The Blancpain GT Series, have opened the doors to the
season 2017 with his now almost traditional official test at Paul Ricard, appointment
for the that have been given by a total of 50 vehicles GT3 up to eleven manufacturers
different. These tests, which are spread across two days, have started with
the domain of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 #75 ISR Racing to the front of the table of times.
Beyond this fact, the majestic session of test of the contest is ORS
Motorsports Group has served to reveal some of the details and to see in
action to five Spanish riders.
In terms of mere
competitive, the Audi R8 LMS GT3 #75 has finished as the fastest car in the first day of test thanks to the work of Filip Salaquarda, the whole time
it has marked a time of 1:56.789. For his part, and the second has been the Audi
#26 Sainteloc Racing, while Daniel Keilwitz has marked the third lap
fastest of the day at the controls of the Ferrari 488 GT3 #333 Rinaldi Racing,
that in turn has led to dominate the morning session. The Mercedes-AMG GT3
#87 in which it competes Dani Juncadella and the Ferrari 488 GT3 #50 have been completed
the Top 5 of the day.
Five Spanish riders
are present in Paul Ricard. The first three are Andy Soucek, Lucas Ordoñez and Dani Juncadella, all of them with defined programs and confirmed in
the Blancpain GT Series. For his part, Miguel Toril was uploaded to one of the Mercedes-AMG Black Falcon, which should be the previous step to define your
program in competition with the formation with the that already competed in the category
Pro-Am of the Endurance Cup in 2016. In addition, Miguel Molina has rolled with the
Ferrari 488 GT3 SMP Racing, although their presence in the championship is not assured. On the contrary, Albert Costa itself has a square fixed, but it has not
come to the path French.
Be that as it may,
first day of testing at Paul Ricard has been a day of premieres. Strakka has
his debut as team principal of McLaren in the competition, in the same way that
in the team AKKA-ASP will also have completed its first kilometers
‘officers’ with the team. One of them has been the Dani Juncadella,
but perhaps the most striking item is that the training will be with Edo
Mortara, pilot officer of Mercedes-AMG in the DTM, to compete in rounds
the Endurance Cup alongside Raffaele Marciello and Michael Meadows. This
‘move’ left out of the team Mathias Lauda.
In which the orbit
Lamborghini terms and the official drivers of Lamborghini Squadra Corse,
Giovanni Venturini has started his work with Attempo Racing, while
Andrea Caldarelli competira with GRT Grasser Racing team, same formation that will host
Christian Engelhart. In the ‘deal’ that has made the Italian brand, Marco
Mapelli is between the pilots of Barwell Motorsport. With all and at the margin of
the new colors that has shown the unique Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 presented in
track, it should be noted that ROWE Racing has put on track its two BMW M6 GT3 with
Michael Zehe, Markus Paltalla, António Félix Da Costa and Phillip Eng, though
no rider BMW is confirmed.