Maximilian Buhk gives the pole in Monza to HTP Mercedes


they Dominated the Ferrari 488 GT3 all sessions prior to qualifying, but come the moment of truth, the foreign models conquered Monza. With a time of 1.47.509, the pole of the 3 Hours of Monza has been to the Mercedes-AMG GT #84 HTP Motorsport piloted by Maximiliam Buhk during the Q3 session in which they have gotten most of the fast times to improve the conditions of a track that dawned a bit slippery. With Alex Buncombe to their controls, and the second has finished the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 #23, in which it also competes Lucas Ordoñez.

Although the pole does not have a great relevance in an endurance race of 3 hours, it is always good to be able to avoid problems in the output and when there is a grid of 57 cars. For this reason, and with the improvement of the track, it is not surprising that a large number of pilots lanzasen to the pole. In fact, in the Q3 up to 20 GT3 were separated by half a second, making useless the times of reference marked in Q1 and Q2 for the BM6 GT3 #99 of Rowe Racing, which eventually he struggled to a classification in a discrete manner.


In any case, the Q3 was led by the Mercedes-AMG GT3
#84 and the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 #23, although behind again
Ferrari took centre stage. The Ferrari 488 GT3 #53 Giancarlo
Fisichella managed to finish third and be the highest ranked of the
category Pro-AM Cup, surpassing by just a few thousandths to the also Ferrari
488 GT3 #34 Scuderia Praha. Behind both of them and to close the top
five was the other Mercedes-AMG GT3 of HTP Motorsport, in which
compete Luciano Bacheta, Indy Dontje and Clemens Schmid.

Spanish participation is saldaba with brilliance. The second post
Lucas Ordoñez is necessary to add the sixth of the Bentley Continental GT3
#8 of Andy Soucek. For its part, the Jaguar XK GT3 Albert Costa has
been fifteenth, a position ahead of the position achieved by
the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Miguel Toril, as well as being the eighth of the
category Pro-AM Cup. Finally, in the nineteenth as we find
the Audi R8 LMS of Antonio Garcia, Will Stevens and Nico Müller, the whole time
they have managed to overcome the best rated of the AM Cup. This
position has been for the Ferrari 488 GT3 #21 ISR.

Classification Q3 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Monza

Position Pilots Car Time
1 Baumann / Jafaar / Buhk Mercedes-AMG GT3 HTP Motorsport 1:33.262
2nd Ordoñez / Takaboshi / Buncombe Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Team RJN +0.015
3rd Motoaki / Bontempelli / Fisichella Ferrari 488 GT3 AF Corse +0.242
4th D. Vanthoor / Frijns Audi R8 LMS Team WRT +0.256
5th Broniszewski / Piccini Ferrari 488 GT3 Kessel Racing +0.298
6th Melnhof / Winkelhock Audi R8 LMS Phoenix Racing +0.357
7th Baumann / Buhk Mercedes-AMG GT3 HTP Motorsport +0.390
8th Vautier / Rosenqvist AKKA ASP +0.508
9th Soulet / Soucek Bentley Continental GT3 Bentley M-Sport +0.509
10th Ide / Harvest Audi R8 LMS Team WRT +0.551