With a title absolute to decide, it may seem that the resolution of the Endurance Cup in the 3 Hours of the Nürburgring will be grey, but the ingredients surrounding the last appointment of the resistance of the season in the Blancpain GT Series cannot be better. Four cars, four marks and a only champion will come out of this appointment in a circuit that has already lived a race in the sprint a few months ago, so the computers come with data and information about the behavior of their cars. And among the candidates, Andy Soucek dreams of making history alongside M-Sport and Bentley.
The title of the Endurance Cup is decided in the path ‘GP-Strecke’ Nürburgring, that is to say, in the track settings that are used by the Formula 1. Therefore we speak of a circuit with a length of 5.148 meters and 16 curves in which combine strong braking as at the end of straight in the ‘Yokohama Kurve’, with areas more twisty and points of acceleration. As is the case in most of the categories, chicane NGK promises to be one of the points preferred by the pilots at the time of advancing and perhaps the place where they decide the champion.
As is logical, all eyes are on the four cars fighting for the title. The first of them is the McLaren 650S GT3 #58, driven by Rob Bell, Like Ledogar and Duncan Tappy, although only the first two are candidates for the title with 68 points bearing on the classification. Nine units behind the leaders comes the Bentley Continental GT3 #8 Maxime Soulet, Wolfgang Reip and Andy Soucek. With 55 points are the drivers of the BMW M6 GT3 #99 where Nicky Catsburg will support Alexander Sims and Phillip Eng, the two aspirants to the title by Rowe Racing. Finally, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #84 Baumann, Jafaar and Buhk need almost a miracle to get out campeón.
outside of Andy Soucek, immersed directly in the battle for the title of the Endurance Cup, three other Spanish riders will compete at the Nürburgring. Albert Costa will rise as usual in the Jaguar XK GT3 team Emil Frey Racing, structure that will have two cars as it did in the past 24 Hours of Spa. Lucas Ordoñez climbs once more to one of the two Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 team’s semi-official of the brand, while Miguel Toril competes in his usual Mercedes-AMG GT3 team Black Falcon.
in Addition to the general title of the Endurance Cup, the Blancpain GT Series also crowned two champions in resistance within the categories Pro-AM Cup and of the AM Cup. In the first of them Ferrari 488 GT3 #11 Michal Broniszewski, Alessando Bonacini and Andrea Rizzoli the plays in front of the Audi R8 LMS #74 of ISR, while in the AM Cup and the title seems very faced to the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 #888. In addition, it will be interesting to see the performance of the official drivers of the brand in the DTM as they are Martin Tomczyk, Tom Blomqvist or Adrien Tambay.
Timetable Blancpain Endurance Cup 2016 at the Nürburgring
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Saturday 17/06 – 09:00 pm||Bronze Test||60′|
|Saturday 17/06 – 11:05h||Free Practice||90′|
|Saturday 17/06 – 16:15pm||Session of pre-classification||90′|
|Sunday 18/06 – 08:30||Classification||60′|
|Sunday 18/06 – 14:45h||3 Hours of Nürburgring||360′|