After the tour Italian of the Blancpain GT Series, with a stop at Misano for the ‘Sprint Cup’ and in Monza for the ‘Endurance Cup’, the path of british Brands Hatch hosts the third round of the championship. Again it is time to think in the key of speed after the big show given in the 3 Hours of Monza, even though seen this start of the season, there are no major differences between a test of endurance and a sprint due to the great equality reigning. The Audi R8 LMS GT3, McLaren 650S GT3 and Bentley Continental GT3 already know the sweetness of victory.
With this trend of great competitiveness the ‘Sprint Cup’ of the Blancpain GT Series arrives at Brands Hatch, a track from the old school. Path narrow, large undulations in the terrain and curves of all kinds. A perfect setting for a struggle between the various GT present in the championship, which is a circuit where it is difficult to make the difference. And that is the condition you are seeking to take advantage Maximilian and Dominik Baumann to maintain its leadership in the Blancpain GT Series 2016. The same objective looking for Frederic Vervisch and Laurens Vanthoor with the first position of the ‘Sprint Cup’.
These two pairs of drivers are the
exponents an appointment that will be 37 GT on the track,
he has had to limit the number of participants according to available space
in the building of the pits Brands Hatch. In any case, it does not subtract or a
apex of competitiveness, a grill in which they appear a total of eleven
Audi R8 LMS, divided between the teams Sainteloc, Phoenix Racing, Team WRT and
ISR. They also represent a fleet outstanding the six Mercedes-AMG GT PHT
Motorsport and AKKA ASP.
Although, in essence, the grill is very
similar to the one we saw in Misano, yes there have been some changes. The
Ferrari #55 AF Corse and Lamborghini Hurricane X-Bionic Racing will not compete
at Brands Hatch, while the Ferrari 458 Italia of Rinaldi Racing has past
to occupy a place in the Pro Am Cup, what causes that there is no registered
within the Cup Am. Finally, there are three low-sensitive to level of riders.
Will Stevens and René Rast will be in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, while
Nicky Catsburg competes this weekend in the WTCC.
The margin of these variations in the
list of enrolled with regard to Misano, there are three cars to follow too
close. The first is the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #84 Maximilian Buhk and Dominik
Baumann in its condition of leader of the category. The second GT to watch for is the McLaren 650S GT3 #58 Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente to be the winner of the 3
Hours of Monza, and the third is the Audi R8 LMS #1 of Laurens Vanthoor and Frederic
Vervisch. The sole vehicle with presence, Spanish is the Bentley Continental
GT3 #8 in the rivals Andy Soucek.
Schedules Blancpain Sprint Cup 2016 at Brands Hatch
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Saturday 07/05 – 10:40h||Free Practice 1 (Silver & Bronze)||30′|
|Saturday 07/05 – 11:10am||Free Practice 1||30′|
|Saturday 07/05 – 15:00||Free Practice 2||60′|
|Saturday 07/05 – 18:00h||Classification 1||15′|
|Saturday 07/05 – 18:22h||Classification 2||15′|
|Saturday 07/05 – 18:45h||Classification 3||10′|
|Sun 08/05 – 13:05h||Race Classification||60′|
|Sun 08/05 – 17:20h||Main Race||60′|