Photo: Blancpain GT Series
After a gripping season-opener at Monza, the 2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup moves to Silverstone for Round Two over the weekend of May 11 – 12.
48 cars are on the provisional entry list, one less than the entry list for Monza with the #110 Antonelli Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 Am Cup entry not present on the entry list for Silverstone.
Leading the Endurance Cup drivers points standings after one round is the #54 Dinamic Motorsport crew of Klaus Bachler, Zaid Ashkanani and Andrea Rizzoli on 25 points with the #563 Orange 1 FFF Racing Team driver line-up of Andrea Calderelli, Dennis Lind and Marco Mapelli in second place on 18 points.
In the overall drivers standings Maro Engel and Luca Stolz are at the head of the table. The crew of the #4 BLACK FALCON, joined by Yelmer Buurman at Monza, have finished on every step of the podium so far in 2019 with a third place at Monza, a second place in race One at Brands Hatch and a victory in Race Two.
Nico Bastian is currently lying in second place in the overall drivers standings after a fourth place finish at Monza, driving the #90 Akka ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside Timur Bogulavskiy and Filipe Fraga. Bastian enjoyed a successful weekend at Brands Hatch in the opening rounds of the Blancpain GT Series Word Challenge Europe with a win in Race One and an eighth overall in Race Two. Bastian, along with teammate Thomas Neubauer, lead the overall Silver Cup drivers standings.
In the Endurance Cup Pro-Am standings, the #91 Tempesta Racing Ferrari F488 GT3 crew of Chris Froggat, Chris Buncombe and Jonathan head the table after their win in Round One, followed by the pilots of the #26 Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3; Fabien Michal, Pierre Yves Pâque and Markus Winkelhock. Pâque is not confirmed as a driver for Silverstone.
Track action begins on Friday May 10 with paid testing getting underway at 11:10 with the Bronze Test starting at 16:50. Saturday May 11 sees a 90-minute Free Practice session at 10:40 with Pre-Qualifying beginning at 15:40.
Qualifying starts at 09:40 on Sunday may 12 with three 15-minute sessions with the lights going out for the three-hour at 15:00.