Blancpain Race Weekends 2014, Round 2 - Silverstone
BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES: HISTORICAL FIRST WIN FOR BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 IN SILVERSTONE
Sunny conditions greeted the 43 cars on the starting grid for the second race of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series.
The #7 M-Sport Bentley of Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane won the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, after an exciting end of the three hour race. Twenty minutes before the end, Steven Kane managed to pass leader Andy Soucek in the #99 ART Grand Prix McLaren. Third place went to the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, with Laurens Vanthoor taking the podium position in the final lap.
The win in the Pro-Am category went to the #80 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan. Joe Osborne in the #38 MP Motorsport AMR Aston Martin dominated the middle stint of the race, taking the lead of the category away from the #80 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan. But in the final stint Florian Strauss managed to retake that lead, scoring a first win of 2014. Behind the #38 Aston Martin the winners of Monza, the #43 ROAL Motorsport BMW, took third.
The Gentlemen Trophy honours went to the #458 GT Corse by Rinaldi Ferrari, despite having to serve two drive-through penalties. The race was a duel between the #458 GT Corse by Rinaldi Ferrari and the polesitter of the category, the #51 AF Corse Ferrari. Despite being penalised with two drive-throughs GT Corse drivers Alexander Mattschull and Frank Schmickler took their second win of the season, beating the AF Corse Ferrari by 27 seconds. The #22 Team Parker Racing Audi took third in class.
LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO: AMAZING DOUBLE FOR JEROEN MUL
It was a weekend to remember for Jeroen Mul (Lamborghini Automobili RT Germany) who scored an amazing double in Silverstone. Another brilliant race both for the debuting Giovanni Venturini (Eurotech Engineering) who was third overall and second in the PRO Class, and for the Italian Simone Pellegrinelli who is once more the AM Class winner: four wins in a row for him so far this season.