51 cars GT3 in the closing of the Blancpain GT Series


The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosts this weekend the final appointment of the season 2017 of the Blancpain GT Series, so that the path Spanish will be witness not only of the resolution of the title of the Endurance Cup, but also of the titles absolute. However, this is the first time that the contest closes its doors with a resistance test, in the same way that also Montmeló, will be premiered on the task of hosting a race of three hours. A total of 51 vehicles GT3 recorded in a registered list of great talent.

The appointment in Barcelona will be understood from a double-prism, because at the same time fight for the title of the Endurance Cup and for the scepter all of the Blancpain. However, to continue this battle will be relatively easy since both are concerned with the same cars. However, in the Endurance Cup the trio formed by Andy Soucek Maxime Soulet and Vincent April comes a leader with the Bentley #8 with 79 points, eight more than Lamborghini #63 of Andrea Caldarelli, Christian Engelhart and Mirko Bortolotti. For their part, these last two are leaders, absolute with 138 points, or what is the same, 22 points higher than Vincent April.

Although in the GT3 that have shown a greater level throughout the year there is no change of pilots, as is clear from watching the Audi #5 Stevens, Vanthoor and Fässler or the Mercedes #84 of Buhk, Perera and Eriksson, what is certain is that since the last round of the championship there are many changes and absences within the grill. Without going more far, the Audi #3 jumps out of the category Pro-Am to Pro with the couple formed by Caygill, Venter and a third driver to be confirmed. The Jaguar G3, Emil Frey Racing debuts alignment with Ortelli, Siedler and Fontana in the absence of Albert Costa.


Marco Mapelli joins the Lamborghini Hurricane GT3 #19 GRT Grasser, a formation on the other hand aligns a third Hurricane with race #82 in which they will compete as new Tom Dillmann, Giorgio Roda and Paolo Ruberti. Within the team Strakka Racing also there are remarkable changes all time the McLaren 650S GT3 #58 Rob Bell and Like Ledogar is not registered, which leaves the #59 to the trio of riders formed by Andrew Watson, Steijn Schothorst and Jazeman Jaafar. Finally, it is worth noting the return of the Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX-Reiter Engineering, as well as the presence of Marvin Kirchöfer in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #16.

The floor of Albert Costa, which will search for the title of the International GT Open in Monza, reduces in one unit the payroll of the Spanish riders. All in all, the Spanish navy is still very strong and more competing at home. The clearest example of this is Andy Soucek with the Bentley #8 play the title of the Endurance Cup. In addition, Miguel Toril will compete in the class Pro-Am with the Mercedes #16, while Lucas Ordoñez to close the season with the Nissan #23. Miguel Molina will look for a good result at the wheel of the Ferrari #72, while Dani Juncadella will get behind the wheel of the Mercedes #88, as is usual.