Zonda did it!

Zonda did it!

GTX class with non-restricted GT cars has one champion, but two drivers at the top of the table with the same number of points. Crucial moment for the championship were number of better finishes. Antonin Herbeck eventually became the overall winner of the GTX class with his read Pagani Zonda. Christian Wimberger had to settle for second place.

There weren´t many GTX cars at season opening Hungaroring. However the changing and wet conditions challenged the drivers for the whole weekend. Antonin Herbeck had no serious competition in his class, as Ralf Ott with KTM GT4 drove outside overall TOP 10. Herbeck finished fourth overall and won his class. No one from GTX class participated in second sprint in Hungary, so next opportunity for the drivers was Red Bull Ring. This time GTX drivers belonged among the fastest. Leo Pichler with KTM GTX won the race in overall classification and Herbeck finished second in front of Martin Koch with another KTM GTX. Koch won the second race with Wimberger second and Herbeck third.

Another event with GTX cars in the field hosted Grobnik circuit. Christian Wimberger with Lamborghini Huracan GT3 won his first race of the season with Ralf Ott second. Because of cancelled second sprint, Wimberger went home without chance to collect another race finish, which was probably the decisive moment in the championship battle. Herbeck was missing at Grobnik and also in following event at Slovakia Ring. Wimberger won both sprints in front of Artur Chwist with KTM GT2. Third were Ralf Ott in first sprint and Alexander Ober with Porsche Cayman GT4 in the second one.

As Wimberger didn´t take part in the last round at Brno, Herbeck needed a win no matter what. But he finished last in overall standings and third in the class after issues during the race. Denis Liebl won, Koch was second – both with KTM GTX. But the second sprint was under Herbeck´s control, he controlled the GTX lead and won with comfortable margin, which meant, that he had 43 points, same as Wimberger. But thanks to the third place in first sprint at Brno, he had one more podium finish over Wimberger and that secured him championship win in GTX class.

Standings GT ESET CUP