Month: April 2016

Traffic, Pt.II

The Blancpain GT Endurance Cup got off to a good start last weekend at Monza. McLaren won, but it wasn’t an easy drive to victory. Photos by Miguel Bosch, Paolo Belletti and Daniele...

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Traffic

For over half a century, April has been the month of sports car racing at the historic site of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. From the days of the World Sportscar Championship that came storming down the old banking of the 10 kilometre long race track, to the modern Blancpain GT championship, Monza has been one of the many homes of GT racing. 67 years on from the first 1000 kilometre race at Monza, a 57 car strong field of GT3s made the journey to Brianza for the Blancpain Endurance Cup season opener. The entry list foretold a highly competitive...

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Weekend round-up: Blancpain GT, GT Open, PWC, European GT4

Last weekend a whole bunch of GT championships raced. The first race of the Blancpain Endurance Cup was held at Monza with the GT4 European Series as support, while International GT Open raced at Estoril. The Pirelli World Challenge had its sixth race of the season at Barber Motorsports Park. Blancpain GT Endurance Cup – Monza A massive field of 57 GT3 cars started at Monza for the Blancpain Endurance Cup. Avoiding backmarkers was important for the last part of the race, in which the number 58 McLaren 650S GT3 of Côme Ledogar, Rob Bell and Shane Van Gisbergen...

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Vantage in chaos

The British GT season got underway last week with a bruising visit to the Brands Hatch grand prix circuit. The two hour season opening race was won by the TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3 of Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston in a race that was cut short due to the amount of on track incidents. Starting his first race in a GT3 after moving up from the ranks of GT4 was Rick Parfitt Jr. who was on pole in the Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 with Jon Minshaw in the Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 sitting...

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