MDM Motorsport seals back-to-back wins at Circuit Paul Ricard

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MDM Motorsport scored their second victory of the GT4 European Series weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard.

After another flawless race from Simon Knap and Alec Udell in the #25 BMW M4 GT4. In Pro-Am victory went to the W&D Racing Team BMW M4 GT4, whilst the #48 CMR Alpine A110 GT4 won the Am class.

Simon Knap started the second race of the weekend from pole position and the Dutchman kept the lead off the line. Behind Knap, Jan Kisiel, Euan McKay and Benjamin Lessennes were battling for second place, until a collision between the #777 Schwede Motorsport Mercedes and the #9 CMR Alpine triggered an early safety car period.

McKay tried to overtake Knap at the restart, but the Dutchman kept his concentration and pulled out in front of the Ekris M4 GT4 again into the first combination of corners. Lessennes managed to pass Kisiel, to take third place on lap seven.

Knap pulled away from McKay and Lessennes, increasing his lead to almost three seconds by lap eight. The #25 MDM Motorsport BMW came into the pits for its mandatory stop as soon as the pit window opened, while Lessennes and Kisiel overtook McKay, who then opted to follow Knap into the pits.

At the end of lap 13 Equipe Verschuur and Leipert Motorsport called their drivers in, but the extra laps didn’t help either of them of returning in front of the MDM Motorsport BMW, now driven by Alec Udell. In fact, the Ekris Motorsport team sent Ricardo van der Ende out too soon, resulting in a one-second stop and go penalty.

As Van der Ende came in to serve his penalty, Daniel McKay and Max Koebolt moved up into second and third. Behind the top three True Racing driver Patric Niederhauser was fourth, with W&D Racing Team and Team GT fighting for fifth place overall.

Udell drove off into the distance to take an unchallenged win. The American crossed the line 5.758s ahead of Daniel McKay, with Max Koebolt completing the overall and Silver Cup top three, just 0.167s behind the Equipe Verschuur McLaren.

The #16 True Racing KTM X-Bow GT4 finished in fourth, followed by the #18 PROsport Performance Aston Martin and Ricardo van der Ende in the Ekris Motorsport M4, who went from ninth to sixth on the penultimate lap.


In Pro-Am W&D Racing Team’s Massimiliano Tresoldi and Paolo Meloni secured the first win of their 2019 campaign. The #71 BMW M4 GT4 made it into the overall top three at one point, but eventually finished eighth overall. 

The #2 Leipert Motorsport Mercedes AMG GT4 of Luci Trefz and Marcus Paverud came across the finish line in second place, 1.357s behind the winning BMW, whilst Nicolas Schöll and Jan Kasperlik claimed their second podium finish of the season, by finishing third with the #22 Allied Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS MR.

A late lead change in the Am category meant CMR drivers David Loger and Eric Mouez scored their second win of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard. Two laps from the end the #48 Alpine A110 GT4 passed the #56 Team GT McLaren 570S GT4 of Christian Danner and Bernhard Laber. Maciej Marcinkiewicz and Lukasz Kreski finished the race in third place.

Marcinkiewicz and Kreski were initially classified as winners of Saturday’s race, but a 30-second post-race penalty dropped them to fourth and promoted Danner and Laber to first place.