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Yeongam plays host to Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia's Korean debut, entry list - timetable

Yeongam plays host to Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia's Korean debut, entry list - timetable

01.08.2019: - Sathienthirakul and Hamprecht lead home favourite Choi by six points - Chance for BMW Team Studieís Kinoshita and Jukuchou to claim GT4 title - Entry list: Yeongam

- Sathienthirakul and Hamprecht lead home favourite Choi by six points

- Chance for BMW Team Studie’s Kinoshita and Jukuchou to claim GT4 title



- Entry list: Yeongam





Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia visits Korea for the first time this weekend when Yeongam’s former Formula 1 circuit plays host to round five of the continent’s biggest GT championship.



Located four hours south of the capital, Seoul, the 5.615-kilometre, 18-turn FIA Grade 1 venue hosted grands prix from 2010 until 2013 before focusing on regional and national motorsport categories. Indeed, Korea’s biggest domestic championship, Superrace, joins Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia there this weekend.



And it’s two Superrace graduates, Solite Indigo Racing and MG Choi, who will be eager to stake their GT3 championship credentials on home soil after closing to within six points of current leaders Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht (Absolute Racing). A maximum 100 points are still available over the course of 2019’s final four 60-minute races, although Pitstop Success Penalties incurred by the top-three finishers in each make that highly unlikely.


Things aren’t quite as close in GT4 where Takayuki Kinoshita and Sunako Jukuchou could conceivably wrap up the Drivers’ title this weekend.





BLANCPAIN GT WORLD CHALLENGE


Manufacturers contesting SRO’s three sprint championships in Asia, Europe and America score points towards the global Blancpain GT World Challenge by nominating four drivers on each continent.



Mercedes-AMG leads Ferrari following Europe’s latest round at Zandvoort three weeks ago. The German manufacturer now has 8781 points compared with the Italian marque’s 6437.




LIVE STREAMING



Unrestricted live coverage of races one and two plus qualifying is available on www.gt-world-challenge-asia.com this weekend, while the same coverage will be streamed live on the championship’s Facebook page and SRO’s GT World Youtube channel.



Elsewhere, Chinese fans can watch both races with Mandarin commentary live on native streaming platforms such as YouKu, Huya and Douyu.




PITSTOP SUCCESS PENALTIES – RACE 1

15s – #12 Absolute Racing Audi – Rump/Tan
10s – #918 Panther/AAS Motorsport Porsche – Inthraphuvasak/Imperatori
05s – #99 Craft-Bamboo Racing Mercedes-AMG – O’Young/Nielsen
15s – #81 BMW Team Studie – Kinoshita/Jukuchou
10s – #199 Team iRace.Win Mercedes-AMG – Chang/Chi
05s – #111 Team iRace.Win Mercedes-AMG – Chong/Santoso





YEONGAM TIMETABLE


Friday 2 August


13:10 – 13:55: Free Practice 1
15:55 – 16:40: Free Practice 2

Saturday 3 August

08:30 – 09:00: Official Practice
10:50 – 11:05: Qualifying 1 – GT4
11:12 – 11:27: Qualifying 2 – GT4
11:37 – 11:52: Qualifying 1 – GT3
11:59 – 12:14: Qualifying 2 – GT3
15:40 – 16:40: Race 1


Sunday 4 August


12:20 – 13:20: Race 2





- Paul Yao, Benjamin Franassovici - photo SRO


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01.08.2019 / MaP

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