28/09/2016 – I.S.R. racing is about to run the final round of the season of Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 2016, race to be held at the circuit close to Barcelona. One month after the previous round, the Czech outfit will run the last act of this exciting season on the quick and technical circuit of Catalonia.
Marlon Stockinger (PHL) and Franck Perera (FRA) will be at the wheel of the number 74 car, while Franck Stippler (GER) and Filip Salaquarda (CZ) will lead the n.75 Audi R8 LMS. The goal is to end the season with a strong result continuing the growth shown by I.S.R. racing in the second complete season in this series. The Czech team will try and finish within the top five of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Teams, as currently it occupies the eighth place just five points off target.
The intense racing programme will be compressed only in two days. The two free practice sessions will take place on Saturday October 1st: the first reserved to Silver & Bronze drivers that will be on track at 10:15 (GTM +2), while the second will be open to all the drivers from10:55. Three qualifying sessions will follow in the afternoon at 15:30 (Q1), 15:52 (Q2) and 16:15(Q3). The two races will then take place on Sunday October 2nd: the Qualifying Race will begin at 9:15, while the Main Race will follow at 12:00.
Live TV coverage will be granted in Europe by Motors TV, while Eurosport and Bloomberg will show the highlights of racing action. Eurosport Asia, Bloomberg and Fox Sport 3 will broadcast the most important moments of the event in Asia. Live timing and live streaming with English and French commentary will be available at www.blancpain-gt-series.com.
Igor Salaquarda (I.S.R. racing, Team Principal):
“We get to Barcelona aiming to end at best this long season that has seen our presence also in Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. Our feeling with the Audis R8 LMS has improved a lot over the last year and we know we can now fight for important positions. The closing races will be very tight as all drivers will play their last cards and we must be focused on getting the most out of our experience to end the season on a high”.