GT3 ASiA - Kodric and Lind capitalise on Hubauto's pitstop error at Ningbo

GT3 ASiA - Kodric and Lind capitalise on Hubauto's pitstop error at Ningbo

14.10.2018: Blancpain GT Series Asia Ningbo, China Sunday, October 14th 2018 Dennis Lind and Martin Kodric ultimately ran out comfortable race and championship winners, but it could have been very different had separate issues not befallen their two rema

Blancpain GT Series Asia
Ningbo, China
Sunday, October 14th  2018




Dennis Lind and Martin Kodric ultimately ran out comfortable race and championship winners, but it could have been very different had separate issues not befallen their two remaining championship rivals during a tense final 60-minute race of the season at Ningbo.


The #19 Lamborghini took the chequered flag 4.1s clear of Anthony Liu and Alessio Picariello’s Audi following Alexander Mattschull’s late retirement from a lead built on GruppeM co-driver Raffaele Marciello’s quick first stint.



Indeed, the Italian led the opening 30 minutes from pole and set fastest lap, while HubAuto Corsa’s two Ferraris driven by Tim Slade and Nick Foster held station behind following an early Safety Car period triggered by the Craft-Bamboo Porsche and ARN Racing Ferrari colliding on lap one.



The first significant development occurred just before the pit window opened when Patric Niederhauser’s championship-chasing GruppeM Mercedes-AMG retired from fourth place with broken rear suspension. 22 points behind with 25 to play for at the start of the race meant the Swiss had no choice but to win while hoping other results went his way. Instead, he would end the campaign third overall.



The spotlight then shifted to Kodric who pitted from seventh at the first time of asking. Lind subsequently emerged right in front of Foster, who had delayed his own stop by two laps in an effort to make up some of the impending 15s pitstop success penalty he and Jono Lester were due to serve. Instead, the pair touched numerous times before the Australian peeled into the pits.



Incredibly, Lester re-joined 16s ahead of the Lamborghini before immediately overtaking some of the slower Am drivers ahead. For a time the provisional order and points suggested a grandstand finish was in prospect, but HubAuto’s pitstop was soon under investigation and ultimately found to be 14.5s too fast.




 When the subsequent stop/go penalty was also served under time, which necessitated a second stop, Foster’s championship chances appeared well and truly over.



By that point Lind had also picked his way through the GT3 Am contingent, which included a brave move around Liu for second place amongst traffic. First wasn’t necessary to secure the title, but that’s exactly where the Lamborghini finished after Mattschull’s 22s lead was wiped out by a late fuel issue that stranded the Mercedes-AMG.



Liu, whose co-driver Picariello initially made up ground after starting eighth, held off a charging Roelof Bruins over the final laps to finish ahead of Indigo Racing’s Mercedes-AMG, which served an additional five seconds in the pits after also claiming a podium yesterday.



Franky Cheng and Martin Rump overcame their success penalty to end up fourth, Shaun Thong and Jordan Pepper fought through from last to fifth aboard Phoenix Racing Asia’s #6 Bentley, and Andrew Kim and Adderly Fong ensured all three Absolute Audis featured in the first half-dozen finishers.



OD Racing’s Audi, the #23 KCMG Nissan and second Phoenix Racing Asia-run Bentley crossed the line nose-to-tail, while Lester recovered from HubAuto’s two stop-go penalties to salvage a point in 10th.






DRIVER QUOTES



Dennis Lind, #19 FFF Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3: “It was quite emotional at the end because this year was the first time that I’ve really felt the full support of Lamborghini, who have pushed me harder and expect good results.



There’s been a lot pressure to perform at our best, which is something you have to find ways of managing. I’ve also been racing in Super Trofeo where the same pressure exists.


Maybe I put a lot of pressure on myself to perform, so on the slowing down lap perhaps some of that came out!”

 

 

- Benajamin Franassovici, photo SRO

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