looked like the final point would go to the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 of Vanthoor and Vervisch, who made a great come-back after their spin in the opening lap. However, a late puncture meant they dropped to 25th, meaning that it was the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental of Soucek and Soulet that claimed the final point.


In Pro-Am Cup, Giacomo Piccini made a great start in the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari, running just behind the leading quartet in fifth overall. A speeding infringement at the pitstop resulted in a drive-through for his co-driver Michal Broniszewski, and although the Ferrari dropped to 20th overall, the Italian-Polish duo still claimed their fourth Sprint Cup Pro-Am win of the season.


The fight for Silver Cup was defined by the hectic opening few laps, with the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 of Meadows and the #100 Attempto Racing Lamborghini of Mul dropping some positions. Polesitters Luca Stolz and Michele Beretta held on to the lead for the rest of the race, even though their #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini was involved in an incident with the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG in the closing minutes of the race.


In the Am Cup, Stéphane Lemeret in the #55 AF Corse Ferrari ran away from the competition in the opening stages of the race and after the pitstop co-driver Claudio Sdanewitsch had little trouble in holding on to first position.



Drivers quotes:

Enzo Ide (#33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): "We had a fantastic pitstop, the boys did a perfect job once again. I had healthy lead, but when my engineer warned me that the McLaren was closing in, I must admit I was getting a little nervous. Rob and I had a fair fight and I have to say that as an amateur driver it made me very happy to be able to hold the more experienced professional drivers behind."


Rob Bell (#58 Garage 59 McLaren): "With four Audis around me, I must say it felt like a bit of a German party at times. But it was all competitive racing and it is still Garage 59's best result in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. For sure, we will be battling hard tomorrow and they will not give us any leeway, but the racing has been of a fantastic level this year and I hope it will be the case again tomorrow."


Will Stevens (#28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): "We had a bit of a mishap at the driver change, when the seatbelt fell into the car. We lost some time there, after which I had a great battle with Marlon. Once I got past him I immediately knew that the gap towards the leaders was too big to close. But today was all about being in the front for tomorrow, and we moved up quite a bit in this race, so that's good."

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:35
Carrera Principal (Domingo):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IkJFW_7uvw

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:40
Garage 59 McLaren claims maiden win in Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BSC_NUR16_DC9 T8674MR.jpg

Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente took the #58 Garage 59 McLaren to its first win in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, claiming victory at the main race on the Nürburgring. The #28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 of René Rast and Will Stevens was only a couple of seconds behind, while Jules Szymkowiak and Bernd Schneider completed an impressive come-back by putting their #86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG on the third step of the podium.

For the third consecutive time, Pro-Am honours in the Sprint Cup went to Michal Broniszewski and Giacomo Piccini in the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari, while the #55 AF Corse Ferrari of Claudio Sdanewitsch and Stéphane Lémeret claimed its third win as well. Luca Stolz and Michele Beretta dominated the weekend in the Silver Cup, at the wheel of the #19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini.

Less than two hours before the start of the Nürburgring main race, the Eifel track was hit by a heavy shower of rain. Even though the race was declared wet by the race direction, most of the asphalt had dried sufficiently by the time the lights went to green. Rob Bell outbraked polesitter Enzo Ide into the first corner, and the McLaren driver quickly managed to pull out a gap towards the cars behind him. That chasing pack was briefly led by Ide in the #33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8, but soon Will Stevens (#28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8) and Jules Szymkowiak (#86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG) overtook the Belgian.
When the pit window opened, Bell enjoyed a four second-lead over Stevens, enough to hold on to first position after the mandatory driver changes. Alvaro Parente was now at the wheel of the #58 Garage 59 McLaren, and even though René Rast in the #28 Audi closed in on him rather quickly at the beginning of his stint, Parente managed to keep his head cool and re-open the gap later on. He eventually crossed the line with two seconds in hand, to take McLaren's first win in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.


Bernd Schneider kept the #86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG in third, completing a nice come-back, considering the car started the qualifying race in a lowly 24th position. Most of the hard work was done by claiming eighth in that Saturday race, and a perfect main race was rewarded by important championship points for Schneider-Szymkowiak. However, this round did see them drop a position in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup standings, while Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente jumped from fifth to first. The British-Portuguese duo now have a three-point lead over Enzo Ide and Christopher Mies, who finished in fourth at the 'Ring.


In the overall Blancpain GT Series driver standings, Rob Bell has a much more overwhelming lead. By adding this first sprint win to his endurance victories of Monza and Le Castellet, the McLaren-driver now enjoys a 44-point lead over Mercedes-duo Buhk-Baumann, sixth at the Nürburgring.


In the Pro-Am Cup Michal Broniszewski continues his impressive winning streak by claiming his third Sprint Cup win with Giacomo Piccini, his fifth of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series season. Even though the Polish driver was involved in an incident in the opening lap of the race, Broniszewski retook the class lead in the sixth lap and after that the win for #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari-duo was never really in danger.


The Am Cup saw a nice scrap between the #55 AF Corse Ferrari and the #66 Black Pearl Racing Ferrari, with the latter leading the category during the opening first half of the race. Claudio Sdanewitsch managed to stay close to the Rinaldi machine however and once Stéphane Lémeret had taken over the wheel of the #55 Ferrari, the quick Belgian had little trouble in scoring a third class win in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.


In the Silver Cup the Grasser Racing Team youngsters Luca Stolz and Michele Beretta had a perfect the weekend, claiming pole, qualifying race and main race wins. They also finished in a creditable 13th place overall, as first of the Lamborghini-drivers. Their lead in the Silver cup standings has now increased to 23 points.




Drivers quotes:



Rob Bell (#58 Garage 59 McLaren): "I had a fantastic start. When I looked at the footage afterwards, I could see that everybody went at the same time, but maybe not the poleman. It was one of those starts where you catch the rev range right, and you get a great punch when you put your foot to the floor. Our guys had practiced on the pitstops overnight and they definitely improved, which helped us in maintaining the lead after the pitstop."


Will Stevens (#28 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8): "We've had good potential all year, but in qualifying there was always something that did not go our way. And when you start from behind it is always difficult to come through. This weekend qualifying went very well, and we could show how competitive we can be. I am sure we can carry on in that form."


Bernd Schneider (#86 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): "After qualifying, in which I did not perform very well, I never thought that we would finish on the podium today. Especially since it is very hard to overtake on this track. But we found a good set-up, the team did some great pitstops and Jules and I were able to gain some positions."


Luca Stolz (#19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini): "We made some small mistakes today, but we are very happy to win again and to be the first of the Lamborghini cars. It was not the easiest track for the Huracan, but we fought hard and got the reward."


Michal Broniszewski (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari): "Normally we should be able to finish in the top-15 overall, but today it was a bit more difficult. Not in the least because I was pushed off at the start. After that it was hard to fight back, but we are obviously happy with another win in Pro-Am."


Claudio Sdanewitsch (#55 AF Corse Ferrari): "Since I had some Pro drivers behind me at the start, I knew my main task was to stay out of trouble through the first couple of corners. I succeeded in doing so and after that I focused on staying close to the fast driver of our competitor. At the pitstop I was only a couple of seconds behind and after the driver change Stéphane could easily take the lead. After our mishap in free practice the team did an excellent job in giving us a great car again and finding a good set-up as well."

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:42
Resultados:

http://vmail.vertouk.com/userfiles/sro/file/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%202016/Nurburgring/Blancpain%20GT%20Series%20Sprint%20Cup_Main%20Race _ResultList_2_0%5B1%5D.PDF

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:45
La próxima cita, no será una cita cualquiera, serán las 24 h de Spa, prueba válida para la Copa de Resistencia:

http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=370&src=%2Fimages%2Fevents%2FA4V_PosterSPA%40Web+final .jpg

llumia
13/08/2016, 10:48
El circuito:

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llumia
13/08/2016, 10:53
El programa:

Timetable Free practice
Thursday, 28 July
13:20
11:20 GMT

Pre Qualifying
Thursday, 28 July

17:45
15:45 GMT


Qualifying
Thursday, 28 July

20:00
18:00 GMT


Night Qualifying
Thursday, 28 July

21:45
19:45 GMT


Super Pole
Friday, 29 July

18:00
16:00 GMT


Warm-up
Saturday, 30 July

09:05
07:05 GMT


Main Race
Saturday, 30 July

16:30
14:30 GMT

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:05
"Pre-qualy":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayhMg69aZx8&list=PLnnFwnhryIkS-1UL7mH2YSudufgqrj_eO&index=7

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:07
Late charge of Felix Rosenqvist gives AKKA-ASP fastest time in Pre-Qualifying http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2F2016%2FVSA_BEC_SPA16_GR8 R4333.jpg

Sunny conditions for the hour-long pre-qualifying session of the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa, so the lap times were notably quicker than during the semi-wet free practice session earlier today. Minutes before the session ended Felix Rosenqvist in the #88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG set the fastest time of the session, lapping the 7 km Ardennes track in 2'19.549. He beat Maro Engel's time in the #.00 AMG-Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG by a mere 0.065 of a second. In third was another Mercedes-AMG, from a third different team: the #85 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport car was 0.269 off the fastest time. The top-2 cars were also the quickest cars of the Intercontinental GT Challenge entrants.


In Pro-Am things were a bit more varied, with five different makes in the top-5. The fastest time went to the #666 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini of Oliver Gavin, which also finished in sixth overall. It was followed by the #74 ISR Audi and the #56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG. The fastest car of the Am Cup was the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari, that ended up in 37th overall.

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:09
"Qualy":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl0ULtn3uJ0&list=PLnnFwnhryIkS-1UL7mH2YSudufgqrj_eO&index=9

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:17
Shane Van Gisbergen fastest in qualifying for the Total 24 Hours of Spa

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The #58 Garage 59 McLaren of Shane Van Gisbergen set the fastest time of the two qualifying sessions for the 2016 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. On his first flying lap in the second session, the Kiwi improved on the time set by Maxi Götz (#86 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG) during the first session, lapping a mere 0.058 of a second faster. Dani Juncadella clocked the third time overall with the #56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG and set the fastest time in the Pro-Am Cup. With the 20 fastest cars still participating in Friday's Superpole, the pole position in the Am Cup went to the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari of Niki Cadei, while Grégory Paisse took the pole in the National Group at the wheel of the #230 SpeedLover Porsche.

During both qualifying sessions the 'sweet spot' was to be found at the beginning of the session, with teams preferring to focus on the race set-up afterwards. While Maxi Götz, one of the 2013 Total 24 Hours of Spa winners, was on top at the end of the first 75-minute session, Shane Van Gisbergen took advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures at the start of the night session to edge in front of the German driver. The polesitter of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour lapped the Spa track in 2'18.474, only three tenths above last year's pole position time.


Dani Juncadella's first session lap time was good enough to put his #56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG on top of the Pro-Am Cup, but since four Pro-Am Cup cars qualified for Friday's Superpole, pole position in the category will be decided at the same time as the overall pole position.


However, in the Am Cup and the National Group the fight for the best starting position was decided during the two qualifying sessions. Niki Cadei only needed three laps in the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari to claim top spot in the Am Cup (and 36th overall), while the duel between the two National Group Porsche 911 GT3 Cup was decided in favour of the #230 SpeedLover car, with Grégory Paisse setting the fastest time in the first session.


With the starting positions 21 to 65 decided this evening, the top-20 positions will be determined during Friday's Superpole, which starts at 18.00. Since 24 cars qualified within the same second on Thursday, the fight for the best starting position promises to be exciting. The 30-minute session will be streamed live on the websites of the Total 24 Hours of Spa and the Blancpain GT Series.



Shane van Gisbergen (#58 Garage 59 McLaren): “It was a pretty tough start to the day with the weather but it got better and better. The car was not too good to begin with but we chipped away at the set-up and got there in the end. We were 19th at the end of the first qualifying session, so right on the edge and needed to do a better job tonight! Of course, that has only got us into the Super Pole shootout but we are happy with where we are.”


Maxi Götz (#86 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): “I think the best time in practice was a 2m18.6s and I managed a point-five in qualifying. There were not many drivers under the 2m19s barrier either. I just wanted to get out there and find a space, which I managed to do. After that we were fairly confident no-one would beat the time.”


Dani Juncadella (#56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG): “My first experience here in the car was a few weeks ago racing in British GT, and we lacked a bit of pace. So obviously it is really nice to be sitting here. We made a big step with the set-up today; in Pre-Qualifying I was one second off but pulled out a really good lap this evening. I would like to be greedy and try for a good outright grid position tomorrow, but we know there will be a big fight to win the Pro-Am class, which is our main goal. But seeing the result today obviously makes me want to go for overall pole!”

Nicola Cadei (#888 Kessel Racing Ferrari): “I only needed three laps in the end, although we did spend some time fine-tuning the car during Pre-Qualifying. During my first lap I found a car in the middle of Blanchimont, which spoiled that run and kept us out of the Super Pole, which was our initial aim.”

Grégory Paisse (#230 SpeedLover Porsche): "It's my first time in this event, so it's a bit of a dream come true. It's fantastic to drive here, with the best GT cars and drivers in the world. I don't have words to describe my feelings."

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:20
Los veinte primeros clasificados en la parrilla de salida para la carrera, se ordenan disputando la Superpole:

"Superpole":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joSN4989DVc&list=PLnnFwnhryIkS-1UL7mH2YSudufgqrj_eO&index=8

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:24
Mercedes-AMG takes pole for 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2FVSA_BEC_SPA16_GR8R4257.j pg

Clemens Schmid, at the wheel of the #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG, has claimed pole position for the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa, the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge. The Austrian beat his Mercedes-AMG colleague Felix Rosenqvist (#88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG) by a mere 0.009 of a second. Fastest time in the Pro-Am Cup went to another Mercedes-AMG, the #56 Black Falcon car driven by Dani Juncadella.

Sunny conditions greeted the 20 fastest drivers participating in the Superpole session of the 2016 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. With those 20 cars only separated by eight tenths of a second after Thursday's qualifying session, the Superpole was expected to be an exciting affair. By lapping in 2m18.223s Maro Engel in the #.00 AMG-Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG was the first to beat the quickest time of Thursday evening. But that was not enough to claim pole position, for Clemens Schmid beat last year's pole time at the wheel of the #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG thanks to his 2m18.025s. And, almost immediately after, Felix Rosenqvist - a Spa 24 rookie - lapped within 0.009s of the Austrian's time.


Dani Juncadella (#56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG), Maxi Götz (#86 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG) and Shane Van Gisbergen (#58 Garage 59 McLaren) were the last three drivers on track, trying to get the best starting position for the Belgian endurance classic.


The Spanish Black Falcon driver was about to set a quick lap time, but was then distracted by a car on its slowing down lap and Juncadella missed his braking point in the final chicane. Than bad luck struck the fastest man of Thursday's qualifying, Shane Van Gisbergen. The McLaren driver slowed down on track, causing a yellow flag situation. That impacted most on Maxi Götz whose final flying lap - which would have been fast enough of pole - was subsequently cancelled as a result of the caution. He therefore completes a top-six solely comprising Mercedes-AMG machines.


With other cars under investigation, the official grid for the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa will be published on Saturday morning.


Clemens Schmid (#85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG): “I out-braked myself at the Bus Stop on lap one, which was a wake-up call for the second lap! I made a small mistake through Pouhon but was really happy with the rest. However, it is a long race; we still have 24 hours to go.”


Felix Rosenqvist (#88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG): “I think a qualifying format like the Superpole shootout is my kind of thing and really fun. It was a dream come true, actually! My run was a bit similar to Clemens’ in that I tried to set my fastest on the first lap so worked the tyres very hard during the out-lap. However, I made a big mistake at the chicane and had to go again. It is great for my team to be pushing at the front in their first year.”


Dani Juncadella (#56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG): “You do not expect to find a car at the last corner during a Superpole session. I was not blocked but when you are on a fast lap and flat-out something like that makes a difference and I out-braked myself. It looked like a really good lap because I had the reference from yesterday. Anyway, pole position probably was not possible today. Maybe a bit higher on the grid would have been good but starting in the top-10 is nice, and obviously first in class was the objective.”

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:28
Carrera (Dividida en 3 partes):

1ª Parte:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA9-Ks15N18

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:29
2ª parte:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KWrV0CnHbo

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:30
3ª Parte:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMqGfULymLo

llumia
13/08/2016, 11:40
BMW wins eventful Total 24 Hours of Spa after epic finish http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/timthumb.php?w=600&src=%2Fimages%2F%2Fnews%2FUntitled_design-10.jpg

For the second year running, it was a BMW that won the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series, the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The #99 Rowe Racing BMW of Maxime Martin, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng ran a faultless race, even resisting a sudden downpour 30 minutes from the end to take their most prestigious win of the year. The adverse weather conditions did influence the other podium positions, though: the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental which ran second for much of the second half of the race, dropped to fourth in the end. A late Full Course Yellow pit stop gave the #88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG the necessary boost to claim the runner-up spot, finishing five seconds ahead of the #28 Audi Sport Team WRT R8. It also secured victory for Mercedes-AMG in the Intercontinental GT Challenge. Pro-Am Cup honours were taken by the #76 IMSA Performance Porsche which ran a faultless race, while the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari won the battle of the Prancing Horses in the Am Cup. In the National Group there was no stopping the #911 RMS Porsche and Audi won the Coupe du Roi for a third consecutive time.

It wasn’t long before it was clear that the 69th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa was going to be an unpredictable, yet extremely hard-fought endurance race. During the first safety car intervention, following a two-car crash on the Kemmel Straight, several teams spread their tactics over different cars which prompted a flurry of lead changes. No fewer than seven different brands led the race at one point or another.


At the first points scoring opportunity after six hours the #99 Rowe Racing BMW lead from the #6 and #1 Audis, but the competition was not far behind. However, there was no #28 Audi Sport Team WRT R8 among them, for there had been contact between that car’s driver René Rast and the #114 Emil Frey Jaguar of Jonathan Hirschi. The Audi squad needed three laps to repair the damage to the #28 car, which recovered during the second half of the race to take third.


During the night hours the two Continental GT3s of the Bentley Team M-Sport came to the front, occupying first and third spots halfway through the race and giving them important points for the championship. In second was the #6 Audi Sport Team Phoenix R8 ahead of the #99 Rowe Racing BMW in fourth, which was still on the lead lap.


With the #7 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3s losing considerable time due to power steering problems, three of those four cars continued to challenge each other for the lead throughout the morning hours. That three-way fight became a duel when the #6 Audi Sport Team Phoenix R8 went up in flames. Flailing rubber from a right rear puncture cut the oil lines of the Audi and triggered a fireball, but driver Christopher Mies escaped unharmed.

With intermittent rain hitting the Ardennes track during the closing stages of the race, the drivers of the remaining #8 Bentley and #99 BMW struggled adapting to the ever-changing conditions. Because the Bentley had to serve several drive-through penalties throughout the race, it was expected to be half a minute short at the end. The late race downpour changed the leaderboard even more, with the Bentley switching to rain tyres under green. At the same time several cars aquaplaned off at the Bus Stop chicane, instigating a Full Course Yellow-situation. The cars in third, fourth and fifth all pitted during that period, which brought them out ahead of the Bentley. It appeared the #86 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 would inherit a podium position, but in the final minutes it was deemed the car had been released from its pit box in an unsafe manner and driver Maxi Götz was handed a drive-through penalty that demoted him to fifth. Felix Rosenqvist in the #88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 climbed to second, and although Laurens Vanthoor in the #28 Audi Sport Team WRT R8 did his utmost to pass the Swede, the Audi-driver had to settle for third.


At the front there were no real worries for Alexander Sims in the new BMW M6 GT3, who took the win under the cheers of the Rowe Racing team and his co-drivers Philipp Eng and Maxime Martin. For Martin it was a very emotional win, for with this victory he follows in the footsteps of his father (and four times Spa-winner) Jean-Michel Martin.


Pro-Am Cup: IMSA Performance Porsche reap the rewards



In Pro-Am Cup the opening hours were just as exciting as the fight for the overall lead. There were plenty of lead changes, but at the six-hour mark the full points went in the direction of the #44 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin. The second and third Pro-Am cars, the #100 Attempto Racing Lamborghini and the #89 AKKA-ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3, finished less than fifteen seconds behind. During the night hours the drivers of the #74 ISR Audi set some impressive stints, ultimately taking the lead in the category and even entering the top-10 overall at the halfway mark. They lost their advantage on Sunday morning, however, as the #76 IMSA Performance Porsche’s more efficient pit strategy made for an impressive climb up the order that would turn into a one lap victory margin. It was the first win for French quartet Patrick Pilet, Maxime Jousse, Raymond Narac and Thierry Cornac since they started their Blancpain GT Series campaign at the beginning of the 2016 season. Porsche factory driver Pilet adds this Pro-Am Cup win to his two runner-up spots overall in 2010 and 2013, one of which he shared with Narac.


The #74 ISR Audi struggled to hold on to second for a while, but during the final hours they kept their nearest competitor, the #666 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3, at bay. For the Barwell team it was the third consecutive time they finished on the Pro-Am Cup podium in the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

Pro-Am Cup overall standings leader Michal Broniszewski had a difficult race to say the least - he was hit by another car at La Source hairpin among others - but by scoring points after six and twelve hours and taking fifth at the finish he retains his comfortable lead in the standings.


Am Cup: Reliability decides the outcome



In the Am Cup the #49 Kaspersky Motorsport Ferrari looked set to dominate the race. At the six-hour mark the white and green 458 GT3 had a clear lead before mechanical gremlins struck. After having led the class for 200 laps, the car had to be retired. That cleared the stage for an epic fight between the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari and the #52 AF Corse Ferrari, a duel that was decided when Rino Mastronardi in the latter was hit by another car some three hours from the end. Liam Talbot, Marco Zanuttini, Vadim Gitlin and Nicola Cadei were able to evade such drama in the Kessel car, and were rewarded with the category’s most prestigious victory of the year. Together with their win at the Paul Ricard Blancpain 1000km, the trio have an almost unassailable lead in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Am standings.


Coupe du Roi: Audi takes it again



For the third consecutive time Audi was awarded the Coupe du Roi. The prestigious trophy is awarded to the manufacturer that performs best in the overall, Pro-Am and Am categories. With three, two and one car scoring points in each of the respective categories, Audi ended up with 109 points, seeing off Ferrari (92) and Lamborghini (74).


National Group: RMS dominates from the start



The experienced driver quartet of the #911 RMS Porsche 991 GT3 Cup - Fabrice Notari, Jean-Marc Bachelier, Yannick Mallegol and Howard Blank - had little trouble in dominating their class. They quickly managed to get a couple of laps advantage over their competitors, and even though they suffered a puncture, their lead never came under pressure.


Intercontinental GT Challenge: Mercedes-AMG takes championship lead



By finishing first (#88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP) and fourth (#86 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport) of the cars entered in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, Mercedes-AMG took the manufacturers' championship lead. In the drivers' standings Laurens Vanthoor added second place points to his third place finish at the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, meaning the Belgian is now on top of the drivers' standings. That means that the inaugural season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge will go down to the wire in the Sepang 12 Hours.


First place in the Am Cup went to Thierry Cornac in the #76 IMSA Performance Porsche, who beat Henry Hassid and Philippe Giauque in the #74 ISR Audi.

Drivers quotes



Maxime Martin (#99 Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3): “It is difficult to describe. This is the seventh victory for my family at the 24 Hours of Spa and it feels amazing. I have tried to win this race a few times before and come quite close in the last few years but today was our day, or at least our weekend. It was the perfect weekend with no mistakes and no regulation breaches. For me it is quite an emotional victory; it is just amazing.”


Felix Rosenqvist (#88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG): “We had a smooth race at the beginning and seemed to make the right decisions during Full Course Yellow periods and when the weather changed. But then our luck turned and we dropped down from P3 to P5 or six. I thought more or less the podium chance was over after that. So I jumped in the car for the last two hours and treated it like a sprint race, pushing every lap like a qualifier to see where we ended up. Luckily all that craziness happened in the end, and I was also a bit lucky during my excursion at the Bus Stop in the rain.”


Rene Rast (#28 WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3): “After the Safety Car period I was pretty much at the end of the queue. Then, on the second lap after the green flag, I was actually braking for Turn 12 when I was hit on the rear-left by a Jaguar. I do not know what it destroyed but we got a puncture and also had to make some repairs to the car that lasted six or seven minutes. That was the point our race turned.”


Patrick Pilet (#76 IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R): “I rate this victory very highly because, honesty, when we arrived here we did not expect to be that quick and consistent. Overall we were not the quickest on track this year but also made no mistakes. The car only ever needed fuel and tyres at the stops, while my team-mates also did a great job, especially Max [Jousse] who was competing in his first 24-hour race. Thierry [Cornac] and Raymond [Narac] have more experience but they also drove very well.”


Liam Talbot (#888 Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3): “It is a long race and you never know what will happen so cannot afford to get ahead of yourself. We were happy for the race to come to us and it did when the Kaspersky Ferrari retired.”


Howard Blank (#911 RMS Porsche 911 GT3 Cup): “Racing against faster cars is something we are used to from competing against prototypes and alike, so we had an idea of how to be careful. Sometimes it would be nice if the GT3s were a little less aggressive but I think we did reasonably well against them.”