Tough start for GT3 R in Blancpain GT Series
Factory-supported Manthey-racing team finish without points in Monza
The GT3 R’s customer assault on various championships around the world got off to a troubled start for 2018 at round one of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza. Manthey-racing, with factory support from the three works drivers Romain Dumas, Frédéric Mackowiecki and Dirk Werner, crossed the finish line in Italy down in 45th position after a host of problems, chief of which was a faulty gearbox sensor which cost the team a total of 23 laps for repairs during the three-hour race. The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup is reserved for race cars that comply with FIA GT3 regulations. Round two of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup will take place on 20 May at Silverstone, Great Britain.