Mikail Hizal took his first victory of this year’s FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships, winning the Nations Cup in GT World Tour event held at Hangar-7 in Salzburg.
Following runner-up finishes in Paris and New York City, the German racer in decisive fashion clinched his first Nations Cup victory since last year’s European Finals in Madrid. By doing so, he automatically qualified for November’s World Finals in Monaco.
Takuma Miyazono and Cody Nikola Latkovski rounded out the Nations Cup podium in Austria.
In the Manufacturer Series, with Aston Martin and Toyota victorious in Paris and at the Nürburgring respectively, Mercedes-Benz has become the first brand to score back-to-back wins this year, having also won August’s New York City event.
On this occasion, Australian Latkovski and Anthony Felix of USA were joined by Frenchman Tom Lartilleux, who took the place of Costa Rican Bernal Valverde in the lineup. The top three was completed by Porsche and Toyota.
Fifth and final stage of this year’s GT World Tour will be held in Tokyo from 26th to 27th October. In digital motor sport the year will reach its climax with the World Finals, taking place from 23rd to 24th November in Monaco.