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giugno 07, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz

Customer Racing: Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport scores a class win and a second place in Sprint Cup at Zolder

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Mercedes-AMG Motorsport scores a podium finish in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup at #zolder: Michael Meadows (GBR) and Raffaele Marciello (ITA) are classified second with their Mercedes-AMG GT3 run by the AKKA ASP Team. The sister car with starting number 88 finishes in fifth place. With eighth position for HTP Motorsport, another Mercedes-AMG GT3 makes it into the top 10 of the qualifying race. In the main race, Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport’s Maximilian Buhk (GER) and Franck Perera (FRA) finish in sixth place. Having finished second in the Silver Cup class in the qualifying race, junior driver Fabian Schiller (GER) and Jules Szymkowiak (NED) win their class during the main race.

  • Positions 2, 5 and 8 for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the qualifying race
  • First place for HTP Motorsport in the Silver Cup class during the main race
  • HTP Motorsport retains Sprint Cup points’ lead

Zolder (Belgium) – One week after the ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen at the Nürburgring, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 was on the podium in the prestigious Blancpain GT Series: #zolder in Belgium was the venue for the third Sprint Cup event and the fifth round of the Blancpain GT Series season. The closest finish of the year to date saw the Mercedes-AMG GT3 with starting number #90, run by the AKKA ASP Team, cross the finish line of Saturday’s qualifying race in second place. In the action-packed opening stages, starting driver Raffaele Marciello (ITA) kept it cool, managed to make up one position from third place on the starting grid during his stint and handed the car to Michael Meadows (GBR) in second place. The Brit also showed a faultless performance and after one hour of #racing, he finished second, 0.798 seconds down.

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