24/08/2016 – I.S.R. racing will be back on track in Budapest this coming weekend for the penultimate round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. After the summer break the Czech outfit will continue its campaign in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Teams where it is currently fifth in the standings, equal on points with Rowe Racing (BMW).
The performance of the number 74 and 75 Audis R8 LMS have been quite strong in the latest round run, as they were very close to the podium and constantly putting in laps within the top ten. Despite the Budapest track being quite different, the two Pro driver pairings aim to be protagonist again since the beginning. Marlon Stockinger (PHL) and Franck Perera (FRA) will exchange at the wheel of the number 74 challenger, while Frank Stippler (GER) and Philip Salaquarda (CZE) will compete on the n. 75 car.
The weekend will kick off on Friday 28th with free practice at 10:00 (GMT+2) and 14:40. Qualifying will follow on Saturday 27th at 11:45, while the Qualifying Race will get green lights at17:15. The warm up will open the closing day of Sunday 28th at 9:50 and the Main Race is scheduled for 12:30.
TV coverage in Europe will be delivered by Motors TV, while Eurosport and Bloomberg will show highlights of the event. In Asia, Eurosport Asia, Bloomberg and Fox Sport 3 will broadcast the highlights. Live timing and the usual live streaming with English and French commentary will be available at www.blancpain-gt-series.com
Igor Salaquarda (I.S.R. racing, Team Principal):
“The summer break gave us some time to get ready for the season’s finale. In the first four rounds we constantly improved the performance of our Audis R8 LMS and all drivers got a better and better feeling with the car. Budapest in a technical race track, where overtaking is really difficult therefore qualifying will be crucial to secure a good starting position”.
“A break was needed after Spa to prepare the final part of the season at best. We are motivated and all set for the round in Budapest. Marlon made great progress during the season and I believe we have what it takes to get a strong result this weekend. Weather should be fine, we have a good setup and will give our best shot in qualifying to later on aim to a podium finish”.