Ferrari wins the Blancpain GT World Challenge America manufacturer title
Las Vegas, Nevada | 20 October 2019 It was a night to remember in Las Vegas as the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America season closed with a huge double header event on Saturday.
Pro class driver champion Toni Vilander joined Miguel Molina in a third-place finish to secure the Blancpain GT World Challenge America season manufacturer title for Ferrari.
R. Ferri Motorsport. Molina and Vilander took second on the final lap in Saturday morning’s opening race, gaining points in the manufacturer standings that proved crucial in the evening event. In Saturday’s nightcap, Molina took the lead at the start of the 90-minute race on the tight 2.5-mile circuit in the No. 61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3, but was forced to yield the position due to exceeding the track limits on the opening lap. Subsequently, Molina held on to second and was only 1.2 seconds back at the pit stop. The stop didn’t go as planned, however, with Vilander returning to the track 15 seconds behind the lead. Despite storming past several Pro/Am combinations, he was unable to overtake either of the two Bentleys.
As the checkered flag flew, Ferrari came out ahead in the provisional manufacturer points, 285-282, with the R. Ferri team also taking second in the team standings.Congratulations to R.Ferri Motorsport on another fantastic season!
Here’s a recap of the 2019 season championships:
2019 BLANCPAIN GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA DRIVERS OVERALL Champion
BLANCPAIN GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA MANUFACTURERS OVERALL champion