Strakka Mercedes fastest in Barcelona
The Team Strakka Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 driven by Maxi Buhk, Maxi Götz and Alvaro Parente has topped the pre-qualifying session for the last round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at the Barcelona circuit. The British outfit’s car set the best time of 1:44.480s to end ahead of Black Falcon sister car shared by Yelmer Buurman, Maro Engel and Luca Stolz.
Third time went to Belgian Audi Club Team WRT of Christopher Mies, Alex Riberas and Dries Vanthoor, the only car to be not a Mercedes in the top 5 today.
It was a positive day for the German marque. In the Pro-Am class, Ram Racing Mercedes-AMG led the way with the ninth best time overall courtesy of Tom Onslow-Cole. The AKKA ASP Team Mercedes-AMG topped the Silver Cup category in the hands of Jack Manchester and was classified 17th. Henry Walkenhorst’s BMW earned class honours in the Am Cup.
Championship leader Raffaele Marciello‘s Mercedes finished fifth.