Weekend round-up: British GT, Italian GT, European GT4

There only was some GT action in the weekend ahead of the 24 hours of Le Mans. The British GT and European GT4 held a combined round at Silverstone, while the Italian GT Championship visited Misano.

British GT – Silverstone

The three hour race of the British GT Championship at Silverstone had its biggest headline when the leading number 6 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Liam Griffin and Alexander Sims was crashed out of the race by a European GT4 entry. Barwell Motorsport could feel a little better in the end, because the teams’ number 33 entry scored a win in the hands of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen courtesy of an alternative pit stop strategy that saw Pro driver Keen take over from Minshaw in the opening minutes of the race when rain was poring down. Lee Mowle and Joe Osborne were second in the number 7 AmD BMW Z4 GT3, ahead of the number 2 FF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 of Adam Carroll and Marco Attard.

Top 3 overall classification

1 #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 (J. Minshaw/P. Keen)
2 #7 AmD BMW Z4 GT3 (L. Mowle/J. Osborne)
3 #2 FF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 (A. Carroll/M. Attard)

European GT4 – Silverstone

For the first time ever, the European GT4 championship did a three hours long race at Silverstone, together with the British GT. PROsport Performance appeared to be the best under the new circumstances, by earning a 1-2 finish. Jörg Viebahn and Peter Terting won in the number 118 PROsport Performance Porsche Cayman GT4, while Nicolaj Møller Madsen and Andreas Patzelt were second in the number 119 entry. Third place was taken by the number 108 Ekris Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 of Simon Knap and Rob Severs.

Top 3 overall classification

1 #118 PROsport Performance Porsche Cayman PRO4 GT4 (J. Viebahn/P. Terting)
2 #119 PROsport Performance Porsche Cayman PRO4 GT4 (N. Møller Madsen/A. Patzelt)
3 #108 Ekris Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 (S. Knap/R. Severs)

Italian GT – Misano

Race 1

Alberto Cerqui and Stefano Comandini started the first Italian GT race at Misano from pole in the number 15 BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3, but were only second with three laps to go. At that moment the leading number 46 Black Bull Ferrari 488 GT3 of Stefano Gai and Mirko Venturi got a puncture, which handed the lead and the win to Cerqui and Comandini. The number 7 Solaris Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Massimiliano Mugelli and Francesco Sini finished in second position, after the number 16 Imperiale Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Mirko Bortolotti and Jeroen Mul was excluded. Third place was inherited by Marco Mapelli and Filipe Albuquerque in the number 8 Audi Sport Italia Audi R8 LMS GT3.

Top 3 overall classification

1 #15 BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 (A. Cerqui/S. Comandini)
2 #7 Solaris Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (M. Mugelli/F. Sini)
3 #8 Audi Sport Italia Audi R8 LMS GT3 (M. Mapelli/F. Albuquerque)

Race 2

Revenge for Gai and Venturi was sweet, because they were the winners of a wet second race at Misano. The drivers of the number 46 Black Bull Ferrari finished the race ten seconds ahead of the second placed number 8 Audi Sport Italia R8 of Marco Mapelli and Filipe Albuquerque, who secured their second podium finish of the weekend. Third place was reserved for the number 12 Ombra Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Alex Frassineti and Stefano Gattuso but it was a bittersweet result, as they were passed by Mapelli in the last corner.

Top 3 overall classification

1 #46 Black Bull Swisse Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 (S. Gai/M. Venturi)
2 #8 Audi Sport Italia Audi R8 LMS GT3 (M. Mapelli/F. Albuquerque)
3 #12 Ombra Lamborghini Huracán GT3 (A. Frassineti/S. Gattuso)

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Student journalism but most of all addicted to racing, Bjorn visits Circuit Park Zandvoort and TT Circuit Assen on a regular basis. Also writes for Autosportlive.nl.

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Student journalism but most of all addicted to racing, Bjorn visits Circuit Park Zandvoort and TT Circuit Assen on a regular basis. Also writes for Autosportlive.nl.