BLANCPAIN GT SPORTS CLUB – Budapest, HUNGARY: Win & title!

21-22 September, 2018 – Arriving in Hungary for round 5 of the GT series, the Boutsen Ginion team were always hoping their driver Karim Ojjeh would be able to claim the championship with one round still remaining.

With a wet qualifying session where he was second fastest and then a fifth place in the Qualfiying Race, Ojjeh followed on with a superb victory in the Main Race, allowing their driver of the BMW M6 GT – their “Black Panther” – to win the 2018 title!

The goal is to use this success to springboard the team’s return to the Blancpain Endurance Series in 2019.

Karim Ojjeh: "The excitement today comes from doing a very good race. I think that getting us on slicks and then starting behind the safety car was a very smart move, as it took away the uncertainty down to Turn 1. Afterwards, it was about getting the confidence. I started getting more and more confident, while the other guys weren’t having their day. I don’t know what it was, but they left the door open because they saw that I was just too quick. The gap grew really quickly as the car came to me and it was really nice conditions to drive in. I wasn’t thinking about the title until about a lap and a half from the end. Before that, I was just concentrating…”


Next Meeting:

Blancpain GT Sports Club

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