Difficult weekend at Paul Ricard for SBM Agency and its pilots protagonists of the third round of the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Le Castellet, Sunday, June 26, 2016
It ‘been a weekend warm that of Paul Ricard, spectacular track site in Provence, theater of the third round of the Blancpain Endurance Series 2016, with the trial on the distance of 6 hours and renamed “1000 Kilometers of Paul Ricard.” SBM Agency became the protagonist since qualifying for Ferrari 488 GT 3 of Team AF Corse at the top of the timesheets in the second hour qualifying session with Lorenzo Bontempelli, and then in the front row of the starting grid for the race. Always highlight the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Team Shadow with Matteo Beretta aggressive since qualifying.
The race, which started in the hot French afternoon, saw the Ferrari 488 GT3 AF Corse keep important positions for the first part of the first stint, when a shock suffered by Bonanomi made him lose several positions at the car driven at that time by Ishikawa Motoaki. From that moment began a different race all the AF Corse crew that tried the big comeback until the last lap, which saw the car number 53 close to the tenth class “PRO-AM”. A little ‘back, in seventeenth place in the class always “PRO-AM” we find the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Team Ombra Racing. After a good start and some spectacular overtaking, a tender touch with another Huracan Team Antonelli, has not allowed to Matteo Beretta and his comrades of the car to successfully conclude the race, and under the checkered flag in the Shadow car is It was ranked in seventeenth final position.
Archived the French race for teams and drivers of the Blancpain Endurance Series is time to think about the next match. The last weekend of the month of July on the Belgian track of Spa-Francorchamps, will stage a great classic of endurance races such as the “24 Hours”, the fourth round of the season of the series of endurance races organized by SRO.