Blancpain GT Series: M-Sport Bentley triumphant at Circuit Paul Ricard
The trio in the #107 Bentley converted pole position into a victory that would fulfill Bentley’s celebration of the 100th anniversary. This victory marked Bentley’s return to the top podium spot after two years. Previously, Bentley Team M-Sport was victorious in the same event in 2017.
After six hours of racing, Jules Gounon crossed the finish line with comfortable advantage of 37.097 seconds ahead of SMP Racing’s #72 Ferrari 488 GT3. The drivers of the #72 Ferrari were Miguel Molina, Mikhail Aleshin and Davide Rigon. They were joined on the podium by Dennis Lind, Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli, the trio in the #563 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Orange 1 FFF Racing Team.
In the Silver Cup class, the #90 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 was the victorious car, driven by Felipe Fraga, Nico Bastian and Timur Boguslavskiy. Akka ASP team also took victory in the Pro-Am class, with the all-French line-up in the #87 Mercedes-AMG. The drivers were Jean-Luc Beaubelique, Mauro Ricci and Jim Pla. The Am Cup category was won by the #188 Garage 59 Aston Martin Vantage AMR, driven by Chris Harris, Alexander West and Chris Goodwin.
Photos: Dirk Bogaerts Photography,