Tag Archive: Blancpain GT Series

Jul 21

Fireworks assured at Spa with wide-open battle at all levels

Total 24 Hours of Spa 

The 69th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge, promises to be a wide open race, with several dozens of drivers having a shot at adding their names to the prestigious trophy.

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Jul 17

Martin Harvey Porsche GT3 Race Report from the Toronto Indy

A Couple of Fourth Place Master Class Finishes for  Martin Harvey in the Porsche GT3 Cup Races in Toronto

2017-06-11_0230Drivers of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada were in scenic downtown Toronto this past weekend for Rounds seven and eight of their 2017 schedule.

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Jun 24

Bentley Team M-Sport takes first endurance win since 2014

Blancpain GT Series

The Circuit Paul Ricard 1000 km race was won by Vincent Abril, Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet in the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental, the first endurance win for the British manufacturer since three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 23

Blancpain Ultracar GT1 Sports Club brings automotive icons to Circuit Paul Ricard

Lovers of unique ultracars and some of the quickest GT racers ever made should visit Circuit Paul Ricard this weekend

Blancpain Ultracar GT1 Sports Club brings automotive icons to Circuit Paul RicardAs part of the Blancpain GT Series event in the South of France, a dozen of these impressive automobiles will grace the paddock and the 5.8 km long Circuit Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

Circuit Paul Ricard 1000 km, not just a dress rehearsal

But with 61 cars on the grid, the Saturday evening race is much more than that

The Circuit Paul Ricard 1000 km is the sixth round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series, and with its six hours of racing into the night it is an ideal opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Total 24 Hours of Spa.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “I’m simply enjoying the fact that it’s going well”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-05-28 - Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Monaco GP 2017. Lewis HamiltonWhile the Silver Arrows continue their battle against Ferrari in Canada, Lucas Auer will be rising to the challenge of the ADAC GT Masters in what constitutes a home race for the current DTM championship leader at Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Frijns and Leonard give Audi first win of 2017 in hectic qualifying race

Blancpain GT Series

The qualifying race for the Zolder round of the Blancpain GT Series, probably the closest race of the season thus far, was won by the #17 Team WRT Audi of Robin Frijns and Stuart Leonard.

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May 31

Blancpain GT Series: Kevin Ceccon is ready for Zolder call

This time, the challenge is going to be in the fascinating Zolder track

Blancpain GT Series Kevin Ceccon is ready for Zolder callAfter Misano and Brands Hatch rounds, Kevin Ceccon is ready to contest the third week-end in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup season. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

Can Enzo Ide and Dries Vanthoor restore Belgian pride in Zolder?

Belgian drivers and teams have always played an important part in the history of the Blancpain GT Series

Circuit Zolder hosts the fifth round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series, the third event in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. It would be an excellent opportunity for Belgian drivers Enzo Ide and Dries Vanthoor to score their first podium finishes of the year.

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May 21

69 days to the start of the 69th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa!

Probably more than sixty GT3 cars at the start of the 69th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Today, there are exactly 69 days left to the start of the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series, the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The biggest endurance classic exclusively reserved for GT cars will get underway on Saturday July 29th, but the activities at the iconic track in the Belgian Ardennes start almost a week earlier. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Tales from the paddock – Maro Engel: “May is a mega race month for me” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoAfter the successful DTM season opener for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport at Hockenheim, the Silver Arrows are back in action for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona this coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 09

Blancpain GT Series: Can the Brits stop Lamborghini?

Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart victorious in previous events

DPP_17-05-07_0066After winning the TM Performance 3 Hours of Monza and the Sprint Cup round at Brands Hatch, Lamborghini squad Grasser Racing Team travels to Silverstone as the leader in the 2017 Blancpain GT Series team standings.

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May 07

Clear win gives Lamborghini-duo Bortolotti and Engelhart championship lead

Blancpain GT Series

#63 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan-duo Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart completed a perfect Brands Hatch weekend with a clear win in an eventful main race of the third round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Emphatic pole for Mirko Bortolotti

Blancpain GT Series

Mirko Bortolotti (#63 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan) took pole position for the qualifying race of the Brands Hatch round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series. After a faultless lap he was an impressive half a second clear of last year’s Brands Hatch winner, Christopher Mies in the #1 Audi. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

Who can reel in Perera and Buhk?

Blancpain GT Series

After two rounds of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series two drivers have clearly emerged as serious contenders for the overall title: the Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport duo of Franck Perera and Maxi Buhk.

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Apr 26

Tales from the paddock – Maximilian Götz: “I have some unfinished business”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe 2017 motor racing season continues to gather pace, with the qualifier for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the fourth fixture on the Formula One calendar hosted by Russia and the final preparations for the DTM curtain-raiser at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Matthieu Vaxivière joins Fabien Barthez and Timothé Buret for the 4 Hours of Monza in ELMS

Matthieu Vaxivière climbed up the ladder up to the doors of Formula 1
Matthieu Vaxiviere  portraitDue to a clash of date for Nathanaël Berthon competing in Blancpain GT Series championship, Matthieu Vaxivière will complete the line-up with Fabien Barthez and Timothé Buret in LMP2 for the next round of the ELMS, the 4 Hours of Monza from 12th to 14th May, at the steering wheel of the #23 Ligier JS P217.

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Apr 14

Impressive 54-car strong entry list for first endurance race of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series

TM Performance 3 Hours of Monza

During the weekend of April 22nd-23rd no fewer than 54 of the best GT3 cars in the world will take part in the second round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series, the TM Performance 3 Hours of Monza.

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Apr 11

SRO Motorsport Group donates 2016 fines to charity

In accordance with the Sporting Regulations that sum was placed in the SRO Motorsports Fund

SRO Motorsport Group donates 2016 fines to charityDuring the racing season of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series, Total 24 Hours of Spa and GT4 European Series the drivers and teams were fined a total sum of 32,473 euro.

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Apr 05

Tales from the paddock – Dominik Baumann: “My primary objective is to defend my own title” (+video)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season 

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoAn exciting week of motorsport is in prospect, with the final DTM test session before the start of the season at Hockenheim and the second fixture of the 2017 Formula One season at the Shanghai International Circuit in China. Read the rest of this entry »

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