Lamborghini continues its winning streak in the first three races of the Blancpain GT Series. After victories at the end of April in Monza in the Endurance Cup and earlier this month at the Brands Hatch’s Sprint Cup, the Huracan GT3 claimed its third consecutive race win.
Grasser Racing Team’s No. 63 car driven by Lamborghini Factory Drivers Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Christian Engelhart, managed to get another win with a well-executed race strategy. The Huracan GT3 of the Austrian team kept its lead ahead the rivals with a thrilling finish. After the three-hour race, the No. 63 Lamborghini lead the HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT with a margin of just three-tenths of a second, with a nose-to-tail fight that lasted from green to checkered.
Starting from the first row, after the second best lap time in qualifying out of 55 cars on the grid, the Grasser Racing Team’s Lamborghini took the lead with Mirko Bortolotti overtaking the Mercedes-AMG GT of AKKA ASP team at the Copse. The Italian Factory Driver extended his advantage to five seconds, but was frustrated by the safety car’s release that has recaptured the group. The second stint saw the Italian Andrea Caldarelli, replacing Bortolotti, who, despite lapped cars, managed to keep the race’s lead and deliver the Lamborghini in the hands of Christian Engelhart in first place for the last part of the race. Engelhart put in a hard driving stint as he had to defend the position from the attacks of the two Mercedes AMG-GTs of HTP Motorsport and Akka ASP teams which never let the Lamborghini out of their sights.
Eventually Engelhart’s defensive drive took a well-deserved third victory of the season. Grasser Racing Team and the three Factory Drivers of Lamborghini Squadra Corse now top the Blancpain GT Series championship standings.
The next Blancpain GT Series events are scheduled at Zolder over the weekend of June 2-4 and at the Paul Ricard Circuit for the 1000 km Endurance on June 23-24, on the same weekend as the third round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series.