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GT World Challenge Europe - Round 10 - Circuit de Barcelona

8th - 10th October 2021

Event report and photos by Raymond Bonnello

567, this is the number of days between my last visit to a GT World Challenge Europe event, the 2020 pre-season tests and the 2021 GT World Challenge Europe (Endurance) final in Barcelona.

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PRO Category

Following a penalty of three places on the starting grid for the Lamborghini # 63, it is finally the Mercedes-AMG GT3 / AKKA-ASP Team #88 of Raffaele Marciello, Felipe Fraga and Jules Gounon which will start from pole.

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It was at the end of a 95 laps race, interspersed with FCY / safety car, that the # 88 Mercedes-AMG GT3 / AKKA-ASP Team passed the checkered flag with less than 2.5 seconds ahead of the Porsche 911 GT3-R / Dinamic Motorsport #54 of Matteo Cairoli, Christian Engelhart and Klaus Bachler.

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The podium is completed by the Audi R8 LMS GT3 / Team WRT #32 of Dries Vanthoor, Charles Weerts and Robin Frijns.

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In the top 5 we find the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 / Orange 1 FFF Racing Team #63 of Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli in 4th place and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 / HRT #4 of Maro Engel, Luca Stolz and Nico Bastian in 5th.

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The guests, who came to assess each other in view of next season, the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 / Sainteloc Racing # 26 by Markus Winkelhock, Dennis Lind, Finlay Hutchison and the BMW M4 GT3 / BMW M Motorsport # 82 by Jesse Krohn, Augusto Farfus, Philipp Eng finished 9th and 16th respectively.

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Silver Category

The Mercedes-AMG GT3 / AKKA-ASP Team # 87 of Thomas Drouet, Simon Gachet and Konstantin Tereschenko won the Silver category ahead of Audi / WRT # 31 of Ryuichiro Tomita, Valdemar Eriksen, Frank Bird and Mercedes / Toksport WRT # 7 by Marvin Dienst, Berkay Besler, Oscar Tunjo.

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PRO-AM Category

In Pro-AM the victory went to the Mercedes-AMG GT3 / SPS automotive-performance # 20 of Dominik Baumann, Valentin Pierburg, Martin Konrad ahead of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo / Barwell Motorsport # 77 of Henrique Chaves, Adrian Amstutz, Miguel Ramos , the 3rd place on the podium of the category went to the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 / Oman Racing Team # 97 of Ahmad Al Harthy, Giacomo Petrobelli, Charlie Eastwood.

2021 Standings / Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup Overall Teams

1 Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 91 points

2 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 90 points

3 AKKA-ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 88 points

2021 Standings / Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup Overall Drivers

1 Côme Ledogar / Alessandro Pier Guidi / Nicklas Nielsen 83 points

2 Raffaele Marciello / Jules Gounon 79 points

3 Charles Weerts / Dries Vanthoor 79 points

See you next year for new adventures with the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS

Based on Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS press report

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