The Blancpain GT Series has published its list of registered
for the season 2017. The event organized by SRO Motorsport Group will be
with a total of 30 enrollees who will fight for the title absolute of the contest.
A number that grows significantly in the two modalities of the championship,
all while 34 cars will compete in all five rounds of the Sprint Cup. For your
part, 57 vehicles will be present in the Endurance Cup, a figure that still
it will be much higher in the 24 Hours of Spa, test queen of the Blancpain GT
Series. Without a doubt the GT3 enjoy great health.
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
The Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup will feature 34 cars full-time, with a total of eight manufacturers represented. Of these 34 vehicles GT3, 24 of them compete within the Pro category, reserved to the riders more strong, fast and experienced. An example of what can be seen in the five short races of the championship, in which Enzo Ide together with Christopher Mies will defend the title at the wheel of his Audi R8 LMS GT3 #1 Team WRT. The GT3 of Ingolstadt is one of the cars with more presence, like the Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Although there are still some seats per set equipment weight as a Spirit of Race”, Mercedes-AMG HTP Motorsport or Rowe Racing, the category in the Sprint you’ll enjoy riders such as Marcel Fässler, Will Stevens, Robin Frijns, Alvaro Parente, Rob Bell, Mirko Bortolotti or Raffaele Marciello. In key Spanish Andy Soucek will compete with the Bentley Continental GT3 #8 together with Maxime Soulet, every time the british firm has decided to contest the Blancpain GT Series full-time after confirmation only in the first instance their presence in the Endurance Cup. In addition, Dani Juncadella will be present at the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #88 of AKKA-ASP.
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup accredits a
competition still higher. In fact, 57 vehicles GT3 will compete in the tests of
resistance of the contest. Eleven brands will be present in the Endurance Cup,
with the possibility of seeing a twelfth manufacturer throughout the season.
33 of the 57 cars are listed on the Cup Pro, 19 cars form the Pro-Am Cup
and only four cars will fight for the Cup title Am. The car remaining
is yet to define its category, according to pilots who finally
rise in the Lamborghini team Orange 1 Team Lazarus.
Audi, Mercedes, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar,
Nissan, BMW, McLaren, Porsche and Aston Martin are the eleven brands that at least
have a GT3 in the Endurance Cup, although maybe the Audi R8 LMS GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG
GT3 are the two cars with a representation more nourished. Be that as it may, the
volume as large of vehicles present and the equality that characterizes the
category thanks to the ‘Balance of Performance’ makes it impossible to speak of
favorites. In addition, in the list of registered provisional category there is a
good number of vacancies, again with Rowe Racing, HTP Motorsport or ISR with
riders by define.
For the moment, there are five Spanish riders present in
the Endurance Cup. In addition to Andy Soucek with Bentley and Dani Juncadella
with AKKA-ASP, three other pilots of our country have confirmed their presence at
the contest. Lucas Ordonez will compete with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 #23
accompanied by Alex Buncombe and Katsumasa Chiyo. For his part, Albert Costa
will be with the Jaguar G3 GT3 Emil Frey Racing, while Miguel Toril
will be at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #16. The latter will compete with the
Pro-Am Cup next to Oliver Morley, Manuel Metzger. For his part, Miguel Molina
it is a strong candidate to occupy the last free seat in the Ferrari 488 GT3 of