At the third round of the GT4 European Series, CMR took its second Am class win with Andrea Bénézet and Wilfried Cazalbon winning the second race at Circuit Zandvoort in the GR Supra GT4. They started from third in their class, were lying second after the mandatory pit stop and managed to take the lead just before the race was neutralised due to two incidents. After 32 laps, the race was finally finished behind the safety car and the CMR drivers with start number 3 were waved off as winners in the Am class. Bénézet and Cazalbon were already successful in the first race of the weekend finishing second in the Am class. Thanks to these two podium finishes, the two Frenchmen moved up to second place in the Am class drivers’ standings.
Team-mates Antoine Potty and Stephane Lemeret extended their lead in the Silver Cup standings with third and fourth places. Their lead over the second-placed drivers is now at eleven points before the next round of the season at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium at the end of July.
The new TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Sweden team had a successful start to the new GT4 Scandinavia season. In Fällfors, Hans Holmlund and Emil Skarås secured pole position in the GR Supra GT4 for the second race and celebrated a commanding overall victory. Already one day earlier, the number 29 team was among the leaders and aiming for victory. However, the team lost ground in the thrilling battle for the lead and dropped back to fifth position.
The DTM Trophy travelled to Monza for the season opener. On the high-speed circuit in Italy, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Germany was just a blink of an eye short of a podium finish in the second race: Nico Verdonck finished fourth in the GR Supra GT4, just nine tenths of a second behind the leader. On Saturday, a stone damaged the radiator of the number 90 car, which resulted in a power loss. Thus Verdonck only finish 16th.
The second Ring Racing-entered GR Supra GT4 also had its ups and downs in Monza: Dutch driver Stéphane Kox finished 19th on Saturday and finished the second race on Sunday in 16th position after being turned around by another competitor. Thus her strong start was in vain.