NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing SEAT leads Hankook 24H MISANO

The NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing SEAT LCR TCR V3 DSG (#125, Gijs Bessem/Harry Hilders/Rob Rappange/Willem Meijer) leads the Hankook 24H MISANO. Rob Rappange started the third round of the 2017 24H TOURING CAR ENDURANCE SERIES powered by Hankook from ninth position and took over the lead after the first sequence of pit stops.

The polesetter, the CWS Ginetta G55 GT4 (#178, Colin White/JT Coupal/Nick Adcock/Patrik Mathiesen) suffered early from technical issues and has already lost twelve laps. Second overall and second in the TCR class is the Bas Koeten Racing powered by Kawasaki SEAT LCR TCR V3 DSG (#155, Kristian Jepsen/Jan Sorensen/Maxim Aronov/Lev Fridman). The Red Camel-Jordans.nl SEAT LCR TCR V3 DSG (#303, Rik Breukers/Ivo Breukers/JM Littman/Dirk Vorländer) led the field until the end of Rik Breuker’s first stint and has rejoined in third place.

With the polesetters struggling early, the Semspeed Peugeot 308 Racing Cup (#226, Anthony Lambert/Pierre) took over the SP3-GT4 class lead in eighth place overall. Still second in class is the CWS Ginetta G55 GT4 (#178, Colin White/JT Coupal/Nick Adcock/Patrik Mathiesen), ten laps down on the leaders. Both the BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR (#253, Gabriele Tarquini/Antti Buri/Nicola Berutti) and the Team Africa Le Mans Ginetta G55 GT4 (#555, Emanuele Pirro/Sarel van der Merwe/Jan Lammers/Greg Mills/Graham Vos) are in the pits for repair works.

The championship leading QSR Racingschool BMW M235i Racing Cup (#154, Jimmy de Breucker/Mario Timmers/Rodrigue Gillion/Bart van Haeren) is the only entrant in the CUP1 class and has already moved up into ninth place overall, four laps behind the leaders.