Barcelona 2016 – Race 2 Results

Barcelona 2016 - Race 2

The results for Race 2 at the Barcelona round of the 2016 GT International Open are in.

The Race:

At the start, there is a close fight between Zampieri and Barnes, with the Italian keeping the advantage and the Brit closing well on Ledogar. Further into the first lap, Krognes hits Barnes sending him into a spin, with Keen and Terting taking passing Ledogar in the turmoil. Krognes is in the pits with an open front bonnet, while Yoluc goes into the gravel. In lap 4, race ruined for both Ledogar and Terting as they collide in turn 10, prompting the safety-car out.

The race resumes in lap 8 with Zampieri leading ahead of Keen, Cadei, Sini, Cioci, Schothorst, Perel (who leads in GT-Am), Monje, Policand and the new champion Biagi. The Audi of Cruz gets a drive-through for overtaking under yellow, while Cadei goes wide dropping to P12.

After all driver changes, Antonelli leads with 10 seconds over Yacamán and 12 on Moiseev, who makes a slight off-track in lap 20. Then, Ramos and Fannin in full fight, Balfe, Beaubelique and Tappy. Also Ramos goes wide after passing Moiseev, overtaken later also by Fannin.

The thrilling moment comes in lap 24, when Beaubelique loses the Mercedes at the end of the straight, impacts on the inside wall and collects the McLaren of Tappy. The two drivers are ok but the cars are destroyed and the race is neutralized.

There are only two laps of race left but quite eventful. Yacamán tries to pass Antonelli on the outside for the lead but there is slight contact and the BMW is out of the race with a broken wheel. Antonelli wins ahead of Ramos, Sini, Biagi, Cioci and Balfe, who secures second in the championship. In GT-Am, the restart sees Ricci passing Earle, but eventually Häring pips both of them.

Courtesy GT Open Website

30 laps completed with the best lap being number 3 in a time of 1:48.12 with a top speed of 155 km/h. Total race time was 1:01:42.689

Full Race 2 Results are here.

Final GT International 2016 Championship standings after Race 2 are here.

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