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Silver and Pro-Am titles decided in penultimate Sprint Cup contest

11 October 2020

While the overall Sprint Cup championship will be decided in the third and final race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the first GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS titles of 2020 were settled in this afternoon's second contest.

French outfit Sainteloc Racing secured the Silver Cup crown for teams and drivers. The #26 Audi of Simon Gachet and Steven Palette has been a class front-runner throughout the campaign, capturing a pair of wins at Misano and another at Magny-Cours. The latter was particularly memorable, with Gachet and Palette taking a superb overall triumph on home soil. 

They clinched the crown with a controlled run to fourth in today's race, having taken the same result in Saturday's opening contest. The French pairing have 95.5 points ahead of this afternoon's closing race and will look to break the 100 mark and cap a superb Sprint season. 

The Pro-Am title looked all but settled ahead of the season finale, but a fourth-place finish in Saturday's opening race put the #93 Sky Tempesta Ferrari crew on the back foot, especially as the rival #52 AF Corse Ferrari clinched victory. 

It looked as though things might get worse in the second contest when Eddie Cheever III was tipped into a spin on the opening lap, but the team fought back brilliantly. Cheever handed over to Chris Froggatt, who was part of a three-way battle for victory during the closing stages. 

This was more than enough to secure the title, but Froggatt made extra sure with a last-minute pass on the rival SPS Automotive Performance Mercedes-AMG. It secured the teams' and drivers' championships for Tempesta, which has won eight of the nine Sprint Cup races in its class this term.

This afternoon's season-ending Sprint Cup contest will decide the overall Sprint Cup title, with four contenders still very much in the hunt. Follow the action live on the GT World Challenge Europe website and Facebook page, as well as the GT World YouTube channel.