The best GT drivers in the world come from.... Turkey
This evening saw the main race of the GT World Cup taking place at the Bahrain International Circuit. After a hectic first corner and lap including a scary high-speed off for the Belgian Audi R8, the race was put under Safety Car for almost 15 minutes. As a result, 5 teams (Belgium, Belarus, Germany, Sweden and Australia) were forced to retire due to the heavy damage gained.
Once the track was cleared of debris and the Safety Car released the field, we saw epic racing up and down the pack. In fact, as the first place Turkish Mercedes AMG GT had trouble getting up to speed, the British Chris Froggatt managed to pull off an amazing overtake giving him the lead of the race which he held until the pitstop. With a comfortable lead, Chris Buncombe took over control of the British Ferrari and only had to nurse the car home for the remaining 30 minutes in the race. Unfortunately, a very fast Turkish AMG had other plans and started gaining over a second a lap due to a lack of grip for the British team. After another lead change, team Turkey managed to build up a large gap giving them the win ahead of Britain and a charging Denmark.
Check out the race yourself on the SRO YouTube channel:
It has been announced that next year’s GT World Cup will take place at Vallelunga. Do you think it’s a good idea to make this a yearly event, and what did you think of this one?