Rising British sportscar star Ollie Wilkinson is hoping that Lady Luck returns to back his International GT Open bid after he and team-mate Bradley Ellis were forced to battle against the odds in two tough races at the Hungaroring.
Allam Khodair and Marcelo Hahn took their maiden overall win today in Race 2 at the Hungaroring, at the wheel of the drivex Mercedes AMG. The Brazilian Pro-Am pair perfectly mastered the race, with Khodair setting pole position and leading throughout the first stint, and Hahn keeping everything under control in the second stint, to beat the Lambo Huracans of Rik Breukers-Riccardo Agostini (Imperiale Racing) and Edoardo Liberati-Kang Ling (VSR)..
Luzich Racing conquered its fourth win of the season, with its new pair that debuted here: Marco Cioci and Daniel Serra. A long-standing contender in the series and a former class champion, the Italian (who took pole on the wet this morning) conquered his maiden overall win. So did also the reigning Stock Car Brazil champion, who is back to the GT Open ten years after his last appearance. The white-and-red Ferrari 488 beat in a thrilling finale the SPS Automotive Performance Mercedes of Valentin Pierburg and Tom Onslow-Cole that put an outstanding show, taking its fourth success of the year in the Pro-Am class, ahead of the Daiko Lazarus Racing of class leaders Fabrizio Crestani-Miguel Ramos.
The International GT Open is nearing the half-season mark. As it has become customary, the turning point will take place at the Hungaroring, the twisty track on the hills outside Budapest that relaunched international motorsports into Central Europe three decades ago. The event, with its usual summer atmosphere and the splendor of the nearby Hungarian capital as an additional attraction, promises to be extremely attractive this year too with 27 cars entered for the event.
Drivex heads to Hungary for Round 4 of the International GT Open and the Spain-based outfit is a hot favorite after its top results achieved by Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair with the Mercedes AMG GT3. As announced the past week, Drivex is doubling its efforts in the series and a second Mercedes AMG GT3 for Ricardo Baptista and Carlos Eduardo “Cacá” Bueno, two other top-tier Brazilian drivers, will be lined up.
Drivex will enter a second Mercedes AMG GT3 for the remainder of the International GT Open season. Brazilian aces Ricardo Baptista and Carlos Eduardo “Cacá” Bueno will join Drivex to seek strong results in the remaining races at Hungaroring, Silverstone, Monza and Barcelona.
Drivex and Brazilian pairing of Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair continued their podium streak at Spa-Francorchamps, where Round 3 of the International GT Open took place last weekend. On Friday, Hahn / Khodair made a strong start to the weekend as they were eighth on the overall chart and 3rd in the Pro-Am class. The following … Continue reading → ...
Drivex repeated his feat of last year’s win at Paul Ricard with Marcelo Hahn and Alan Hellmeister cruising to another Pro-Am win in their Mercedes AMG GT3. It was the second class achievement in the 2018 International GT Open for Hahn as Allam Khodair and he himself already won Sunday’s race at Estoril. On Thursday, during … Continue reading → ...
The RS Racing Ferrari 488 took its maiden win in the International GT Open, as Daniele Di Amato and Andrea Montermini emerged in a dramatic and closely-fought finale. They beat the two Teo Martín BMs of Juan Cruz Álvarez-Lourenço Beirão (who took the lead after the pit stops) and yesterday’s winners, Fran Rueda-Andrés Saravia. The Spaniard and the Guatemalan are now second in the overall standings, closing to 13 points the gap with respect to Mikkel Mac, today fifth.
The second round of the International GT Open will take place at Paul Ricard next weekend and the Drivex-entered Mercedes AMG GT3 is a favourite in the Pro-Am class. Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair claimed their first win of the season at Estoril and the Spain-based team and their drivers feel extremely optimistic ahead of Round 2.
Drivex kicked off the 2018 season in the International GT Open in style as the team went on to win the second race of the season-opener at the Circuito de Estoril. Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair set the pace on Portuguese soil from the very beginning. Their teammates Jamie Campbell-Walter and Ferdinand Habsburg, the latter making his debut in GT racing, were competitive throughout the weekend despite they couldn’t experience the sweet smell of success this time.
Mikkel Mac and Alessandro Pier Guidi rounded the weekend of Luzich Racing at Estoril by taking a second win today with their Ferrari 488. They clearly lead in the overall standings, 6 points ahead of Giovanni Venturini-Jeroen Mul, again second with the Imperiale Racing Lalborghini, today ahead of sister car driven by Riccardo Agostini-Rik Breukers.
Mikkel Mac and Alessandro Pier Guidi won the first race of the 2018 International GT Open at Estoril, giving the brand new Luzich Racing a first win in its first race appearance. The Ferrari 488 was an authorative leader throughout the race, beating the reigning champion Imperiale Racing Lamborghini of Giovanni Venturini-Jeroen Mul and another … Continue reading → ...
Daiko Lazarus Racing made a stunning comeback to the GT Open, as the two Lamborghini Huracans each topped one of the two sessions of free practice today at Estoril. Fabrizio Crestani (in the car shared with local star Miguel Ramos) was fastest in the morning with a time of 1.38.420, while young Brit Toby Sowery, … Continue reading → ...
The 2018 International GT Open season kicks off at Estoril. Three Ferrari 488 GT3s from two brand new teams are due to start. Five constructors will be battling it out in three categories: Pro, Pro-Am and Am. The Ferrari cars will be racing in the Pro and Pro-Am classes. Pro. The most prestigious class includes a … Continue reading → ...
RS Racing (Cdp) is ready to debut in the International GT Open with an all Italian crew formed by Daniele Di Amato and Andrea Montermini.
Drivex is set to field two Mercedes AMG GT3 cars in the opening round at Estoril next weekend. The full-season International GT Open Mercedes AMG GT3 in the hands of Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair will be joined by another “silver arrow” in Portugal. Not many racers will ever compete alongside their manager but Ferdinand Habsburg (AUT) and his manager double-World Champion Jamie Campbell Walter (GBR) will contest International GT Open at Estoril together in a Drivex Mercedes AMG GT3.
Ollie Wilkinson will take the step up to European-wide GT3 competition this season, contesting the majority of International GT Open rounds paired with multiple sportscar champion, Bradley Ellis, aboard the Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS.
The trinomial Drivex Mercedes AMG GT3 and Brazilian drivers Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair are making a strong start to preseason by dominating International GT Open’s Winter Series. The Pro-Am class pairing is also topping timesheets overall and the event at Paul Ricard was not an exception despite an experienced entry. Despite truck arrival was … Continue reading → ...
Drivex will enter their Mercedes AMG GT3 for the second International GT Open’s Winter Series event at Circuit Paul Ricard on Friday and Saturday. The historic track in southern France will offer another two-day testing for Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair will focus on laying foundation for the season ahead.