It was a wild race to behold and perhaps one worth going back to for those who did not watch it live. The depth of strategic and mechanical variety on the race track made this an amazing race to behold. With an eventful start with the variety of cars making a rapid succession of overtakes, the race culminated with the driving team lead by Wim de Pundert taking first place, followed by an audi team then yet another Mercedes team.
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Le Castellet (July 16, 2016) – With the first two hours of the Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard, the fifth round of the 24H Series powered by Hankook, in the books, the HTP Motorsport GmbH Mercedes AMG GT3 (#41, Wim de Pundert/Bernd Schneider/Brice Bosi/Clemens Schmid) leads the 51 car-strong field.
After Wim de Pundert had driven the first stint, the five times DTM champion Bernd Schneider handed the Mercedes over to young Austrian Clemens Schmid. Half a minute down, the Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS (#14, Flick Haigh/Joe Osborne/Ryan Ratcliffe/Edward Sandström) follows in second place.
Currently in third are the 2015 winners, the Ram Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 (#30, Stuart Hall/Roald Goethe/Daniel Brown/Jamie Campbell-Walter). In these early stages, the order is likely to change rapidly due to small gaps, strategic variety, and different car configurations. Several teams running top-field cars already struggled. Continue Reading