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A pair of superb stints from Christopher Haase and Simon Gachet gave Sainteloc Racing its first Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe win of the season in the second Zandvoort race. The Audi R8 pairing led comfortably throughout with Haase building a mammoth 13-second advantage ahead of the mandatory pit-stops. Gachet continued the domination in the
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Akka ASP duo Vincent Abril and Raffaele Marciello claimed their first Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe victory of the season in the opening race at Zandvoort. The pole-sitting #88 Mercedes-AMG built a lead either side of the mandatory pit-stop to beat the Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini of Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart by over eight
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Manthey Racing’s second-placed Porsche 911 GT3 R has been disqualified from the results of the Nurburgring 24 Hours. The #911 Porsche shared by Laurens Vanthoor, Earl Bamber, Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre, was found to have irregularities in its engine performance during post-race scrutineering checks. A dyno test showed the car exceeded the 494bhp (including
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Audi has unveiled a new contender for the forthcoming GT2 class pioneered by sportscar promoter Stephane Ratel. The Audi R8 LMS GT2 will race in a category aimed at amateur drivers and will be pitched against GT3 machinery in the Stephane Ratel Organisation’s sprint series around the world, including the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe
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Lexus locked out the podium spots in the Thailand round of SUPER GT, while Jenson Button endured his first official retirement of the season. For the most part, the race appeared to be a two-horse race between the pole-sitting LeMans Lexus and similar LC500 of #36 TOM’S pairing Kazuki Nakajima and Yuhi Sekiguchi. Although Nakajima
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The 2019 SUPER GT season is being broadcast live and for free by Motorsport.tv, and you can watch this weekend’s Buriram race live on Autosport too. Lexus locked out the front row of the grid in Thailand after Team LeMans’s new recruit Kenta Yamashita broke the lap record in a closely-fought qualifying session. Nissan topped
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Three-time Sebring 12 Hours winner Pipo Derani has filled the final seat in Bentley’s expanded assault on the Spa 24 Hours next month. The IMSA SportsCar Championship regular, who is leading this year’s points with Action Express Racing, will drive one of the four factory M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3s entered for the Blancpain GT Series
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Former Bentley factory driver Andy Meyrick will return to the Spa 24 Hours next month, 12 months after breaking his back in the Blancpain GT Series blue-riband round. The Briton, who drove for the works M-Sport Bentley operation in 2013-15, will race for the Team Parker Racing squad with which he contested last year’s event.
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Mercedes’ Maro Engel secured pole position for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in an enthralling qualifying shootout session on Friday evening. Engel, who is spearheading the Black Falcon Mercedes outfit’s assault on the Nordschleife, topped the session with a 8m10.910s on his second flying lap and was marginally quicker than Maximilian Gotz – who sealed an
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Bentley Team M-Sport claimed a maiden pole position for the 1000-kilometre Blancpain GT Endurance Cup race at the Paul Ricard Circuit. Jordan Pepper, Steven Kane, and Jules Gounon took the top spot in the three-part qualifying session with a 1m53.338s average aboard their Bentley Continental GT3 and claimed Team M-Sports’ first pole position. Their average
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The 2019 SUPER GT season is being broadcast live and for free by Motorsport.tv, and you can watch this weekend’s Suzuka race live on Autosport too. It’s a TOM’S Lexus one-two on the grid, with reigning champions Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto starting seventh for Honda and the so far rapid Nissans with work to
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Le Mans 24 Hours winner Kazuki Nakajima and team-mate Yuhi Sekiguchi claimed pole position for SUPER GT’s annual Suzuka round, as reigning champions Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto qualified seventh. Fresh from his against the odds Super Formula win at Autopolis last weekend, Sekiguchi clocked a time of 1m45.775s in the dying minutes of the
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