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Grasser Racing’s Mirko Bortolotti claimed pole position for the opening Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe race at the Nurburgring. Bortolotti set a best time of 1m54.926s to put his #63 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 just six hundredths of a second clear of the championship-leading Black Falcon Mercedes of Luca Stolz. The similar Lamborghini of Marco Mapelli
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Enzo Ide, the 2016 Blancpain GT Sprint champion, is in an artificial coma in Bruges following an accident at home, but his condition is reported to be stable. Ide, who won his title in a WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3, was found at home by his wife in a confused state on August 13 and
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WRT gave Audi its first Intercontinental GT Challenge victory of 2019 following a dominant showing in the second running of the Suzuka 10 Hours. The #25 crew comprising Kelvin van der Linde, Dries Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch took the chequered flag 40 seconds clear of the #999 GruppeM Mercedes that won the event last year.
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Heikki Kovalainen will join fellow ex-McLaren Formula 1 driver Mika Hakkinen competing in the Suzuka 10 Hours, driving a Ferrari 488 GT3. Kovalainen will share HubAuto’s #27 Ferrari with fellow Super GT champion Nick Cassidy and team regular Nick Foster on August 23-25. Meanwhile double F1 champion Hakkinen is making his first international racing start
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Jenson Button says it will be “difficult” for he and Naoki Yamamoto to defend their SUPER GT title, despite returning to the podium in last weekend’s Fuji 500-mile round. The Kunimitsu Honda duo charged from 10th on the grid to finish second in the bonus-points race, accumulating 18 points to move up to fifth in
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Sandy Mitchell and Andrea Amici moved to within five points of Corey Lewis and Richard Antinucci after claiming a double Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America victory at Road America. The Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing duo profited from a well-timed mandatory pit-stop during a full course caution to claim their first series win in Saturday’s opening
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FFF Racing’s Juuso Puhakka and Takashi Kasai extended their Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia points lead with a first overall victory of the year at the Korea International Circuit. The pair grabbed two extra points by claiming pole for Saturday’s opening encounter at the former Formula 1 venue, and now hold a five-point cushion over the
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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 prestigious Fuji 500-mile race live on Autosport too. Nissan is aiming to score its first GT500 victory of the season after locking out the front row of the grid for the bonus-points race. But a
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Nissan locked out the front row for SUPER GT’s Fuji 500-mile race after the qualifying session was ended prematurely following a major crash for Honda runner Koudai Tsukakoshi. Tsukakoshi’s Real Racing Honda suffered a braking problem on the approach to Turn 1, slamming the barriers hard and bringing out a red flag. Just 20 seconds
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The R-Motorsport Aston Martin team will contest November’s Kyalami round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge ahead of a potential full-series entry in 2020. The Swiss DTM entrant has revealed that it will field two Aston Martin Vantage GT3s in the IGTC finale in South Africa on November 23 after the climax of its twin programmes
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Porsche secured its first victory in the Spa 24 Hours since 2010 thanks to the GPX Racing squad at the end of a disrupted, rain-affected race. Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen, Richard Lietz took honours in the Gulf-liveried #20 Porsche 911 GT3-R, leading a one-two for the Weissach marque ahead of the #998 ROWE Racing car
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The Grasser Lamborghni squad led the Spa 24 Hours when the race was red-flagged shortly after the 13-hour mark as the weather conditions deteriorated. Heavy rain resulted in the stoppage at approximately 5:40am local time after a lengthy full-course yellow virtual safety car period, with Christian Engelhart out front in the #63 Lamborghini Huracan GT3
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Motorsport.tv is broadcasting the 2019 Spa 24 Hours live and for free, and you can catch all the action live on Autosport. A total of 72 cars, including 63 in the Pro class, represent the 11 manufacturers that will contest the Blancpain GT Series blue riband event. Black Falcon Mercedes driver Maro Engel has already
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Bonaldi Motorsport’s Danny Kroes and Sergey Afanasiev moved into the lead of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe standings after claiming a win and second place at Spa. Having taken over from Afanasiev following the mandatory pitstop, Kroes made two decisive overtakes at Les Combes on team-mate and race one winner Jack Bartholomew and the polesitting
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Black Falcon Mercedes driver Maro Engel secured pole for the Spa 24 Hours after edging out Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor by just 0.017 seconds in Friday’s superpole session. As Black Falcon’s #4 Mercedes AMG-GT3 had topped Thursday night’s first qualifying session, Engel was the 20th and final driver to head out and set his two
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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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