39 vehicles of 9 different brands. Is the best letter of presentation of the first test of the Blancpain GT Series 2016. The category of GT’s most important at the european level opens its season with the first appointment of the ‘Sprint Cup’, which is held in the path at the Italian Misano. A perfect setting to debut a season at record pace, since that is the largest list of entries ever recorded in this type of the championship. The main teams are ready to assault a victory that will be more expensive than ever due to the great competitiveness.
The first appointment of the season takes place in Misano, a
path that has a length of 4.226 meters. With 16 curves in total, the
Italian track is a challenge for drivers and teams as has sections
very fast, especially in its central sector where it has two long
sections of full throttle despite the slight angles. One of the
key parts of the plot is situated in the third sector, where the curves
bound and the strong braking of the latter angle can make all the difference
between a good or bad turn.
Twelve are the Audi R8 LMS will compete at Misano, being six of them team Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, while the remaining units are distributed in an equitable manner between Sainteloc Racing, Phoenix Racing and ISR. The vehicles of the brand from Ingolstadt are the favourites to get the victory because among their ranks are riders of the caliber of Laurens Vanthoor, Filipe Alburquerque, Robin Frijns or René Rast, as well as with an old acquaintance of the Formula 1 as Will Stevens, which collated their role in the WEC with Manor with his presence in the Blancpain.
Andy Soucek is one of the four riders of Bentley to compete in
Misano. Two will be the Continental GT3 is present in trace Italian,
with Soucek teaming up with Maxime Soulet. will Also be two BMW
M6 GT3 that will compete at the highest level, after the bet of Rowe
Racing by the firm bábara. Phillip Eng and Alexander Sims are couple
in one of these models, although it is worth noting that there is a third BMW M6
GT3 team Boutsen Ginion, although it competes within the category
Pro-Am Cup. The two McLaren 650S GT3 Garage 59 are another alternative to
keep in mind.
unlike Bentley, McLaren or BMW, Mercedes-AMG is another of the manufacturers are widely represented by having up to five
units of the new GT3 on track. HTP Motorsport is responsible for managing three of
them, while AKKA ASP manages the two remaining units. Between
your pilots we find proper names such as Jazeman Jafaar, Bernd
Schneider or Felix Rosenqvist, although this does not have to be a guarantee of
success. Will depend largely on the performance that can offer the
model of Stuttgart.
Five Lamborghini Hurricane, three Ferrari 458
Italy, a Porsche 911 GT3 R and a single Ferrari 488 complete the list
of participants in Misano, without forgetting the two Nissan GT-R NISMO
GT3 competing in the Silver Cup and between which is located a pilot
high-level as is Alex Buncombe. It is curious that AF Corse as
reference computer of Ferrari in GT opt for to compete with a 458
Italy and we have that turn to the team Rinaldi Racing to see the
new 488 GT3 of the firm of Maranello. This will be piloted by Marco
Seefried and Norbert Siedler.
Schedule Sprint Cup Blancpain GT Series 2016 in Misano
|Day / Hora||Sesión||Duración|
|Friday 08/04 – 14:20pm||Free practice 1 (Silver & Bronze)||40′|
|Friday 08/04 – 15:00h||Free practice 1||40′|
|Friday 08/04 – 20:30h||Free practice 2||80′|
|Saturday 09/04 – 14:15pm||Classification 1||15′|
|Saturday 09/04 – 14:37h||Classification 2||15′|
|Saturday 09/04 – 15:00h||Classification 3||10′|
|Saturday 09/04 – 20:50h||Race Classification||60′|
|Sunday 10/04 – 09:45 pm||Warm Up||20′|
|Sunday 10/04 – 14:15pm||Career Principal||60′|