Zolder: Gillet Vertigo race report

Another podium for the Gillet Vertigo Gembloux - Renaud Kuppens and Bas Leinders finished 17th and on the podium (1st ) in G2 in Zolder for the penultimate round of the FIA GT Championship. Already during qualifying the Gillet Vertigo with ...

Another podium for the Gillet Vertigo

Gembloux - Renaud Kuppens and Bas Leinders finished 17th and on the podium (1st ) in G2 in Zolder for the penultimate round of the FIA GT Championship. Already during qualifying the Gillet Vertigo with Bas Leinders behind the wheel showed their progress in speed. The Belgian set a time of 1.31.9, only a few tenths away from a couple of Ferrari also on Pirelli tires.

At the start of the race, Bas Leinders tried to keep up with the GT2 cars but had to slow the pace due to an unusual wear of tyre, very atypical for the Belgian car.

Tony Gillet : "I am very satisfied with the past weekend. We had no mechanical problem and I saw that our drivers attacked the kerbs without any hesitation. The only minus this weekend was the wear of the tires, Bas had to slow down to 5 seconds a lap of the race pace."

But the most important thing this weekend is that Belgian Racing, Renaud Kuppens and Bas Leinders are for the third consecutive time winners in the FIA GT G2 championship.

Jean Michel Delporte Team Manager :"This season we had had more opponents then in the past years and we really liked that. We had some minor problems during the season but they were all resolved very quickly. Now we will go to Argentina for the last race of the season and we will celebrate our title in fashion over there."

Tony Gillet: " The Gillet Vertigo is the only Belgian road car and to achieve the results of the last three year has been very special and unique, I am very proud of my team and I would like to thank especially Maserati for the use of their engine in our race car, this has been a key factor in our performance this season."

-credit: gv

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Bas Leinders , Renaud Kuppens