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Featured Blancpain Sprint Series: Zandvoort Qualifying and Main Race (Live Stream)

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Bram, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

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    Zandvoort is the next stop for the Blancpain Sprint Series. The Dutch seaside resort hosts the third round of the 2014 season, after some spectacular action during the opening two rounds at Nogaro and Brands Hatch. Newcomers and series regulars alike will try to shine at the circuit in the dunes.

    This weekend the teams and drivers of the Blancpain Sprint Series will travel to Circuit Park Zandvoort, one of the most popular tracks on the calendar, appreciated by drivers and fans alike for its roller-coaster character. The venue, situated on the North Sea coastline, might seem to be an ideal holiday destination, but there will be no time to rest for the drivers. The demanding 4230-metre circuit has it all, from high-speed curves to technical and tricky turns.

    At Circuit Park Zandvoort the Dutch fans will certainly be cheering for Jeroen Bleekemolen, who shares his Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini FL II with Austrian driver Hari Proczyk. Bleekemolen has shone in every qualifying session this year and together with Proczyk he won both the qualifying race and main race of the previous round at Brands Hatch.

    However, the Lamborghini duo is not currently leading the points tables. That position is occupied by the two Maximilians of HTP Motorsport, thanks to a win in Nogaro and a second place finish in Brands Hatch. Mercedes drivers Götz and Buhk – the latter won at Zandvoort last year – have a nine-point advantage over Bleekemolen and Proczyk.

    Another driver who will get a lot of attention is Nelson Piquet jr., back after missing Brands Hatch : not only because the Brazilian has a Dutch mother, but also because in 2003 the former F1-driver shone at the Masters of F3 at Zandvoort, taking pole position and finishing second in the prestigious single-seater event.

    Piquet’s team-mates Sergio Jimenez and Caca Bueno, driving the other BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil car, will certainly try and continue their streak of good results. The Brazilian duo have finished three times on the podium this year – twice in both qualifying races and after the main race in Brands Hatch – which has led to them being third in the drivers’ standings. Jimenez has some good memories of last year’s main race at Zandvoort, when he and then team-mate Ricardo Zonta managed to climb their way back from dead last to sixth.

    There will be a couple of new cars on the grid in Zandvoort as well. Tonino Team Herberth Motorsport enters a Porsche 997R GT3 for the Dutch-German duo Jaap Van Lagen-Robert Renauer, while the BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert joins the Blancpain Sprint Series with a car for Austrian youngsters Dominik Baumann and Thomas Jäger. The duo will be at the start for the remainder of the Blancpain Sprint Series season. However, Alex Zanardi and his ROAL Motorsport BMW will be absent in Zandvoort, because of a clashing commitment with the Italian’s handcycling racing programme.

    Watch the Blancpain Sprint Series live
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  2. Great, thank you!

    I've been a fan of this series for a few years now. It always delivers.
  3. Ricoow

    420 Premium Member

    Been there live today, was an amazing experience (again) and a great race untill sadly the Lambo #28's pitstop failed
  4. Great race.
    Congrats Rene