Multiple local representatives have confirmed his participation in the Festival de la Velocidad de Barcelona;
distributed between the Blancpain GT Series, Endurance Cup and the French GT4 championship.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will be a meeting point for well-known faces from September 28 to 30. This weekend, the Festival of the Speed of Barcelona will present a great incentive: the participation of several pilots of house, some of them with options to opt for the title. Dani Juncadella, Alex Riberas, Albert Costa, Miguel Molina, Andy Soucek and Antonio Forne Tomas will be part of the extensive grid of the Endurance Cup of the Blancpain GT Series championship, which closes its season at the Circuit. Xavier Lloveras , young driver of the Circuit; Lluc Ibáñez and Daniel Díaz-Varela willcompete with the French GT4 championship. In addition to them, about 280 pilots and 150 registered vehicles and 10 races to play, something worthy to be seen live.
The final round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup has an enviable grill that combines talent and quality. Among those present are six local participants who promise strong emotions.
On the one hand, Dani Juncadella (Mercedes), Alex Riberas (Audi), Albert Costa (Lexus) and Miguel Molina (Ferrari), all of them former members of the Young Pilots program of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya . Last year, it was Juncadella who won the victory in front of the local audience. For this edition he will share seat with the absolute leader of the Blancpain GT Series and winner of the Sprint Cup, Raffaelle Marciello, accompanied by Tristan Vautier. One of the biggest opponents of the trio will be Alex Riberas (with Vanthoor and Mies), who also points to the triumph. The Catalan accumulated excellent results throughout the season, which have boosted him to the second position of the Blancpain GT Series and the fourth of the Endurance Cup. Riberas can still fight for both titles and could be crowned on Sunday at home.Albert Costa is in a similar situation and will arrive with the calculator in hand to control his options to win the Endurance Cup.
On the other hand, Andy Soucek (Bentley) and Antonio Forné Tomás (Audi). Surely Soucek wants to recover from his experience just a year ago, when bad luck caused him to miss the title. Antonio Forné Tomás will complete the representation of the house in the last appointment of the calendar of the prestigious contest. Lucas Ordóñez (Nissan) has belonged to this group throughout the entire season, but, unfortunately, the driver from Madrid suffered a shoulder injury that will prevent him from attending the appointment.
The Blancpain GT Series will not be the only ones that will provide excitement and overtaking. Among the four support championships are more family names.The FFSA French GT Championship-GT4 France has confirmed two Spanish teams: the Baporo Motorsport and the NM Racing Team . In the first formation, Daniel Díaz-Varela and the Andorran Manel Cerqueda. In the team of Nil Montserrat, the Young Driver of the Circuit, Xavier Lloveras , who recently participated in the 24 Hours of Barcelona-Fermi Velez Trophy. The Ginetta G55 GT4 will share it with Lluc Ibáñez , both will form the youngest couple present.
A fun festival
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will be a must for lovers of SimRacing, with the celebration of the European final of the Nissan GT Academy Program. For the third year in a row, the Circuit paddock will become a modified car showcase and creativity without limits, with the MOD.AS Car Show . There will also be a village with spare parts, magazines, clothes, toys … On the occasion of the Porsche anniversary, El Xupet Negre (Carlos Redón) will paint a work of art live. The graffiti artist is one of the most important in the Spanish scene. On Saturday afternoon there will be a visit to the Pit Lane; and the Nissan Heritage Parade , a parade of historic cars. On Sunday, the signing of autographs for the pilots of the Blancpain GT Series.
Access to the paddock
Tickets can be purchased on the Circuit website ( www.circuitcat.com ) from 12 euros (plus administration costs). To enjoy all that the Festival of the Speed of Barcelona offers, the spectators will have free access to the paddock of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, and live very close to the competition environment , as well as all activities and proposals scheduled. On Friday the rehearsal sessions will take place, as well as some timed rounds; Saturday will combine the last free sessions with the timed officials and some races; while on Sunday there will be overtaking and excitement in the 5 scheduled races.