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First ever pole position and almost podium finish in 1000 Km Paul Ricard

The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 has been the protagonist of great part of the Paul Ricard round, third race of the Blancpain Endurance Series. A weekend ended with P6 and begun under the banner of the car fielded by GRT Grasser Racing Team, thanks to the best lap time set by Mirko Bortolotti both in Friday’s free practice and pre-qualifying. BES_Paul_Ricard_ Start

The Italian driver, who shared the wheel with Giovanni Venturini and the South African Adrian Zaugg, proved to be the fastest also in qualify where 22 crews lapped in less than a second gap. First ever pole position for the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 which also ruled the first two hours of the race with Bortolotti.

After the pit stop it was Venturini’s time to take over. Due to the cold tyres he slipped in P 2 but still lapping with consistance. Spoling the race was a drive through committed for his pit stop when the driver turned on the engine while the car was still on its jacks. The Mechanic in charge for the release slipped and could not timingly release the car.
The last stint saw Zaugg recovering places still keeping a considerable pace.

A missed opportunity the one of the other crew made up by Fabio Babini, Jeroen Mul and Andrew Palmer. They were forced to retire half way through the race after an impressive recover that brought the car from P21 up to P7.

The next outing is for the prestigious 24hrs of Spa to be held in Belgium from the 21st to the 26th of July.

 

THE 2015 BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES CALENDAR

11-12 April        Monza, ITA
23-24 May        Silverstone, GBR
19-20 June       Paul Ricard, FRA
23-26 July        Spa-Francorchamps (24hrs), BEL
19-20 September    Nürburgring, GER

Source: Lamborghini

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