Watchonicars @ Blancpain Super Trofeo @ Paul Ricard


We arrived at the Circuit Paul Ricard HTTT in Le Castellet for Rounds 7 - 8 - 9 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.

 
Clear blue sky, not a cloud! The perfect weather to race! 
 
We have been quite excited all the way down from Switzerland because Watchonista will finally count on two cars from Team Autovitesse (Paris) for this weekend! 
 
Laurent Jenny and Remy Vauthier with the green Watchonicar n°19 and Cédric Leimer with the black/green n°63. Cédric is leading the PRO AM Championship!
 
Not only Super Trofeo races over the weekend. The powerfuls FIA GT1 will race on this amazing track. The Paul Ricard HTTT   (High Tech Test Track - http://www.circuitpaulricard.com) looks brand new and the SRO organization is always ultra professional.
 
The security is quite important and we missed a pass to enter…we waited few minutes and Laurent came to pick us up with his scooter!
 
Here is a video teaser, courtesy of Blancpain
 

GT1 World Championship:

Arrived at the Blancpain hospitality tent we immediately saw a Lambo mysteriously covered….

Could not resist… I think I have an idea about it…

… and the impressive Aventador.

No time to rest we went to the paddock to meet the Pilots and the Team. An unbelievable amount of people around.

The Czech Team improved the number of mechanics...

Heading to the grid line…

This is south of France! 29.5° :-)

Some sponsors are a bit more exotic than a watch network… Here is the car of the italian driver Eugenio Amos.

Remy Vauthier in the n°19.

Stop and go penalty for the n°63…

Well done Cédric! 3rd position despite the stop and go penalty!

Always an excellent ambience in the team… 

After race debrief with Michel Duvernay the Team Manager from Autovitesse

The pilots: Remy Vauthier, Laurent Jenny, Dominique Lucas and Cédric Leimer


 

All the team is getting ready for the second race of the weekend!

 
Great meeting with Bob Maloubier, Former military diver and ambassador of the Blancpain Fifty Fathom. An unbelievable person!

Here it is unveiled… First time on open road… The very exclusive Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition.
 
This limited edition is different from the standard model with such unique touches as a vented engine cover and a big rear wing, along with carbon fiber parts, Skorplus wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes. 
The 5.2-liter V10 boosted to 570 horsepower and Lamborghini claims a 3.4-second sprint to 100km/h!
 
 

Mr Winkelmann, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, is delivering it "live to the first lucky client"!

Hervé Leimer (Cédric's brother) and Dominique Lucas driving the n°11

The french Gendarmes on duty...

Jürgen Barth on the phone… Legendary official race car driver from Porsche Sport-Proto cars. He won the 24H of Le Mans in 1977 with a Posrche 936 driving with the other legend, Jacky Icks! Works now with Stephane Ratel (SRO).

It's not the Tour the France… 

Already 2 podiums for the Watchonicars!

The weather have changed… Few drop of rain raises the level of stress before the last race of the weekend!
 
BRAVO to Laurent that drove during all the last race and finished 7th!!! WELL DONE!

The official Newsletter talked about the Swiss Team!

 
You can follow the Watchonicars on www.facebook.com/watchonicars

Thanks to the Drivers and the Autovitesse Team for the great results!!!! See you in SPA next weekend! 
 
Watchonista Team
 
Hereby all the results…!
 

Qualifying results
1. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., 2:12.746
2. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, +0.951
3. Pronk/Kox (#76), Reiter, +1.035
4. Amos (#69), Touringauto, +1.334
5. Sladecka/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +1.530
6. Leclerc/Fasanetto (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, +1.551
7. Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +1.738
8. Leimer H./Lucas (#11), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, +3.230
9. Mamé/Zanardini (#3), Bonaldi Motorsport, +3.273
10. Lichtner-Hoyer (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +3.705
11. Necchi/Hernández (#1), Automobili Lamborghini, +4.004
12. Vauthier/Jenny (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, +4.326
13. Seveso (#20), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +5.160
14. Charouz/Eckert (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +5.930

Round seven results
1. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., 40:06.175
2. Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., + 3.105
3. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter,+ 17.081
4. Amos (#69), Touringauto, + 22.302
5. Sladecka/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 29.553
6. Leclerc/Fasanetto (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, + 32.858
7. Lichtner-Hoyer (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 43.524
8. Seveso (#20), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., + 1:13.044
9. Vauthier/Jenny (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 1:21.278
10. Charouz/Eckert (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1 lap
11. Leimer H./Lucas (#11), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 5 laps
Not classified
Pronk/Kox (#76), Reiter
Mamé/Zanardini (#3), Bonaldi Motorsport
Necchi/Hernández (#1), Automobili Lamborghini

Round eight results
1. Sladecka/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, 39:58.284
2. Amos (#69), Touringauto, + 2.109
3. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 4.090
4. Pronk/Kox (#76), Reiter, + 19.385
5. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., + 37.049
6. Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., + 45.061
7. Leclerc/Fasanetto (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, + 51.791
8. Lichtner-Hoyer (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1:11.919
9. Vauthier/Jenny (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 1:28.154
10. Seveso (#20), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., + 1:43.342
11. Charouz/Eckert (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1 lap
12. Leimer H./Lucas (#11), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 4 laps

Round nine results
1. Sladecka/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, 42:01.207
2. Amos (#69), Touringauto, + 7.276
3. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 10.779
4. Seveso (#20), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., + 58.346
5. Leclerc/Fasanetto (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, + 58.637
6. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., + 1:19.681
7. Jenny (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 1:19.722
8. Necchi/Hernández (#1), Automobili Lamborghini, + 1:56.232
9. Charouz/Eckert (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1 lap
10. Pronk/Kox (#76), Reiter + 3 laps
11. Leimer H./Lucas (#11), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, + 3 laps
Not classified
Lichtner-Hoyer (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing
Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L.


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