BES: Silverstone

7 June 2013

An almighty grid of 59 cars encapsulating the heart of British motorsport

The best international GT racing series visited Silverstone last weekend, once again bringing forth it’s almighty grid of 59 cars, that’s right the Blancpain Endurance Series was at the heart of British motorsport.

The race was, as you can expect, action packed with cars battling for space on the track let alone for position. It was a great sight to see as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Lamborghini, Audi and Nissan duked it out. The Blancpain Endurance Series really can be described as one of the premier GT racing series in the world.

The 3 hour race saw much action but eventually saw the 97 Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage driven by Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke and Frédéric Makowiecki (the very same car that completed the Nurburgring 24H only a few weeks beforehand) taking the overall victory. PRO-AM was won by the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN team and GENT was won by PGF Kinfaun in their Aston Martin V12 Vantage (driven by Aston Martin Racing managing director John Gaw).

The next round of the championship takes place in just under a months time at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Southern France on the 29-30th of June. Just a week after Le Mans. It should be interesting to see who performs well leading up to the Spa 24.

My next event is something new to me, the Dukeries Rally which takes place at Sherwood Forest this weekend (June 8th). I’m really looking forward to this as it offers something completely new and should provide some interesting learning experiences. I’ve also got another event on the Sunday…but more on this very soon!

Below is a selection of my favourite shots from the Blancpain Endurance Weekend, feel free to leave a comment!

Coming Soon: Rainworth Dukeries Rally (Sherwood Forest)