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The 2011 FIA GT1 Zolder round is an auto racing event held at the Circuit Zolder in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Taking place over 8–10 April 2011, the Zolder event will be the second round of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship season. It is the first time the series has visited Zolder, replacing the previous Belgian round at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, although the FIA GT Championship previously utilized Zolder in 2009. The race weekend is shared with rounds of the Belcar Endurance Championship and the Belgian Touring Car Series.

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BackgroundEdit

Success Ballast[1]
Entry Ballast
No. 3 Hexis AMR 30 kg (66 lb)
No. 22 JR Motorsports 25 kg (55 lb)
No. 38 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 10 kg (22 lb)

Much of the teams that featured in Abu Dhabi return two weeks later for Zolder, with only the No. 9 Belgian Ford making an alteration to their driver line-up. Fabien Giroix and Antoine Leclerc are replaced by Mathias Beche and local driver Vanina Ickx. Ickx had previously planned to drive in Abu Dhabi, but seating issues forced her to withdraw prior to the event. Following their Championship Race victory in Abu Dhabi, Clivio Piccione and Stef Dusseldorp enter Zolder at the leaders in the Drivers' Championship by three points over Peter Dumbreck and Richard Westbrook, while their Hexis AMR team leads the Teams' Championship over JR Motorsports by eleven points. As a result of their success in Abu Dhabi, Hexis' No. 3 Aston Martin will carry 30 kg (66 lb) of success ballast. The No. 22 JR Motorsports Nissan will car 25 kg (55 lb) after finishing on the podium in both Qualifying and Championship races, while the No. 38 Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini will carry 10 kg (22 lb).

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying resultEdit

For qualifying, Driver 1 participates in the first and third sessions while Driver 2 participates in only the second session. The fastest lap for each session is indicated with bold.

Pos No. Driver 1 Team Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Grid
Driver 2
1 37   Dominik Schwager   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 1:28.422 1:27.913 1:27.691 1
  Nicky Pastorelli
2 7   Alex Müller   Young Driver AMR 1:28.306 1:27.546 1:28.119 41
  Tomáš Enge
3 8   Darren Turner   Young Driver AMR 1:28.000 1:27.779 1:28.170 2
  Stefan Mücke
4 11   Mike Hezemans   Exim Bank Team China 1:28.864 1:28.098 1:28.283 61
  Nick Catsburg
5 22   Peter Dumbreck   JR Motorsports 1:28.754 1:28.181 1:28.359 3
  Richard Westbrook
6 4   Christian Hohenadel   Hexis AMR 1:28.126 1:28.100 1:28.424 5
  Andrea Piccini
7 23   Lucas Luhr   JR Motorsports 1:28.756 1:27.981 1:28.521 91
  Michael Krumm
8 21   Jamie Campbell-Walter   Sumo Power GT 1:28.095 1:28.021 1:28.555 7
  David Brabham
9 5   Karl Wendlinger   Swiss Racing Team 1:28.918 1:28.408 8
  Peter Kox
10 38   Marc Basseng   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 1:28.969 1:28.546 121
  Markus Winkelhock
11 20   Ricardo Zonta   Sumo Power GT 1:28.628 1:28.595 141
  Enrique Bernoldi
12 41   Maxime Martin   Marc VDS Racing Team 1:27.912 1:28.665 10
  Frédéric Makowiecki
13 40   Marc Hennerici   Marc VDS Racing Team 1:29.027 1:28.897 161
  Bas Leinders
14 47   Michaël Rossi   DKR Engineering 1:28.555 1:30.743 11
  Jaime Camara
15 3   Clivio Piccione   Hexis AMR 1:29.258 13
  Stef Dusseldorp
16 10   Miloš Pavlović   Belgian Racing 1:29.664 15
  Martin Matzke
17 9   Mathias Beche   Belgian Racing 1:29.686 17
  Vanina Ickx
18 6   Max Nilsson   Swiss Racing Team 1:29.857 18
  Jiří Janák
  1. ^ The No. 7 Young Driver Aston Martin, No. 11 Exim Bank Corvette, No. 23 JR Motorsport Nissan, No. 38 Münnich Lamborghini, No. 20 Sumo Power Nissan, and No. 40 Marc VDS Ford were all penalized three grid spaces for the Qualifying Race for failing to slow for a yellow flag during the pre-qualifying practice session.[2]

RacesEdit

Qualifying RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 38   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Marc Basseng
  Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 39
2 11   Exim Bank Team China   Mike Hezemans
  Nick Catsburg
Corvette 39 −3.251
3 7   Young Driver AMR   Alex Müller
  Tomáš Enge
Aston Martin 39 −6.715
4 5   Swiss Racing Team   Karl Wendlinger
  Peter Kox
Lamborghini 39 −6.778
5 41   Marc VDS Racing Team   Maxime Martin
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Ford 39 −7.055
6 3   Hexis AMR   Clivio Piccione
  Stef Dusseldorp
Aston Martin 39 −11.128
7 23   JR Motorsports   Lucas Luhr
  Michael Krumm
Nissan 39 −33.588
8 6   Swiss Racing Team   Max Nilsson
  Jiří Janák
Lamborghini 39 −1:12.490
9 47   DKR Engineering   Michaël Rossi
  Jaime Camara
Corvette 39 −1:17.326
10
DNF
4   Hexis AMR   Christian Hohenadel
  Andrea Piccini
Aston Martin 36 Suspension
11
DNF
21   Sumo Power GT   Jamie Campbell-Walter
  David Brabham
Nissan 33 Mechanical
12
DNF
20   Sumo Power GT   Ricardo Zonta
  Enrique Bernoldi
Nissan 29 Mechanical
13
DNF
10   Belgian Racing   Miloš Pavlović
  Martin Matzke
Ford 10 Collision
14
DNF
9   Belgian Racing   Mathias Beche
  Vanina Ickx
Ford 10 Collision
15
DNF
8   Young Driver AMR   Darren Turner
  Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin 3 Suspension
16
DNF
22   JR Motorsports   Peter Dumbreck
  Richard Westbrook
Nissan 1 Damage
17
DNF
37   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Dominik Schwager
  Nicky Pastorelli
Lamborghini 1 Damage
18
DNF
40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Marc Hennerici
  Bas Leinders
Ford 0 Collision

Championship RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 38   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Marc Basseng
  Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 37
2 4   Hexis AMR   Christian Hohenadel
  Andrea Piccini
Aston Martin 37 −9.250
3 7   Young Driver AMR   Tomáš Enge
  Alex Müller
Aston Martin 37 −15.465
4 5   Swiss Racing Team   Karl Wendlinger
  Peter Kox
Lamborghini 37 −17.970
5 11   Exim Bank Team China   Mike Hezemans
  Nicky Catsburg
Corvette 37 −17.995
6 3   Hexis AMR   Clivio Piccione
  Stef Dusseldorp
Aston Martin 37 −20.987
7 8   Young Driver AMR   Darren Turner
  Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin 37 −23.222
8 41   Marc VDS Racing Team   Maxime Martin
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Ford 37 −23.345
9 23   JR Motorsport   Michael Krumm
  Lucas Luhr
Nissan 37 −24.936
10 40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Bas Leinders
  Marc Hennerici
Ford 37 −29.170
11 10   Belgian Racing   Martin Matzke
  Miloš Pavlović
Ford 37 −48.558
12
DNF
22   JR Motorsport   Peter Dumbreck
  Richard Westbrook
Nissan 5 Damage
13
DNF
9   Belgian Racing   Vanina Ickx
  Mathias Beche
Ford 4 Collision
14
DNF
47   DKR Engineering   Michaël Rossi
  Jaime Camara
Corvette 0 Damage
15
DNF
37   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Nicky Pastorelli
  Dominik Schwager
Lamborghini 0 Drivetrain
16
DNF
21   Sumo Power GT   David Brabham
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 0 Collision
17
DNF
20   Sumo Power GT   Enrique Bernoldi
  Ricardo Zonta
Nissan 0 Collision
DNS 6   Swiss Racing Team   Max Nilsson
  Jiří Janák
Lamborghini Did Not Start

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA Entry List Zolder (BEL) – 10 April 2011" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  2. ^ Marcel ten Caat (2011-04-08). "GT1 World Zolder – Free Practice and Pre Qualifying". planetlemans.com. Planet Le Mans. Retrieved 2011-04-09.

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