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Another double header weekend saw us take in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance practice and qualifying, at Silverstone. Matthieu Vaxiviere / Jake Dennis / Nicki Thiim took the R-Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage to pole position and converted that in to race victory on the Sunday too. Tristan Vautier / Adam Christodoulou / Raffaele Marciello were just over ten seconds back in the Mercedes-AMG Team Akka ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3. Completing the podium were Markus Palttala / Stephane Ortelli / Norbert Siedler in the Emil Frey Lexus Racing Lexus RC F GT3 after a hard fought battle for the final podium spot saw 3rd to 9th overall separated by less than 8 seconds. Read More »

The threat of rain during the 3 hour race failed to amount to more than just a few drops at Silverstone, but the racing was exciting enough without the weather mixing things up. With two safety car periods early on the field never really got spread out until the final hour of racing. Andrea Caldarelli / Christian Engelhart / Mirko Bortolotti (GRT Grasser Racing Team – Lamborghini Huracan GT3) took victory by less than half a second from Jimmy Eriksson / Maximilian Buhk / Franck Perera (Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport – Mercedes-AMG GT3) after leading early on. Completing the podium were Michael Meadows / Edoardo Mortara / Raffaele Marciello (AKKA ASP – Mercedes-AMG GT3) only 3 seconds behind the winners. Read More »

blancpain16 (127)Our first visit to a Blancpain GT Series race saw us take in the 3hr endurance race at Silverstone. With dry conditions and periods of warm sunshine the race was fast and frantic, with over 20 cars still on the lead lap at the halfway point. A late safety car bunched up the field with little more than 20 minutes of racing time left so it was hard fought win for Maxi Buhk / Dominik Baumann / Jazeman Jaafar in the HTP Motorsport Mercedes SLS by less than a second from the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT’s Audi R8 of Laurens Vanthoor / Dries Vanthoor / Fred Vervisch. The pole position sitting GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan driven by Mirko Bortolotti / Rolf Ineichen / Jeroen Bleekemolen completed the podium. Read More »