GT championship contender Vortex V8 confirms drivers for Barcelona

News | July 6, 2021

24H SERIES Overall GT Teams’ title contender Vortex V8 has entered two Vortex 1.0 sports cars for the upcoming Hankook 24H BARCELONA on 3-4-5 September.

24H SERIES title contender Vortex V8 has re-confirmed its GT championship assault by registering two of its eponymous 1.0 lightweight sports cars for the Hankook 24H BARCELONA on 3-4-5 September, as well as the drivers that will pilot them. 


The French team is currently 2nd overall in the 24H SERIES Overall GT Teams’ standings on 60 points, just nine shy of outright leader DUWO Racing. The #701 Vortex also holds an eight-point advantage in the GTX-class standings over Reiter Engineering, courtesy of four consecutive class podiums in the opening four rounds of the 2021 season, a record accomplishment for the French team. The team secured its highest finish of the year so far – 2nd in-class – at the season opener in Dubai, and has since taken three 3rd place finishes at Mugello, Circuit Paul Ricard, and the Hockenheimring. Ironically, mechanical issues meant the #701 finished behind its sister #712 entry at Paul Ricard.  

Team regulars Philippe Bonnel and Nicolas Nobs, both of whom took SP3-class victory with Vortex at the 2019 Hankook 24H DUBAI, will be on driver detail, both having also competed at Mugello and Paul Ricard. 


Boris Gimond, who competed at Mugello, returns alongside Philippe Gruau, who raced the Vortex 1.0 at Circuit Paul Ricard, while Lionel Amrouche will be back in the hot seat after competing with the team in Dubai and Mugello. 


Stephane Cottrell is set to make his first start in the 24H SERIES, fittingly, since the 2019 Hankook 24H BARCELONA, while the 2021 Hankook 24H BARCELONA will mark the respective series debuts of Sebastien Lajoux and Bertrand Migout. 


It is yet to be confirmed which drivers will pilot which car. 


Further details regarding this year’s Hankook 24H BARCELONA on 3-4-5 September can be found HERE. Teams interested in registering an entry can do so by emailing [email protected] or by phoning directly on +31 485 471166

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