A mixture of tricky conditions, mechanical failures, and off-track excursions didn't dampen the mood at the Nürburgring as Jack Manchester and Nico Bastian celebrated their Silver Cup – Sprint Cup championship win at the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup final.
Jack, Nico and AKKA ASP Team pulled together to deliver two 4th-place finishes in the Silver Cup class despite the ambitions of car #90 being cut short in both races, gaining valuable points in the overall Silver Cup standings.
The Team Thunderhead Mercedes-AMG GT3 showcased electric pace throughout Friday practice and Saturday qualifying with the team gaining a 5th-placed start for Race 1.
In the opening stint of Saturday's race, Nico maintained position within sight of the overall leaders, consistently running 1st in the Silver Cup class as the pitstop window opened at the 25-minute mark. As Jack took over, the first of the team's challenges emerged with the car experiencing a loss of front grip and braking performance.
Despite this, Jack valiantly fought to bring the car home 4th in class, even with a brief off-track moment caused by another driver squeezing car #90 on the exit of the Schumacher-S.