Blancpain Baku World Challenge
Blancpain Sprint Series Final took place in Baku last weekend.
The Baku World Challenge provided an exciting finale to the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series. Here are the results.
Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor score their first Main Race win of the season.
Maximilian Götz is crowned 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series champion. Before the start of the Baku weekend it was clear that the Blancpain Sprint Series title would be decided between Maximilian Götz and the Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini pairing of Jeroen Bleekemolen and Hari Proczyk. However, with ten minutes to go, the front of the Lamborghini of Proczyk started to fall apart. After being shown the black and orange flag, Proczyk had no choice but to come in for repairs, losing any hope of the 2014 title in the process. Maxi Götz managed to bring his damaged HTP Mercedes home in 9th, which was enough to claim the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series drivers title, having claimed three Main Race wins this season.
Laurens Vanthoor and Belgian Audi Club Team WRT take Blancpain GT Series titles. The Baku World Challenge was also the final round of the inaugural Blancpain GT Series, combining the results of the Endurance and Sprint Series.
In Baku the fight for the first Silver Cup title added some more spice to an already exciting event. Series leaders Vincent Abril and Mateusz Lisowski had a terrible start to the weekend, but they still managed to claim the Silver Cup, after a season in which the duo took four Main Race wins.
With the Pro-Am Trophy freshly in their pockets, Marc Basseng and Alessandro Latif came to Baku with the determination to add one more choice performance to their tally. Sadly, it was not to be. Basseng hit the wall during qualifying and the #5 Phoenix Racing Audi was damaged beyond repair. However, with four main race wins to their names, Latif and Basseng were still the best Pro-Am duo of the season.
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