Blancpain GT Series 2019

The Blancpain GT Series is Europe's leading race series for GT3 racing cars, which is contested in two championships, the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. At the end of the season, the drivers and teams in the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup who have scored the most points in each are crowned champions. There will also be an overall winner, in both the drivers' and teams' championships, who has scored the most points in both series combined.

The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup is the GT3 European championship of GT endurance racing. The series is contested in five races and includes three 3-hour races, a 1000-kilometre race and, as the highlight of the year, the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race. The race series is extremely competitive, with large starting fields of well over 50 cars from all renowned premium brands such as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

Monza,
12.-14. April 2019

R-Motorsport sent two Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3s into the race for the first time. The three-hour race was marked by rain and extremely turbulent due to changing weather conditions and cool temperatures.

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Monza

 

The race took place in extremely difficult, changeable track conditions. However, the race showed that the pace of the new Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3 is right and we go to the next round at Silverstone with a positive feeling to achieve a good result there.

Dr. Florian Kamelger, Team Principle R-Motorsport
Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Brands Hatch, 03.-05. May 2019

R-Motorsport impresses at the season opener of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe at Brands Hatch. Ricky Collard and Marvin Kirchhöfer in the Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3 achieve two top 10 results after strong qualifying sessions. Youngsters Aaro Vainio and Hugo de Sadeleer celebrate podium in Silver Cup.

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Brands Hatch

 

Despite new driver pairings and a race format that was new to us, our team did very well. Fifth overall by Marvin and Ricky is a successful debut. I was particularly pleased with Hugo and Aaro's podium finish in the Silver Cup.

Dr. Florian Kamelger, Team Principle R-Motorsport
Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Silverstone,
10.-12. May 2019

No luck for R-Motorsport at the Blancpain GT Series guest race in Silverstone. The second round of the Endurance Cup was on the agenda just one week after the double-header in the DTM and the Blancpain World Challenge Europe. Despite strong pace, the two Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3s missed out on another top result.

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Silverstone

 

A Silverstone weekend in which we were able to show the potential of our Aston Martin Vantage V8, but unfortunately not translate it into a tangible result.

Dr. Florian Kamelger, Team Principle R-Motorsport
Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Paul Ricard,
01.-02. June 2019

R-Motorsport recorded two top results in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with fourth and tenth places. In the third round of the series at the Circuit Paul Ricard, the team was among the fastest and was on course for the podium until a few laps before the end.

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Paul Ricard

 

With an excellent performance from Jake, Alex and Marvin in our Aston Martin Vantage, our team made up 10 places during the race on the way to 4th place at the finish.

Dr. Florian Kamelger, Team Principle R-Motorsport
DTM Zolder

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DTM Zolder

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Misano,
28.-30. June 2019

Ricky Collard and Marvin Kirchhöfer recorded R-Motorsport's best result so far in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe. In Misano, Italy, the duo drove home fourth place to score points for the third time this season.

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Misano

 

We can be satisfied with our upward trend in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe.

Dr. Florian Kamelger, Team Principal R-Motorsport
Misano II

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Misano II

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Zandvoort,
12.-14. July 2019

Aaro Vainio and Hugo de Sadeleer put in their best performance to date in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe at Zandvoort in the Netherlands.

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Zandvoort

 

The team did a great job once again and gave us a great car this weekend. This success is the well-deserved reward for the whole team.

Hugo de Sadeleer
Hugo De Sadeleer

 

Hugo De Sadeleer

 

Spa-Francorchamps
23.-28. July 2019

Jake Dennis, Marvin Kirchhöfer and Alex Lynn finished 18th in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The trio thus did damage limitation after a race marked by setbacks.

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Spa-Francorchamps

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After the restart, Jake, Alex and Marvin finally fought their way up to 18th place. All in all, it was a race in which we didn't fulfil our performance potential. Now we are looking ahead and will give everything at the next and also last round of the Endurance Cup to finish the series with a success.

Dr. Florian Kamelger, Team Principal R-Motorsport
Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Dr. Florian Kamelger

Dr. Florian Kamelger - Urheber: Nick Dungan

Nürburgring
30. August - 01. September 2019

A good starting position, fast pace and a little bit of luck: At the Nürburgring, R-Motorsport with Marvin Kirchhöfer and Ricky Collard took their first win of the season in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe.

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Nürburgring

 

A brilliant race. We have been working for a long time for the first victory this season. Now we have finally done it!

Marvin Kirchhöfer
Blancpain GT World Challenge Nürburgring

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Blancpain GT World Challenge Nürburgring

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Hungaroring
06.-08. September 2019

In the Silver Cup classification for young drivers, the duo recorded two podium finishes. Thanks to a brilliant recovery in the last race of the season, the Swiss and the Finn secured second place in the final standings.

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Hungaroring

 

We had a chance to win the Silver Cup until the very end. Of course we would have liked to win, but we can be just as proud of second place!

Aaro Vainio
Aaro Vainio

 

Aaro Vainio

 

Barcelona,
27.-29. September 2019

The race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya marked the end of the season for R-Motorsport in the Blancpain GT Series. With a second place, the team from Niederwil was able to celebrate the best result of a turbulent Endurance Cup season.

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Barcelona

 

The race was incredibly chaotic. There were a lot of interruptions and collisions. Holding on to second place was anything but easy. I had absolutely no grip at the end and really had to give everything to defend myself against the competitors.

Jake Dennis
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