BLANCPAIN GT3

 
Championnat Blancpain Endurance Series :
 
Championnat Blancpain Sprint Series et GT Sports Club :
Calendrier 2016 Circuits
  • 23-24 Avril 2016           
  • 14-15 Mai 2016          
  • 24-25 Juin 2016         
  • 28-31 Juillet 2016        
  • 17-18 Septembre 2016
  • Monza – Italie
  • Silverstone – UK
  • Paul Ricard  – France
  • Spa 24H – Belgique
  • Nurburgring – Allemagne

 

Notre nouvelle voiture pour la saison 2016 : la BMW M6 GT3 !

 

Notre team est présent en championnat Blancpain GT SERIES Endurance depuis 2012.

Nos voitures :

  • 2016 : BMW M6 GT3
  • 2015 : BMW Z4 GT3
  • 2012/2013/2014 : McLaren MP4-12C GT3

 

Le championnat Blancpain GT Series, c'est LE championnet de référence en GT !

Since 2012, over fifty GT3 cars are participating to every endurance race. The main event of the season is of course the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Built around the success of this legendary race, the series aims to provide a highly technical environment with application of sporting rules in accordance with the wishes of the majority of teams and drivers, both professional and amateur.

The main circuits  : 

  • Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium),
  • Monza (Italy),
  • Silverstone (UK),
  • Paul Ricard (France),
  • Nurburgring (Germany).

 

DRIVERS : BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES 2015
 
BMW Z4 GT3 #15 :
Olivier Grotz - Luxembourg
Karim Ojjeh - Saudi
 
Results class Am :
1 Victory : Silverstone
P3 : Paul Ricard
P2 : Nurburgring
 
Result GT Tour France (1 meeting)
2 Wins : Spa-Francorchamps
 

Drivers 24H Spa-Francorchamps :
Jordan Grogor (S-Africa/Dubai)
Ralf Oeverhaus (German)

 

DRIVERS : BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES 2014
 
McLaren #15 :
Olivier Grotz - Luxembourg
Karim Ojjeh -  Saudi
Fred Vervisch - Belgium
 

Our engineer, Massimo, Olivier Grotz & Karim Ojjeh

Already with us in 2013, Karim Ojjeh continues the adventure in our team for the 2014 season.

Olivier Grotz, 20 years old, is coming straight from  karting : Benelux Karting KF3, Belgian Karting Championship, WSK Euro Series. It is a new challenge for him and is happy to discover the series.

Frédéric Vervisch, is the 3rd driver, he was already with us in 2013, at the wheel of the McLaren.

McLaren #16 :
Shahan Sarkissian & Alex Demirdjian, from Lebanon
Chris Van Der Drift, from New-Zeland

Shahan Sarkissian

Shahan Sarkissian raced in Formula Renault Uk championship for the last 2 years and in his second year managed to finish in Top 10 in the standings. He is the co-founder of “MEMOTORSPORT.COM”, Middle East Motorsports is dedicated to be the first official motorsport management company in the Middle East working to develop, guide and manage young talented drivers and ultimately help them succeed in their careers. Founded by professional drivers, business people and enthusiasts, MEMM’s mission is to support the careers of Arab drivers, look after the interests of regional sponsors, engage with young people and use motorsport to promote road safety throughout the Middle East region.

Shahan Sarkissian (driver) : « Moving to GT3 this year is definitely the right step forward in my career. I am very excited to get the chance to do so with a experienced team like Boutsen. This is a great opportunity in my first year in GT racing. I am looking  forward to the championship and hope to  learn a lot. I will  aim for the best possible results in our class. With the teams experience and my team mates I am sure this will be a very successful year.”

 Alex Demirdjian

Alex Demirdjian is a former racing driver (French F3) and now an international business man (The Iron Man..). He is looking for a new challenge in the Blancpain Endurance Championship….

Alex Demirdjian (driver) : « Out of office, on the race track » I find so many similarities between the business world and car racing. Fast decisions, coping with competition pressure and continuous performance requirements to become a better leader and put things in perspective.. »

Chris van der Drift

Chris van der Drift, is born in New-Zealand, on March 8th, 1986. 

He started his racing career with karting, before singleseater. We saw him in Formula BMW, Formula Renault 2.0, Formula Renault 3.5, GP2 series, Formula Superleague, AutoGP World Series, and more recently in GT,
and V8 Supercars. He knows the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 well as he was already racing with this car in 2012 et 2013. 
Since 2004, Formula and GT Series : 23 fastest race laps, 3 x European champion, 23 victories, 68 podiums.

With the 3 drivers line-ups, PRO, PRO-AM or Gentlemen, and a 3-steps qualifying system inspired from Formula One, the series aims to give the team and drivers a friendly but professional atmosphere.

2013 :
The win in Pro-Am class at Paul Ricard, and P4 at Nurburgring.
P2 in class Am at Nurburgring.
 

New look for 2013 :

 

 

Driver Blancpain 2013 Frédéric Vervisch

Frédéric Vervisch is Belgian, he accumulated wins and titles during his racing years  in different categories:

  •      karting
  •      F3 Asia, Germany
  •      Formula Renault 3.5
  •      Superleague Formula
  •      .....

He competes this year in Blancpain Endurace Series, with the McLaren MP4-12C,  #5, in the Pro-Am category. This is his first year in GT3. He shares the wheel with David Dermont and Koen Wauters.

 

Driver Blancpain 2013 David Dermont

We know David Dermont, the Belgian driver, since he was part of our adventure in the Eurocup Megane Trophy. David Dermont has also raced in :

  •      Belgian Touring Cars
  •      Porsche SuperCup
  •      FIA GT
  •      Megane Trophy

 

Driver Blancpain 2013 Koen Wauters

Koen Wauters, the Belgian driver, has already a lot of experence on track, a very short summary :

  • 24 Hours of Zolder : 20 entries
  • 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps : 10 entries
  • 24 Hours of Daytona : 2 entries
  • Paris-Dakar rally ...

He is also editor of the magazine Menzo, TV presenter, and of course, the singer of the group Clouseau.

His car is entered in the Pro-Am, with the McLaren #5.

 

Driver Blancpain 2013 Marlene Broggi

The French driver, Marlene Broggi has already raced under our colors, when we were in the Eurocup Megane Trophy championship, in the World Series by Renault events. She also participated with us  in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2012. We saw her Clio, in Seat, in the Andros Trophy... She shares the wheel of the McLaren #15, with Karim Ojjeh.

Driver Blancpain 2013 Karim Ojjeh

 

Winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2011, LMP2 class, Karim is used to the Le Mans Series circuits; Karim Ojjeh has been confirmed to drive for our team for the Blancpain Endurance Series championship, at the wheel of the McLaren MP4-12C GT3, #15, in the Gentlemen class.

His flag : Germany and Saudi Arabia.

Blancpain Paul Ricard, a fantastic win                     June 2013

Our McLaren #5 wins the 3rd round of Blancpain Endurance series in Pro-Am class at Paul Ricard.

Very good qualifying session for Fred Vervisch. 2nd fastest laptime of Q3. In 2 laps. And then a fantastic race for the 2 drivers Fred Vervish and David Dermont. Koen Wauters was not available for this meeting.

 

David Dermont (driver) : "It's just extraordinary ! It was super hot in the car. Fred did  a great qualifying, which put us at ease because the car had a good pace. But we missed the singer and we really want to share this victory with Koen Wauters ".

Olivier Lainé (Team Manager) : "The team members did a very good job, the drivers have made extraordinary relay. We have been able to demonstrate that we have a winning car in the Pro-Am class, but we were also very well placed in the overall ranking. And this, 1 week after the checkered flag of Le Mans 24 Hours.. "

Frédéric Vervisch : "I'm really happy! Great job. This is really a result that I did not expect when I arrived here at Le Castellet, but I waiting for. David did a great double stint after our good qualifying. All items were combined. I would like to thank the team and .. see you at Spa-Francorchamps."

Thierry Boutsen (present at Castellet)  :  "The whole team did an unbelievable job, barely recovered from the fatigue of Le Mans 24 Hours race. It certainly a good sign for the second half of the season."

Stéphane Sertang (CEO Ginion Group) : "Congratulations, it is just great. Congratulations to all the team,  for the efforts and the work done".

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