The pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov and Denis Bulatov in the season of 2018 will perform in the championship Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.
Russian drivers along with the pilot of the Mercedes Michael Meadows will perform at the Mercedes AMG GT3 in the Russian team SMP Racing by AKKA, the official status of the Mercedes AMG Performance Team.
“We look forward to working with the team Mercedes in this prestigious series, noted founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. We’ve been watching the progress of the cars of this brand in various competitions, and we already have experience of joint work, our pilot, Sergey Sirotkin is in the Formula 1 Williams car, where there is a Mercedes. And we are confident that the continued cooperation in the Blancpain series will lead us to new victories!”.
Vitaly Petrov added: “At the end of last season, I told the fans that would like to participate in more races. And everything turned out fine: we will take part in the WEC Superstone on the Russian prototype BR1, and will go in the Blancpain series. This is a new experience for me. I think it will be difficult, but, of course, we will fight only for the highest award. The season promises to be interesting and entertaining!”
Denis Bulatov young pilot, who in the season of 2017 became the champion of Russia in the class of Touring light.
Last week it was announced that Mikhail Aleshin will hold a season-2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup for the Ferrari 488 GT3.
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