Vincent Abril and Maxi Buhk in the #84 Bentley Team HTP Continental took the win in the Qualifying Race of the Algarve round of the 2015 Blancpain Sprint Series. Series leaders Laurens Vanthoor and Robin Frijns briefly took the lead of the race after the pitstops, but Buhk muscled his way back into first position. Even though Frijns kept Buhk more than honest in the end, the German held on to the lead.
The #6 Phoenix Racing Audi of Winkelhock and Mayr-Melnhof took their first podium finish of the season, with the #333 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari and the #88 Reiter Engineering completing the top-5.
In Pro-Am a late drive-through penalty for the #70 Mercedes gave the win to the other GT Russian car, the #71 SLS of Marko Asmer and Alexey Vasilyev. Bentley took the win in the Silver Cup as well, with Dutch duo Max Van Splunteren and Jules Szymkowiak crossing the line in eighth overall.
Race report to follow.