The fifth round of the World FIA GT1 Championship took place last weekend at the Silverstone circuit in England. Following an eventful race marked by many collisions (no less than 6 cars failed to cross the chequered flag owing to accidents), the Nissan GT-R driven by Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr (team JR Motorsports), for which Motul is a technical partner, won the day brilliantly!
This fine performance secured on home turf allows the English team to place its two drivers at the head of the driver standings, 9 points ahead of the duo Piccini / Hohenadel (team Hexis Racing), now placed third in the driver standings after taking a solid fourth at Silverstone. Less luck however for the French team's sister car, as Clivio Piccione and Christian Hohenadel were forced to abandon the race following a collision whereas they were in the top five.
As for the three other contending Nissan GT-Rs, the same thing happened to numbers 21 (Sumo Power GT) and 22 (JR Motorports), which collided and unfortunately finished the race on the recovery vehicle. Placed seventh, the Nissan GT-R driven by Hughes / Bernoldi (team Sumo Power GT) escaped, for its part, unscathed.
Next race in Navarre, in Spain, on 3 July!
1/ Hexis AMR (Aston Martin) – 125 pts - Motul
2/ JR Motorsports (Nissan) – 116 pts - Motul
3/ Yound Driver AMR (Aston Martin) – 113 pts
1/ Luhr / Krumm – 70 pts - Motul
2/ Wintelhock / Basseng - 67 pts
3/ Piccini / Hohenadel – 61 pts - Motul
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