Luca Stolz and Maro Engel were untouchable as the Haupt Racing Team pair won Saturday night’s GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup race at Magny-Cours.
Engel brought the No. 4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo to the line 11.5 seconds clear of Norbert Siedler in the second-placed Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.
The HRT car dominated the 60-minute contest as Stolz took full advantage of his pole position on the grid to lead the opening stint from Siedler’s co-driver Mikael Grenier.
Stolz built up a five-second advantage over the Canadian in the opening quarter, but his charge was compromised by a brief safety car period after Louis Machiels’ Pro-Am class Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 spun and became beached in the gravel at Estoril.
This put Grenier right onto the tail of the…