15 MAY 2017 



Big emotional races for Kessel Racing at Silverstone, which took centre-stage for the second seasonal event of the Blancpain Endurance Series and the GT Sports Club.

The GT Sports Club opened the weekend proceedings at Silverstone with the qualifying race, the first race of the weekend: Alexis De Bernardi outqualified Fons Scheltema and took seventh place for Kessel Racing, with Scheltema coming ninth with Stephen Earle behind him in tenth position and first among the Iron Cup drivers. In the Main Race, which brought Saturday's racing at Silverstone to an end, the Kessel team took sixth place with De Bernardi's Ferrari, and eighth with Scheltema, while Earle came first once again in the Iron Cup.

The main event on Sunday involved the Blancpain Endurance Series with the second round of the season. The number 11 car had little luck in the PRO-AM class, driven by the Broniszewski/Rizzoli/Cressoni crew, which was hit within seconds by the number 2 Audi and had to endure a long time in the box that compromised the end result. However, the number 888 car with drivers Duyver/Perel/Zanuttini took a splendid second place, which, thanks to getting on the podium at Silverstone, has revived their championship hopes.

Now that this English chapter has come to an end, the racing calendar will now take the Endurance Series to France and the Paul Ricard circuit at the end of June.

Ronnie Kessel (Team Owner): "It was without a doubt an intense and exciting weekend. In the GT Sports Club we won both races with Earle in the Iron Cup, while De Bernardi and Scheltema put on a great show in two intense races. In the Endurance Series, our drivers in the AM class were outstanding and came second after a wonderful race, whereas our PRO-AM  drivers had their race spoilt within seconds whilst jostling with others. We are now focusing on the upcoming races with this coming Sunday being the next one with the first stage of the Ferrari Challenge on the circuit of Valencia."


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