The Blancpain Sprint Cup continues at Brands Hatch


Misano and Monza gave the starting signal for the Blancpain GT Series, both in its variant at Sprint as in their mode of resistance. Now, the GT3 is going to be the conquest dthe layout of Brands Hatch to contest the second round of the Sprint Cup. A total of 34 cars will compete in the short and fast path british with the aim of achieving the victory, a success that until now has been reserved in the Sprint Cup the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #84 Frank Perera and Maxi Buhk, the entire time that the pair of pilots of HTP Motorsport won both races in the appointment of the inaugural.

With the equality flag, the Sprint Cup arrives at Brands Hatch, a track the old fashioned way. It is a path narrow, with large undulations in the terrain and curves of all kinds. A perfect setting for a struggle between the various GT present in the Sprint Cup, but his time it is a complex circuit since it does not have many points of overtaking. For this reason, the classification will be essential, since it is not easy to become a hollow 3.908 metres and 9 curves that have the path located in West Kingsdown.

Franck Perera and Maximilian Buhk arrive as leaders of the Sprint Cup. A lead that comes to reflect the high level that has shown the Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the start of the season, only equaled by any of the Lamborghini Hurricane and at specific times by the Ferrari. All in all, Mercedes part as a favorite to win and more if we take into account that with riders such as Jimmy Eriksson and Dominik Baumann in the Mercedes #86 or Michael Meadows and Raffaele Marciello in the #90. In addition, the GT3 of the signing of Stuttgart are in the majority among the GT3 of the seven firms were represented at Brands Hatch.


beyond the eight Mercedes-AMG GT3, will also be present at Brands Hatch to a total of eight Audi R8 LMS GT3. Among them there are that follow very closely to the pair formed by Enzo Ide and Christopher Mies, champions of the Sprint Cup. Will Stevens and Markus Winkelhock are also candidates to fight for the top places. Marcel Fässler and Dries Vanthoor form the couple in the Audi #5, while Robin Frijns returns to the Audi #17 after overcoming his injury. For his part, Lamborghini account with Christian Engelhart and Mirko Bortolotti, winners of the 3 Hours of Monza, as well as by the pair formed by Giovanni Venturini and Marco Mapelli.

despite having four Ferrari 488 GT3 enrolled, the four McLaren 650S GT3 of Strakka Racing seem to have greater chances of success, above all, to count among its ranks with pilots who are competing at home as Lewi Williamson, Jonny Kane, Phil Quaife or Ben Barnicoat. The pair formed by Andrew Watson and Rob Bell in the McLaren #59 is one of the favorites to fight for victory. The grill the complete two BMW M6 GT3, and the two Bentley Continental M-Sport. The british manufacturer competes in a home and what makes with Andy Soucek at the Bentley #8. In addition and in key Spanish Dani Juncadella will be in the Mercedes #88.

Schedules Blancpain Sprint Cup 2017 at Brands Hatch

Day / Time Session Duration
Saturday 06/05 – 10:40 Free Practice 1 60′
Saturday 06/05 – 13:55h Free Practice 2 60′
Saturday 06/05 – 17:25h Classification 1 15′
Saturday 06/05 – 17:47h Classification 2 15′
Saturday 06/05 – 18:10h Classification 3 10′
Sunday 07/05 – 13:00h Race Classification 60′
Sunday 07/05 – 1715h Main Race 60′