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08.10.2012 / Raceweekends

Navarra - Full Race Preview


A title showdown in the GT Pro-Cup class between the Belgium Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS trio of Stéphane Ortelli (MCO), Christopher Haase (DEU), Christopher Mies (DEU) and the Marc VDS Racing Team BMW drivers of Bas Leinders (BEL), Maxime Martin (BEL) and Markus Palttala (FIN), sees just three points between them as they go head to head for championship glory on Sunday 14th October.

In the Pro-Am Cup class there is no fewer than three Ferrari 458s gunning to be crowned 2012 champions. The AF Corse team of Louis Machiels (BEL) and Niek Hommerson (NED) have a slender three point advantage over the Vita4one Team Italy squad of Eugenio Amos (ITA), Giacomo Petrobelli (ITA) and Alessandro Bonacini (ITA). However, coming up on the rails after a strong 4th in class at the Nurburgring two weeks ago is the all-French SOFREV ASP trio of Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Ludovic Badey and Patrice Goueslard.

Anticipating the tension and excitement going to Navarra is Stéphane Ratel, Founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group, who said: “The final weekend of the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series is all set to be a thrilling climax to a terrific season of close action throughout the classes. It is a testament to the series as a whole that we will probably not know the various title winners until the very closing stages of the race next Sunday.” 

Keeping with the remarkable entry lists that have been seen in the Blancpain Endurance Series throughout 2012, the finale sees close to 50 cars on the provisional entry list with Audi, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Jaguar represented.

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