Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup: Emil Frey Lexus Racing vence em Paul Ricard

O trio Marco Seefried/Christian Klien/Albert Costa (Emil Frey Lexus Racing/Lexus RC F GT3) venceu no sábado (02/06) os 1000 Km do Circuito de Paul Ricard, em Le Castellet, na França, terceira etapa do Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. O trio Jordan Pepper/Jules Gounon/ Steven Kane  (Bentley Team M-Sport /Bentley Continental GT3) terminou em segundo, seguido pelo trio Andrew Watson, Ben Barnicoat, Come Ledogar  (Garage 59/McLaren 650 S GT3).

A prova, de seis horas de duração, foi decidida faltando apenas quatro curvas para o final, quando Costa superou Gounon.  Foi a primeira vitória de Costa/ Seefried/Klien, da Emil Frey Lexus Racing da Lexus na categoria.

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup: Emil Frey Lexus Racing vence em Paul Ricard

O trio Andrew Watson/Ben Barnicoat/Come Ledogar  (Garage 59/McLaren 650 S GT3) liderou a maior parte da prova. Mas na hora final o carro #58 recebeu um drive-through, por uma infração no ultimo pit. Terminando em terceiro lugar no geral e na classe Pro.

O trio Adam Christodoulou/Thomas Jäger/Raffaele Marciello  (Mercedes-AMG Team Akka ASP/Mercedes-AMG GT3) foi quarto colocado, seguido pelos trios Matt Parry/Alex Buncombe/Lucas Ordonez (GT SPORT MOTUL Team RJN/Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3) e Markus Winkelhock/Simon Gachet/Christopher Haase (Sainteloc Racing/Audi R8 LMS).

O brasileiro Felipe Fraga (Strakka Racing/Mercedes-AMG GT3), em trio com o italiano David Fumanelli e o francês Adrien Tambay, terminou em oitavo.

O trio que alinhou na pole-position  Matthieu Vaxiviere,/Jake Dennis/Nicki Thiim (R-Motorsport /Aston Martin V12 Vantage) terminou apenas na 31ª posição.

Pela Siver Cup vitória do trio Michele Beretta/Sandy Mitchell/Martin Kodric (Barwell Motorsport/Lamborghini Huracan GT3).

Pela Pro Am vitória do trio Duncan Cameron/Gianluca de Lorenzi/Matt Griffin (AF Corse/Ferrari 488 GT3).

O trio Alexander West, Chris Harris, Chris Goodwin (Garage 59/McLaren 650 S GT3) venceu na classe Am.

A próxima etapa, as 24 Horas de Spa-Francorchamps, na Bélgica, acontece nos dias 28 e 29 de julho.  

Final:

1 14 Marco Seefried, Christian Klien, Albert Costa Emil Frey Lexus Racing Lexus RC F GT3 172 voltas
2 7 Jordan Pepper, Jules Gounon, Steven Kane Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 a 2.315
3 58 Andrew Watson, Ben Barnicoat, Come Ledogar Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 a 43.827
4 88 Adam Christodoulou, Thomas Jäger, Raffaele Marciello Mercedes-AMG Team Akka ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 a 47.056
5 23 Matt Parry, Alex Buncombe, Lucas Ordonez GT SPORT MOTUL Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 a 53.772
6 25 Markus Winkelhock, Simon Gachet, Christopher Haase Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS a 54.522
7 35 Denis Bulatov, Vitaly Petrov, Michael Meadows SMP Racing by AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 a 55.594
8 44 David Fumanelli, Adrien Tambay, Felipe Fraga Strakka Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 a 1:04.061
9 43 Maxi Götz, Alvaro Parente, Maxi Buhk Strakka Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 a 1:08.059
10 911 Romain Dumas, Dirk Werner, Frederic Makowiecki Manthey-Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R a 1:19.343
11 99 Jens Klingmann, Chaz Mostert, Tom Blomqvist Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 a 1:20.043
12 17 Stuart Leonard, Sheldon van der Linde, Frederic Vervisch Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS a 1:32.080
13 63 Mirko Bortolotti, Christian Engelhart, Andrea Caldarelli GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 a 1:34.347
14 78 Silver Cup Michele Beretta, Sandy Mitchell, Martin Kodric Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 a 1:36.696
15 6 Silver Cup Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Hubert Haupt, Gabriele Piana BLACK FALCON Mercedes-AMG GT3 171 voltas
16 54 Silver Cup Alex Fontana, Adrian Zaugg, Mikael Grenier Emil Frey Jaguar Racing Emil Frey G3 Jaguar 171
17 19 Raffaelle Gianmaria, Ezequiel Perez Companc, Marco Mapelli GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 171
18 188 AM Cup Alexander West, Chris Harris, Chris Goodwin Garage 59 McLaren 650 S GT3 170
19 97 Silver Cup Ahmad Al Harthy, Euan Mckay, Charlie Eastwood Oman Racing with TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage 170
20 51 Pro-AM Cup Duncan Cameron, Gianluca de Lorenzi, Matt Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 170
21 31 Pro-AM Cup Derek Pierce, Rob Smith, Sebastian Morris Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 170
22 77 AM Cup Francisco Guedes, Adrian Amstutz, Leo Matchiski Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 169
23 22 Silver Cup Jordan Witt, Ricardo Sanchez, Struan Moore GT SPORT MOTUL Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 169
24 89 AM Cup Philippe Giauque, Eric Debard, Fabien Barthez AKKA ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 169
25 5 Pro-AM Cup Kriton Lendoudis, Saud Al Faisal, Rui Aguas BLACK FALCON Mercedes-AMG GT3 168
26 42 Pro-AM Cup Chris Buncombe, Nick Leventis, Lewis Williamson Strakka Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 168
27 90 Silver Cup Jules Szymkowiak, Jack Manchester, Nico Bastian AKKA ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 168
28 36 AM Cup Ralf Oeverhaus, Anders Buchardt, Immanuel Vinke Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 168
29 488 AM Cup Rick Yoon, Pierre Ehret, Rory Penttinen Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 166
30 26 AM Cup Christian Kelders, Marc Rostan, Nyls Stievenart Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS 166
31 76 Matthieu Vaxiviere, Jake Dennis, Nicki Thiim R-Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage 166
32 27 Pro-AM Cup Giuseppe Cipriani, Miguel Ramos, Fabrizio Crestani Daiko Lazarus Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 161
33 72 Mikhail Aleshin, Miguel Molina, Davide Rigon SMP Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 153
34 991 AM Cup Jürgen Häring, Edward Lewis Brauner, Wolfgang Triller Herberth Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R 151
35 114 Markus Palttala, Stephane Ortelli, Norbert Siedler Emil Frey Lexus Racing Lexus RC F GT3 151
36 8 Vincent Abril, Andy Soucek, Maxime Soulet Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 146
37 49 Pro-AM Cup Darren Burke, Salih Yoluc, Euan Hankey Ram Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 139
38 62 Alex Brundle, Marvin Kirchhöfer, Maxime Martin R-Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage 137
39 82 Phil Keen, Rolf Ineichen, Franck Perera GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 133
NC 28 Silver Cup Stefano Gattuso, Federico Leo, Arno Santamato Daiko Lazarus Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 34
NC 66 Kelvin van der Linde, Steijn Schothorst, Pieter Schothorst Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS 31
NC 98 Ricky Collard, Nick Yelloly, Jesse Krohn Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 47
NC 24 Silver Cup Patric Niederhauser, Lenny Marioneck, Mads Siljehaug Reiter Young Stars Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX 100
NC 87 Pro-AM Cup Nicolas Jamin, Mauro Ricci, Jean-Luc Beaubelique AKKA ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 91
NC 55 Kim Luis Schramm, Pierre Kaffer, Jeffrey Schmidt Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS 72
NC 1 Dries Vanthoor, Christopher Mies, Alex Riberas Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 62
NC 333 Pro-AM Cup Rinat Salikhov, Alexander Mattschull, Luca Ludwig Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 114
NC 4 Maro Engel, Luca Stolz, Yelmer Buurman Mercedes-AMG Team BLACK FALCON Mercedes-AMG GT3 17
NC 12 Silver Cup Romain Monti, Andrea Rizzoli, Alex Frassineti Ombra Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 9
NC 53 Pro-AM Cup Niek Hommerson, Louis Machiels, Andrea Bertolini AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1
NC 888 Pro-AM Cup Mike Hansch, Tomas Antonio Forne, Frank Stippler Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS

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