Academy Motorsport wins inaugural GT4 European Series Pit Stop Challenge
9 October 2019
Academy Motorsport has been announced as the winner of the inaugural GT4 European Series Pit Stop Challenge supported by TM Performance. The British-based Aston Martin team collected a total of 94 points during the pit stops of the six meetings on the 2019 GT4 European Series calendar.
The Pit Stop Challenge, introduced this season, rewarded the pit crews getting closest to the minimum pit stop time set for each weekend. The times of the two pit stops were added together and the fastest pit crew received a cheque after the second race of each weekend. Points were also awarded for the top ten fastest pit stops in the races, according to the regular points scoring system used in the series.
During the races at Monza, Brands Hatch, Paul Ricard, Misano, Zandvoort and the Nürburgring, the pit crew of the #62 Academy Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 scored a total of 94 points, putting them on top of the Pit Stop Challenge standings and winning a cheque of € 3000. The Academy Motorsport crew was fastest on two occasions, getting closest to the minimum time in the second race at Brands Hatch and the final race of the season at the Nürburgring.
The crew of the #18 PROsport Performance Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 finished in second place overall, 20 points behind the Academy Motorsport crew, with the pit crew of the #1 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 claiming third place in the overall standings, having scored a total of 68 points.
The #62 Academy Motorsport crew was the fastest crew of the weekend at Brands Hatch, which already earned them a cheque of € 1500. The #33 Bullit Racing crew won the pit stop challenge at Misano, with the #24 Valvoline – True Racing crew claiming the win at Circuit Paul Ricard. Phoenix Racing and PROsport Performance won the Pit Stop Challenges at Zandvoort and the Nürburgring.
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GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES PIT STOP CHALLENGE OVERALL TOP 10
1. #62 Academy Motorsport 94 points
2. #18 PROsport Performance 74 points
3. #1 Phoenix Racing 68 points
4. #8 Ekris Motorsport 60 points
5. #33 Bullitt Racing 60 points
6. #19 PROsport Performance 57 points
7. #21 Allied-Racing 55 points
8. #4 Leipert Motorsport 54 points
9. #777 Schwede Motorsport 53 points
10. #31 Selleslagh Racing Team 52 points
FINAL 2019 GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES STANDINGS