Jonathan Bentz (#55 Squadro GhostworX) won the the 2015.1 SA simGT Endurance Round at Mugello.
Basheer Jadwat (#83 Squadro GhostworX) started well from pole position to keep Bentz at bay throughout the opening stages. Debutant Jason Absmeier (#90 Trigon Revlimit Racing) had a very strong start to his season by maintaining a solid third position.
Peter van Vuuren (#15 Trigon Racing) had an action packed start to the race. After veering off the track during the opening lap to drop back from fourth to tenth and after fighting back to sixth position, van Vuuren conducted a drive through penalty for contact with Johan Nel (#34 Team Nexus RR).
While navigating the tricky Arrabbiata 1 corner, Jadwat lost control of his BMW M3. Bentz claimed the race lead and Jadwat rejoined in fifth position behind Markus Steyn (#35 Shadow GhostworX). Absmeier unfortunately had to retire after his off on the same lap at Biondetti.
Steyn moved up into third position after an impressive move around the racing line at San Danoto to pass Prodigy Motorsports’ Coenraad van Wyk.
After the pit-stop Bentz was left unchallenged to claim the overall victory. Jadwat enjoyed a very impressive comeback to beat Steyn for second position.
Mark Henebury (#12 HRT) had a quiet but successful race to win the GT-AM class and to claim fourth position overall. Nazeem Edwards (#26 Nexus Racing) won the GT-GT class.