Attacked at the start, took advantage of his pit stop, and struggled in the final straight. perfect Victory of the Audi R8 LMS #33 from Christopher Mies and Enzo Ide in the ‘Main Race’ at Brands Hatch, in what marks the first win for the couple of Team WRT in so far this season Blancpain Sprint Cup. Second has completed the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #86 of Schneider and Szymkowiak, while Andy Soucek and Andy Soulet have finished third with the Bentley Continental GT3, coming back in a big way for a comeback is really remarkable.
Bern Schneider started from the pole position with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of HTP Motorsport, a position it managed to maintain during the output. However, the efficiency of the veteran pilot was not imitated in their wake and while Stockinger managed to keep her Audi #74 in second position, Enzo Ide was third place with the Audi R8 LMS #33. In just a blink of an eye, the belgian driver also managed to steal the portfolio Stockinger to win the second position. Behind, Maxime Soulet got back up to sixth place with the Bentley #8, while the McLaren 650S GT3 #58 with Rob Bell at the helm followed in their wake.
The comeback of the partner of Andy Soucek did not end there and Maxime Soulet got to ascend to the fourth position after winning a position, and take advantage of the mechanical problems of Audi R8 LMS #1 of the leaders Vervisch and Vanthoor, who even came to play. This mishap caused the group to turn to unite, leaving the Bentley #8 in fourth position, closely followed by the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #85 and for the above-mentioned McLaren of Rob Bell. Out of the fight was the Lamborghini Hurricane GT3 #63 after suffering a Drive Throught.
Prior to the step-by-pit -, Maxime Soulet still had time
overtake the Audi #74 to be placed in the position of podium, although the
driver change left some changes on the leaderboard.
Taking advantage of his meteoric passage through the pitlane, the Audi R8 LMS #33 with Christopher
Mies at the wheel was placed in first position, followed by Jules
Szymkowiak with the Mercedes and Andy Soucek at the wheel of the Bentley
Continental. Positions however again be in question
after the departure of the Safety Car for the accident between the Audi R8 LMS #1 and
#2, both of the Team WRT.
With the leaders of the Blancpain Sprint
Cup out of the race and the barriers repaired, the race restarted
after more than 10 minutes after the Safety Car. In the resalida, Alvaro
Parente got to strain your McLaren 650S GT3 in fourth position after
surprise Franck Perera, author of the pole position on the Saturday.
With this advancement the race was coming to an end and Chris Mies and Enzo
Ide got the victory with the Audi R8 LMS, ahead of Mercedes #86
and the Bentley’s Andy Soucek. With this result, Christopher Mies and
Enzo Ide are the new leaders of the ‘Sprint Cup’.
ended Parente with the McLaren, which allows his partner Rob Bell
be the new leader of the Blancpain GT Series to be the only pilot
the pair have competed also in the 3 Hours of Monza. By
behind the McLaren 650S GT3 is entered at the finish of the Audi R8 LMS #74 and #26,
, leaving in seventh place at the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #84 of Baumann and Buhk. The
winner of the Silver Cup has been the Lamborghini #19 GRT Grasser,
while the win in Pro-AM Cup has been for the Ferrari 488 GT3
#11 Kessel Racing. Crossing the finish line, the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 #55 AF
Corse has won AM Cup.
Qualifying Race Blancpain Sprint Cup at Brands Hatch
|1||Ide / Harvest||Audi R8 LMS||Team WRT||39 laps|
|2nd||Schneider / Szymkowiak||Mercedes-AMG GT3||HTP Motorsport||+0.548|
|3rd||Soulet / Soucek||Bentley Continental GT3||Bentley M-Sport||+8.154|
|4th||Bell / Parente||McLaren 650S GT3||Garage 59||+8.338|
|5th||Stockinger / Perera||Audi R8 LMS||ISR||+9.143|
|6th||Parisy / Haase||Audi R8 LMS||Sainteloc Racing||+11.891|
|7th||Baumann / Buhk||Mercedes-AMG GT3||HTP Motorsport||+14.053|
|8th||April / Kane||Bentley Continental GT3||Bentley M-Sport||+17.035|
|9th||Rosenqvist / Vautier||Mercedes-AMG GT3||AKKA ASP||+19.444|
|10th||Beretta / Stolz||Lamborghini Huracán GT3||GRT Grasser||+21.588|