Garage 59 McLaren wins 1000 km race at Circuit Paul Ricard
Garage 59’s McLaren 650 S GT3 is the winner of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup third round at Circuit Paul Ricard. This is the second victory for the British team which took the lead in the overall classification.
A 1000 km race was interesting and dramatic in its last hour. Bentley Team M-Sport’s car #8 was leading most of the time, but during the last pit-stop was caught on fire and dropped down, failing to secure a podium finish.
Garage 59’s car #58 driven by Rob Bell, Shane van Gisbergen and Come Ledogar took the lead and won the race ahead of AF Corse’s Ferrari with the drivers line-up of Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo and Alessandro Pier Guidi. Belgian Audi Club Team WRT (Filipe Albuqerque, Rodrigo Baptista and Jan magnussen) completed the podium, finishing well behind the top two cars.
The fourth round of Blancpain GT Endurance Cup will go on July 30-31 at Spa.