After the summer break, the Competition102 GT4 European Series resumes this week with round five of the season in Hungary. For the first time, the Hungaroring will host a round of the championship and 27 cars have been entered for the two 50-minute races at the circuit in Mogyoród, near Budapest. Both races, run as a support series to DTM, will be streamed live on gt4series.com.
PROsport Performance team is still in control of the Pro championship. Peter Terting and Jörg Viebahn took the championship lead by finishing in second place at Spa and the German pair is now 4.5 points ahead of teammates Andreas Patzelt and Nicolaj Møller Madsen. Dutch duo Duncan Huisman and Luc Braams sit third in the standings, 28.5 points behind Terting and Viebahn. PROsport Performance also leads the GT4 Team Class ahead of the penultimate round of the season.
Allied-Racing drivers Jan Kasperlik and Dietmar Lackinger still lead the Am Class of the Competition102 GT4 European Series with two rounds remaining, though Kasperlik will race solo in Hungary. The pair has a 26.5-point lead over Autorlando Sport drivers Alessandro Giovanelli and Giuseppe Ghezzi after Spa. Street Art Racing’s Jerome Demay is currently third in the championship standings.
At the Hungaroring Allied-Racing will debut its new Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4. The German team received the new car last week and, after testing at the Red Bull Ring and Hockenheim, the car will make its race debut in Hungary. Allied-Racing will also enter a BMW M3 GT4 for Liesette Braams. Brookspeed, meanwhile, will run a second Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4 for Duncan Huisman and Luc Braams. The Dutch duo raced an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 at Spa-Francorchamps.
Primus Racing will enter the fifth round of the Competition102 GT4 European Series with its Ginetta G55 GT4. The Swedish team last raced in the series at Spa-Francorchamps in 2014. Peter Larsen and Johan Rosen will be behind the wheel of the Ginetta. They will be joined fellow Swedes Oskar Krüger and Kari Mäkinen in the Bald Eagle Racing BMW M3 GT4.
The weekend will kick off on Friday, September 23, with two one-hour free practice sessions. The first session will start at 11:00, with a second session scheduled for 15:40. Qualifying for the two races will take place on Saturday morning at 9:40. The first race will start at 17:45 that same day; the second race will take place on Sunday morning at 9:30. Both races will be shown live at www.gt4series.com/live.
Competition102 GT4 European Series
The Competition102 GT4 European Series consist of six rounds, held at premier race tracks in Europe and partnering top level GT or touring car championships except from the last round in Zandvoort where the GT4 category will be the main programme. The championship includes two endurance races and one round at a street course.
Competition102, unique fuel for maximum performance
Competition102 is premium petrol with an octane number of 102. The unique high octane number of 102 (RON 102) and MON number of at least 90 ensures optimal performances. Competition102 is suitable for all petrol-powered vehicles: from classic (Formula 1) cars and normal passenger vehicles to cross motorcycles and high performance racing cars. Competition102 fuel is exclusively produced, stored and distributed by Salland Olie Maatschappij B.V. in the Netherlands. It’s available at over 60 petrol stations nationwide and is sold in 60-litre barrels.
Pirelli, official tyre supplier
Pirelli is a tyre manufacturer and world leader in the automotive industry. It has an exclusive relationship with over 50 racing series worldwide, including Formula One. Pirelli has a long and illustrious history in endurance racing, and has also claimed a huge variety of class wins in GT racing all over the world. The design of the new Pirelli GT tyres meets the needs of GT racing while maintaining the performance characteristics that endurance drivers have appreciated in the past. The slick tyres used for GT racing are branded Zero: just like the slicks that have become a central feature of Formula One. The name P Zero is used in the highest categories of motorsport such as GT racing.
SRO Motorsports Group, architect of modern GT Racing
SRO Motorsports Group was founded by Stephane Ratel and has specialised in the promotion, support and organisation of many national and international motorsport series since 1995. In 2016, SRO Motorsports Group will promote several championships and series, such as the Blancpain GT Series, including the iconic Total 24 hours of Spa, the British GT Championship, the Blancpain Sports Club with the GT Sports Club and the Ultracar Sports Club, the Competition102 GT4 European Series and the Intercontinental GT Challenge. SRO Motorsports Group runs also the SRO Race Centre by MMC, a high-level technical centre at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the south of France.
SRO has offices in London, Paris and Liège.