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24H GT Series Champions to Be Crowned at 24H COTA

Hankook 24H COTA to decide 24H GT Series Championship of the Continents…

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Champions will be decided as the 24H GT Series draws to a close with this weekend’s Hankook 24 Hours of COTA, with the Championship of the Continents still up for grabs.

Car Collection Motorsport leads the teams’ title on 46 points, tied with Leipert Motorsport which won’t be present in Texas this weekend.

Its closest competition comes from PROsport Performance, with both teams running cars in the A6-Am category.

Three points cover the top nine drivers in the GT drivers’ standings, meanwhile, with six of them taking part at COTA.

Robert Renauer and Ralf Bohn have 52 points and will drive Herberth Motorsport’s A6-Pro Porsche 911 GT3 R, while Ingo Vogler, Johannes Kirchhoff, Gustav Edelhoff and Elmar Grimm will share Car Collection’s Audi R8 LMS GT3.

The Championship of the Continents includes results from the 24-hour races at Dubai, Portimao and COTA.

35 Cars Listed for 24H COTA

A total of 35 cars will take part in this weekend’s season finale, including ten GT3 entries in the A6-Pro and A6-Am classes.

Four cars will fight for the A6-Pro class win, including two Mercedes-AMG GT3s from Black Falcon, Herberth’s Porsche, and a Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003C.

Recently-crowned Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup champions Luca Stolz and Yelmer Buurman are at Black Falcon, along with Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen.

Of note, Herberth’s lineup includes Christian Engelhart, who was dropped from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s factory roster several weeks ago.

The A6-Am class includes entries from PROsport Performance, Car Collection, R-Motorsport, HB Racing, SPS automotive performance and LightSpeed Racing.

Six GT4 cars are included elsewhere on the entry list, with four manufacturers (BMW, Porsche, Ginetta and Mercedes-AMG) represented.

It includes Panoz Racing regulars Ian James, Preston Calvert and Matt Keegan in a Brookspeed International Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR.

On-track action gets underway on Thursday while the race, which is split into two parts, will start at 10:30 a.m. local time on Saturday.

The first segment lasts for 12.5 hours until 11 p.m., with the remainder run between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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