24h Series European Championship #5 @ Barcelona (ESP)
Verdonck and Gillion point hunting at the final
In the final race of the European Championship of the 24h Series on the Grand Prix circuit of Barcelona, the two Belgians Nico Verdonck and Rodrigue Gillion go again on point Hunting with PROsport Performance. Due to the technical retirement at the 24h-hour race in Portimao (POR), Verdonck and Gillion, as well as Akhil Rabindra - the Indian is missing in Barcelona, because his entry in the GT4 European Series at the Nuerburgring - for the first time have lost the championship lead in the GT4 category and are now in second place with 49 points.
At the 24h race in Barcelona, Verdonck and Gillion will drive the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, lent by Valencia-based Team Virage, as both PROsport-Vantage GT4 are racing at the Nürburgring at the same time. The Belgian PROsport duo is supplemented by the two Virage drivers Jon Aizpurua (Austria) and Nicholas Silva (USA). The Virage Vantage is entered under the team name of PROsport Performance with the compulsory starting number one of the (team) defending champion.
Team Manager Steve Buschmann
"We planned the cooperation with Team Virage long time ago due to the schedule conflict of 24h Barcelona and GT4 European Championship at the Nuerburgring. Of course we hope that the home advantage of Virage will benefit us and that Nico (Verdonck) and Rodrigue (Gillion) will score lots of points again.
FACTS ABOUT BARCELONA
Track Length: One lap leads through 16 bends and is 4.655 kilometers long.
Timetable: Free Practise is scheduled on Friday from 13:00 until 14:00, followed by a 45-minute qualifying session between 16:45 and 18:40, futhermore there will be a night practise from 21:00 to 22:30. The 24-hour race will will be started n Saturday at 12:00.
Live Stream: Qualifying (from 16:30) and night practise (from 20:45) on Friday as well as the 24-hour race from Saturday (from 11:20) until the finish line on Sunday at 12:00 pm can be seen in the livestream at 24hseries.com.
PROsport trio: Nico Verdonk, Rodrigue Gillion, Akhil Rabindra (l-r).
Photo: PROsport Performance