Saturday’s result sees the battle for the title in the final race between Oregon Lamborghini and Optimum McLaren

The fight for the absolute title in the International GT Open is still open and will be decided in the final race of the season tomorrow in Barcelona.

Race 1 was won by the GetSpeed ​​Performance AMG GT3 wildcard of Al Faisal Al Zubair and Fabian Schiller who took pole and dominated the race despite being 10 seconds behind for the first appearance in the final round.

They beat the Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911R of Riccardo Cazzaniga-Klaus Bachler with the Oregon Team Lamborghini of Benja Hites-Leo Pulcini third.

The championship leaders then took a small step forward as their closest rivals Nick Moss-Joe Osborne (Optimum Motorsport McLaren) finished fifth. They are now only 5 points apart.

Cut from the final fight is the other pair from Oregon, Kevin Gilardoni-Glenn Van Berlo, as they finished 9th after receiving a 5-second penalty for a contact and mathematically can no longer win the Championship.

Very close to the Pro-Am title, after his victory today, is Marcin Jedlinski-Karol Basz, the Olimp Racing Audi pair now just one point away from mathematical certainty. Meanwhile, Alex Hrachowina-Martin Konrad Mann Filter Team Landgraf (Mercedes) boosted their status as Am champions with a seventh win of the season.

Early on, Schiller held the lead ahead of Pulcini while Osborne jumped up to third ahead of Rueda, Baud, Mettler, Cazzaniga and Blom. Benyahia cut the chicane while on lap 2, Bohn went into the gravel at turn 10, causing the safety car to go off. The Porsche had been pushed by Gilardoni who was 14th but would receive a 5 second penalty.

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After the restart, on lap 5, the positions remained unchanged in the lead, with Schiller leading Pulcini by 4 seconds and Osborne by 5, with Rueda and Baud very close and Gilardoni in P11.

The safety car scrambled at the end of lap 10, when Cipriani hit Cuhadaroglu and sent the Ferrari into the gravel. Two laps later the race restarted, with M.Jedlinski coming out of the gravel, dropping to P21, Scholze spinning and Juffali also going off track.

The pit stop window opened on lap 14, with Cuhadaroglu the first to pass. On lap 18, Basz passed Christodoulou, who had some contact with the Audi shortly after, while Hofer caused Cipriani to spin.

On lap 19, the three title contenders found themselves battling it out, with Bachler’s Porsche in the same group. Van Berlo spun as he tried to pass Moss. Two laps later it was Jans who attacked Gilbert, made contact and spun.

After all the stops, Al Zubair led Bachler by 7 seconds, Hites by 9 and Moss by 11. Then came Rugolo, first in Pro-Am, Van Berlo, Basz and Nana, first in Am. Especially intense was the fight between Rugolo and Basz for P1 in Po-Am, with the Pole overtaking on lap 27. The Mercedes Nana’s Get Speed ​​was given a 40-second penalty for not meeting the entire handicap.

The final battle for fourth place was very intense, with Basz emerging after having overtaken Van Berlo and Moss, and the Dutchman dropping to 9th position, also behind Rugolo, Guerra and Christodoulou, after adding the 5 second penalty to your time. Konrad won in Am ahead of Korzeniowski and Sager.

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