Epic Silverstone showdown for colossal GT3 grid
After a stunning start to the 2013 racing season at Monza last month, the Blancpain Endurance Series arrives at Silverstone with the form book and predictions blowing away in the famous Northamptonshire wind after a sensational season opener in April. Yet again a superb field of 60 GT3 cars are on the bulging entry list for the second round of the series which takes place on Sunday 2nd June.
The three hour, multi-class epic at Monza six-weeks ago proved to be an electrifying encounter with famous brands like Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, McLaren, Nissan and Porsche going head-to-head. For 2013 the Blancpain Endurance Series has consolidated upon its successful format and stable regulations to put clear distance between itself and any other GT based series. If anything, Silverstone is set to see even more excitement and racing combat at the venue of the British Grand Prix.
Going for the Silverstone double Providing truly spectacular variety in the PRO-AM class will be the Blancpain Racing entered Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL II with familiar Dutch ace Peter Kox sharing with Marc A. Hayek. The pair will be aiming for a repeat of their 2012 performance at Silverstone when they claimed a superb PRO-AM class win and 4th place overall.
‘‘Last year we finished with the best position in our category with Peter (Kox),” said Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain. “Silverstone has always been a good circuit for us, this F1 track fits us well. I hope that we are going to repeat last year’s result. With 60 cars on the starting grid, the qualifying session will be difficult but crucial!” Another Lamborghini is entered by the impressive Austrian team Grasser Racing, who had a very competitive series debut at Monza with team owner Gottfried Grasser, Gerhard Tweraser and Hari Proczyk qualifying the mighty looking Lamborghini 6th in PRO-AM.