35 cars confirmed for Blancpain GT Series’ trip to Budapest

24 August 2016

35 GT3 cars spanning eight different manufacturers will compete at this weekend’s penultimate Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup round of the season at Budapest.

The final list features one fewer entry than previously announced following the withdrawal of the #77 Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan, which had been scheduled to feature Davide Valsecchi and Jack Falla at the helm.

Two cars also include updated driver pairings. The #5 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 sees Nicolaj Møller Madsen now partnering Alessio Picariello, while Marco Mapelli has joined Stefan Rosina in the #16 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini.

Elsewhere, the #66 Rinaldi Racing-run Black Pearl Racing Ferrari 458 has shifted from the Pro-Am class to Am Cup after Steve Parrow was joined by fellow Bronze-graded driver Christian Hook.

First practice gets underway on Friday ahead of Saturday’s Qualifying Race and Sunday’s Main Race. Remember, you can follow every session live via official streaming and timing on http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/live, and don’t forget to download the Blancpain GT Series app for exclusive live content.


Provisional event timetable

Friday 26 August
10:00 - 10:40: Free Practice 1 (Bronze & Silver drivers only)
10:40 - 11:20: Free Practice 1
14:40 - 16:00: Free Practice 2

Saturday 27 August
11:45 - 12:00: Qualifying 1
12:07 - 12:22: Qualifying 2
12:30 - 12:40: Qualifying 3
17:15 - 18:15: Qualifying Race

Sunday 28 August
09:20 – 09:40 : Warm up 
12:30 - 13:30: Main Race