Blancpain Sprint Cup: HTP Motorsport's Buhk and Baumann winners in Hungary
HTP Motorsport’s Dominik Baumann and Maximilian Buhk won the main race of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup at Hungaroring. The duo in the #84 Mercedes-AMG GT3 crossed the finisl line with 5.44sec gap ahead of #1 Team WRT Audi R8 LMS, driven by Laurens Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch. Another Team WRT car, the #33 Audi, finished third, with Christopher Mies and Enzo Ide as drivers.
After the race, Vanthoor/Vervisch was penalized because of unsafe release. They received a drive-through penalty, converted to a 30-second penalty, so they dropped to eighth place. It promoted Rene Rast and Will Stevens to the final podium spot.
Maxi Buhk started fourth on the grid but problems of other drivers allowed him to sneak into the lead during the opening lap. After the pits stops and driver changes, HTP Motorsport’s Mercedes stayed in the lead, driven by Dominik Baumann.