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Weekend Racing Roundup, 10.20

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Photo: Supercar Challenge

Photo: Supercar Challenge

Two series in this week’s Sportscar365 Weekend Racing Roundup. At Assen the Supercar Challenge powered by Pirelli held its final race weekend of the season, while the Belgian Racing Car Championship season finished at Zolder. Dodge and Aston Martin were the big winners of the weekend.

Supercar Challenge
Roger Grouwels, Robert de Graaff and Arjan van der Zwaan claimed the Super GT title in the Supercar Challenge powered by Pirelli. The RaceArt SRT Viper GT3-R scored a win and a fourth place this weekend and scored enough points to win the title.

Van der Zwaan started well in the first race of the weekend, but was passed by the Volvo of Kelvin Snoeks. Snoeks held onto the lead until the pit stops, while the Viper came into the pits in second place. After the stops they were third and fourth, but Snoeks made a mistake and spun his car. Henry Zumbrink and Robert de Graaff caught leader Maessen in his Vicora and soon after De Graaff moved into the lead. The Viper then pulled away and won the race, despite a 10-second time penalty.

In the final race Snoeks took the lead on the opening lap, while the Viper dropped to fifth place. Snoeks pulled away and as the weather deteriorated he maintained his lead, while others pitted for wet tires. After the stops the Martino Rosso Ferrari of Martin Lanting had taken the lead, but despite an off for Snoeks the Volvo caught the Ferrari and won the race. The second Volvo of Henry Zumbrink also passed the Ferrari, taking second place in the race and the championship. The RaceArt Viper finished fourth, enough to win the championship.

Race 1 1. RaceArt (De Graaff/Van der Zwaan) Dodge Viper, 2. Day-V-Tec (Zumbrink) Volvo, 3. Day-V-Tec (Snoeks) Volvo.

Race 2 1. Day-V-Tec (Snoeks) Volvo, 2. Day-V-Tec (Zumbrink) Volvo, 3. Martino Rosso Racing (Lanting/Herber) Ferrari.

Photo: BRCC

Photo: BRCC

The final round of the 2014 Belgian Racing Car Championship season took place at Zolder, supporting the Blancpain Sprint Series. The Brussels Racing Aston Martin Vantage of Tim Verbergt and Bert Redant won the race and the championship.

Bert Longin (Audi) took the lead, ahead of the Belgium Racing Porsche and the two Brussels Racing Aston Martins. Problems for the Porsche and the second Aston Martin resulted in a two-way battle for the title between the PK Carsport Audi and the Brussels Racing Aston. The two rivals hit each other on lap 62, resulting in a short safety car period, but no further action by race control.

After the compulsory pit stops the Aston Martin led the race, whille Xavier Maassen managed to bring the Belgium Racing Porsche back into second place, ahead of the PK Carsport Audi. After 107 laps Verbergt finished the race 44 seconds clear of the Porsche and almost 50 ahead of the Audi.

Race – 1. Brussels Racing (Verbergt/Redant/Ide) Aston Martin, 2. Belgium Racing (Derdaele/Heyer/Maassen) Porsche, 3. PK Carsport (Longin/Kumpen) Audi.

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including

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