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Hello from the scenic Red Bull Ring

Pit Lane Report: Red Bull Ring 90-Minute GT3 Race

Hello from the scenic Red Bull Ring, where today’s 90-minute GT3 race wrapped up under cloudy skies with a tantalizing possibility of rain that, after wet practice sessions, ultimately stayed dry for the main event.

Benjamin Ek, continuing his dominance in the BMW M4 GT3, claimed pole position and once again showed his class with another impressive win. Ek’s form is undeniable, and he seems unstoppable as we advance through the series. In a strong showing, Arcadio Trevino secured second place in his Mercedes AMG EVO, while Xander Huizing, despite an early scuffle with Trevino that sent him falling back, clawed his way up to third in the Gold Class. Huizing’s recovery was notable, including a spectacular, prolonged battle with Ian Paskin’s Aston Martin Vantage, which lasted a dozen laps and had commentator Guss on the edge of his seat.

In the Silver class, Phil Clarke piloted his Lexus RCF to victory, demonstrating skill and determination. Jan Verm, marking his first podium appearance of the series, took a well-deserved second place, signaling his potential as a rising contender. Eduardo Daroca rounded out the podium in his Mercedes AMG Evo, keeping the championship fight with Clarke tight and thrilling as we head into the closing stages of the season.

As the GT3 series now moves towards its finale at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, the anticipation is building. The upcoming 120-minute race in the Texas heat promises to be a challenging finale, testing the endurance and skill of our drivers in harsh conditions.

Stay tuned as the drama unfolds, and we find out if Benjamin Ek can maintain his phenomenal pace, or if competitors like Trevino, Huizing, Clarke, and Daroca can close the season on a high note. Until then, this is your pit lane reporter signing off from an exhilarating day at the Red Bull Ring.