Unique two-wheel qualifier for Blancpain GT Series opener

1 April 2017 Unique two-wheel qualifier for Blancpain GT Series opener

To highlight the third anniversary of their cooperation, the SRO Motorsports Group and the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli have created an unique style of qualifying for the opening round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series. Later today, the first part of qualifying will be run on the Nemo 401 Superbike, with teams free to decide which driver will ride the machine.

Motorsports is part of the DNA of everybody at the SRO Motorsports Group and the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, whether it is on four or two wheels. Always on the lookout for ways to improve the spectacle, both parties have decided to change the qualifying format for this weekend’s opening round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series.

During the first part of qualifying (Saturday at 14.15) one of the drivers of each car will take to the track on a Nemo 401 Superbike, kindly provided by the local Scuderia Pescatori. Since the laptimes of the two-wheeled  machine are not that far away from those set by GT3 cars, it might even happen that the times set in Q1 will propel the team into Q3, in which the seventeen fastest teams are allowed to compete. If that is the case, the team may decide to use the Nemo 401 again in Q3.

Nemo Pesce, President of Scuderia Pescatori: “My father Marlin did a lot of research to build the Nemo 401, creating a unique Superbike. We are very proud that the SRO Motorsports Group now chose our bike to compete in this one-of-a-kind qualifying session, which should draw plenty of attention.”