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2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup first round results and photos

#86 HTP MOTORSPORT (DEU) MERCEDES AMG GT3 JULES SZYMKOVIAK (NDl) BERND SCHNEIDER (DEU)




The season-opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup took place at the Misano World Circuit in Italy over the weekend. A faultless drive in the main race gave Audi pairing Laurens Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch victory after 38 laps in the opening round.

The Belgian drivers crossed the line just over a second clear of second place finisher HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG of Maxi Buhk and Dominik Baumann. Coming in third was the BMW M6 GT3 in the hands Rowe Racing-drivers Philipp Eng and Alexander Sims.

2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup first round results – top ten

  1. F.Vervisch/L.Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT – Audi R8 LMS Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
  2. D.Baumann/M.Buhk HTP Motorsport – Mercedes-AMG GT3 HTP Motorsport
  3. P.Eng/A.Sims Rowe Racing – BMW M6 GT3 Rowe Racing
  4. R.Bell/A.Parente Garage – McLaren 650 S GT3 Garage
  5. F.Stippler/F.Salaquarda ISR – Audi R8 LMS ISR
  6. M.Seefried/N.Siedler Rinaldi Racing – Ferrari 458 GT3 Rinaldi Racing
  7. J.Szymkowiak/B.Schneider HTP Motorsport – Mercedes-AMG GT3 HTP Motorsport
  8. E.Ide/C.Mies Belgian Audi Club Team WRT – Audi R8 LMS Team WRT
  9. R.Giammaria/E.Perez Companc AF Corse – Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 AF Corse
  10. D.Zampieri/P.Niederhauser Attempto Racing – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Attempto Racing

View a selection of photos from the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup season-opening round at Misano. (Photos: Vision Sport Agency)