November 5, 2014

Baku World Challenge 2014 - Blancpain Sprint Series

The final round of the Baku World Challenge FIA GT Series has kicked off in Azerbaijan`s capital. GT cars competing in the final round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series, were displayed in front of the Heydar Aliyev Center after participating in a parade on the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan on October 31, 2014 a day before the start of the Baku World Challenge. Here are main highlights of the race:
  • Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor score their first Main Race win of the season 
  • Maximilian Götz is crowned 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series champion 
  • Laurens Vanthoor and Belgian Audi Club Team WRT take Blancpain GT Series titles 
  • Vincent Abril and Mateusz Lisowski first Silver Cup champions 
  • Marc Basseng and Alessandro Latif win the Pro-Am Trophy 
  • Belgian Audi Club Team WRT most successful team of the season
In the Blancpain Sprint Series, titles and race wins are not only rewarded by cups and trophies, but also by important prize money. Add to that the cheques of the Pitstop Challenge and it is clear that the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT proved to be the most successful outfit this season. Here is the total amount of prize money won by the teams this season:
  • Belgian Audi Club Team WRT: 386.000€
  • HTP Motorsport: 150.000€
  • Grasser Racing Team: 80.000€
  • Phoenix Racing: 71.000€
  • ROAL Motorsport, BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert and Beechdean AMR: 50.000€
  • BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil: 32.000€























Azerbaijan photographers with a legendary driver Alex (Alessandro) Zanardi who lost both legs in the crash during a 2001 car race in Germany.









HTP Motorsport team (Mercedes SLS AMG GT3) car caught fire
HTP Motorsport team (Mercedes SLS AMG GT3) driver Maximilian Götz had to leave the race
HTP Motorsport team (Mercedes SLS AMG GT3) driver Maximilian Götz watching the race after being disqualified as a result of the car crash






1st place - Audi R8 LMS Ultra/Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, 2nd place - Aston Martin Vantage GT3/ Beechdean AMR, 3rd place - Audi R8 LMS Ultra/Phoenix Racing
Cesar Ramos throwing the prize check to his teammates
The winning team - Belgian Audi Club Team WRT (Audi R8 LMS Ultra) Cesar Ramos, Laurens Vanthoor
Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor score their first Main Race win of the season




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