Stuart Leonard and Robin Frijns will have earned the victory in the Qualifying Race of the Blancpain Sprint Cup in Zolder. The partner of the Audi #17 has asserted the pole position achieved by Frijns to lead the race from beginning to end. Podium finish for the Mercedes #90 of Meadows and Marciello, as well as for the Audi #2 of Winkelhock and Stevens. The fruit of a great comeback and the failures and accidents of the two cars leading the event, Felix Seralles and Dani Juncadella have completed fifth with the Mercedes #88, and so being able to look at the podium facing the main race. Andy Soucek finished fifteenth with the Bentley.
Stoffel Vandoorne was the one in charge of displaying the green flag and so to give the output a formation lap that ended in a out launched that given the narrowness of Zolder, ended in accident. Lamborghini #63 of Mirko Bortolotti looked involved in the mishap after playing in the Audi #74, which in turn launched the McLaren #43 against the car of the Italian. Although the touch was not excessively severe, in the key of championship had enormous implications. The Safety Car made act of presence, although Robin Frijns had no problem in retaining the first position for the second time, in the resalida.
despite their good work, Frijns could not open the gap on the Mclarens of Watson once we arrived at the first fourth of the race. In fact, the group stayed fairly compact with the Mercedes #90 of Marciello in third position. Taking advantage of the chaos of the output, Maxi Buhk was placed fourth, while Dani Juncadella climbed to the seventh position. Behind, Maxime Soulet also gained six positions to be 21st. Before the start of the pit stop, the McLaren #59 and the Audi #74 received a Drive Through for not to be well positioned in the output.
With the relevant change of drivers and tyres in the process, Dani Juncadella ahead of Eriksson for the sixth position and managed to reach the first stops in the fourth place, while Soulet managed to win a couple of places extra face to leave you in a better position to Andy Soucek. In the front, the Audi #17 was returning from the pit lane holding the first position, now in the hands of Stuart Leonard. In fact, there were no changes among the leaders and the Mercedes #90 and #84 were in podium positions in the interim. Felix Serralles came out on to the track sixth, just ahead of the Audi #1, the big winner of the way through the pitlane.
The second half of the race began with a touch between the BMW #98 of Palttala and the Lamborghini #27 that ended with the first trompeado and the second without the hood and with a Stop&Go for causing the collision. Beyond this punctual mishap, the bent caused a moment of tension between the pilots head. Leonard managed to solve the first bent with a certain amount of skill, although his minimal advantage left no margin for error. The Drive Through the Mercedes-AMG #84 of Franck Perera by an error in the pit stop gave a breath and turned the fight for the lead of the Sprint Cup in combat null.
The last minute of the race did not allow changes, and Stuart Leonard wore the Audi #17 to victory. The Mercedes #90 of Marciello and Meadows are done with the second position, , while the Audi #2 closed the podium of the hand of Winkelhock after the sanction to the Mercedes #84. Fourth crossed the finish line Schmid with the Audi of ISR, while Felix Serralles took the Mercedes #88 at the fifth position, in large part because of the enormous work of Dani Juncadella. Sixth for his part was the Audi #1 of Harvest and Ide, while Andy Soucek crossed the finish line 15th with the Bentley.
Qualifying Race Blancpain GT Sprint Cup 2017 in Zolder
|1||Leonard / Frijns||Audi R8 LMS GT3||Team WRT||37 spins|
|2nd||Meadows / Marciello||Mercedes-AMG GT3||AKKA-ASP||+0.798|
|3rd||Winkelhock / Stevens||Audi R8 LMS GT3||Team WRT||+1.375|
|4th||Schmid / Salaquarda||Audi R8 LMS GT3||ISR||+1.746|
|5th||Serralles / Juncadella||Mercedes-AMG GT3||AKKA-ASP||+2.749|
|6th||Ide / Harvest||Audi R8 LMS GT3||Team WRT||+6.996|
|7th||Perez Companc / Siedler||Lamborghini Huracán GT3||GRT Grasser||+7.501|
|8th||Baumann / Eriksson||Mercedes-AMG GT3||HTP Motorsport||+8.474|
|9th||Venturini / Mapelli||Lamborghini Huracán GT3||Attempto Racing||+14.354|
|10th||Barnicoat / Parente||McLaren 650S GT3||Strakka Racing||+20.007|