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Strakka Racing on top in Barcelona pre-qualifying as Mercedes-AMG machinery dominates

29 September 2018

The #43 Mercedes-AMG Team Strakka Racing crew has topped pre-qualifying ahead of this weekend’s concluding Blancpain GT Series event at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The British outfit’s car circulated in 1m44.480 to end the session at the top of the order. The #43 Strakka was one of four Mercedes-AMG machines in the top-five, with the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT the only exception in third spot.

It was a positive day for the German marque’s cars. In the Pro-Am class, the #49 Ram Racing Mercedes-AMG led the way with the ninth best time overall courtesy of Tom Onslow-Cole. The #90 AKKA ASP Team Mercedes-AMG topped the Silver Cup category and was classified 17th in the session.

The Am Cup was the only exception to Mercedes-AMG’s dominance, as the #36 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW earned class honours for pre-qualifying.

The 2018 campaign will conclude with a busy Sunday at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Qualifying is set to take place at 09.00 and will set the grid for the deciding three-hour race at 15.00. A number of titles are on the line, including the overall Blancpain GT Series and Endurance Cup championships. All of the action will be streamed live on the Blancpain GT Series website.