Blancpain GT Series: Final victory and championship title for Caldarelli, Mapelli
Following their triumph in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe three weeks ago, Orange 1 FFF Racing Team’s Marco Mapelli and Andrea Caldarelli become Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup champions today at season’s finale at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The duo in the #563 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, joined by third co-driver Albert Costa, clinched a victory in the 3-hour race which brought them 25 points, putting them just one point ahead of the previous leaders Mikhail Aleshin, Miguel Molina and Davide Rigon in the #72 Ferrari 488 GT3 of SMP Racing, who finished the race in the 15th place overall and scored no points.
R-Motorsport’s #76 Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 finished the race in the second place, driven by Jake Dennis, Marvin Kirchhofer and Alex Lynn. Another British manufacturer also reached the podium, with M-Sport’s Jules Gounon, Steven Kane and Jordan Pepper finishing third in the #107 Bentley Continental GT3.
The best Silver Cup crew and fifth overall were Felipe Fraga, Timur Boguslavskiy and Nico Bastian in the #90 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Akka ASP team, also taking the Silver Cup championship title.
The Pro-Am class victory in the last race went to Pierre-Alexandre Jean, Edouard Cauhaupe and Pierre-Yves Paque in the #26 Audi R8 LMS of Sainteloc Racing. The second place in the last race and Pro-Am championship title for 2019 went to Ahmad Al-Harthy, Charlie Eastwood and Salih Yoluc, who were sharing the #97 Aston Martin of Oman Racing with TF Sport.
Am class champions for 2019 are Barwell Motorsport’s Adrian Amstutz and Leo Machiski, who finished just seventh in the last race in the #77 Lamborghini Huracan. The Am class winners in Barcelona were Stefano Costantini, Toni Forne and Christoph Lenz in the #29 Lamborghini of Raton Racing by Target.