Spanish GTs – Jarama – Race Reports
20,000 spectators were present at Jarama on Sunday, to see both
of the 45 minute GT races (after the deluge on Saturday afternoon).
Angel de Castro in the big Marcos took the lead at the start of
race, from Gine Vivancos in the Toledo GT, and then held it off
to the end of the race, despite the SEAT guys’ best efforts.
The Meycom Marcos was the fastest car on the track and the Repsol
/ XBox sponsored car was untouchable. The Darro Motor Sport SEAT
finished second ahead of the Marcos Racing International car: Cor
Euser is naturally fast but his team-mate, the young Dutchman Van
Dongen is still learning the Marcos’ secrets.
The race saw a good battle
for fourth place: Díez Villarroel’s Porsche won the
battle against the Mello-Breyners’ Porsche 911 GT2 and Motor
Competition Porsche 911 GT3-RS.
In the GTB class, Ferrari
cars were too strong. Santiago Puig and Joan Vinyes’ car finished
a distant first ahead of Luis Pérez Sala / Manuel Cerqueda
car. The star of the Albacete round, Vicente Saenz Merino, completed
Roberto and Sosa claimed
the GTC victory in their old Porsche 911 GT3.
1º. De Castro-Burgueño (Marcos LM600), 46'01''
2º. Vivancos-Gené (Seat Toledo), 46'05''
3º. Euser-Van Dongen (Marcos LM600), 46'19''
4º. Díez Villarroel-Fernández (Porsche 911 GT2),
5º. Villalba-Gutiérrez (Porsche GT3 RS), 46'50''
Meycom Marcos managed another handsome triumph, after starting
from the pole:
third victory of the season. Miguel Angel de Castro and Angél
Burgueño are now leading the championship. The British Mosler
MT 900R of Balfe Motorsport was second, a result which keeps driver
Shaun Balfe and Nigel Taylor in the title hunt, in second place,
just eight points behind De Castro and Burgueño.
After the pit
stops, the Molser was second on the road, chasing the Marcos Racing
International Marcos. But Shaun Balfe was told that Euser’s
team had incurred a penalty for too quick a pit stop, so that was
a chase not worth continuing with. Balfe couldn’t hold off
the Meycom car though, so third on the road, second in the results
it was. It's the MRI car that is behind the Mosler in this image.
It was an unlucky race
for the Portuguese "army" at Jarama. The ASM Team Porsche
911 GT3-RS suffered an accident on the first lap, Mello-Breyners’
Porsche 911 GT2 ‘lost’ its turbo and the Yellow Racing
Team Ferrrari 360 Modena N-GT of Pedro Névoa and Réne
Luigi didn't start because of some technical problems in the first
leg. The new SEAT Cupra GT had a disappointing race. The Spanish
car started from second position on the gird but it finished in
14th. SETA Sport has to work hard if it wants to go to the Spa 24
In GTB class,
another victory for Joan Vinyes / Santiago Puig Ferrari 360 Modena
Challenge GTB. The ASM Team Porsche 911 Cup of Carlos Peres and
João Terenas finished in second, ahead of the Vicente Saenz
Banús won the GTC category in his second race at the wheel
of the brand new Audi TT.
1º. De Castro-Burgueño (Marcos LM600), 47'25''
2º. Balfe-Taylor (Mosler MT900R), 47'34''
3º. Vivancos-Gené (Seat Toledo GT), 47'39''
4º. Monzón-Villaamil (Ferrari 360 Modena N-GT), 49'03''
5º. Díez Villarroel-Fernández (Porsche 911 GT2),