After 13 hours of competition, Audi WRT (Belgian Audi Club) driver Timo Scheider, Greg Franchi and Matthias Ekstrom driv ahead of other cars, finishing the 545 laps and this is the first Audi win in the Spa 24 hour endurance raceunder the support of Blancpain company.
After 13 hours of competition, Audi WRT (Belgian Audi Club) sent No. 33 Audi R8 LMS racing has participated in the Spa 24 hour race driver Timo Scheider, Greg Franchi and Matthias Ekstrom driving under the lead of other racing , finish 545 laps later, Scheider second oldest in the world 24-hour endurance race in the secondary titles and captured it for the Audi is the first time in the Spa 24 hour race win. Dirk Werner, Edward Sandstroem and Claudia Huertgen driving 76 Need for Speed racing team Schubert BMW Z4 cars in the 62 to 49 along the grid, and finally to 2 laps behind the Audi team performance to reach the terminal.
After 24 hours of intense competition, the team sent by the Black Falcon’s 35 SLS AMG Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Audi 10 laps behind the finish line third. Although during the race there have been some mechanical and physical problems, but Kenneth Heyer, Stephane Lemeret and Thomas Jager three perseverance, and ultimately with the individual and team efforts to stand on the podium.
The car to participate in amateur racing competition is evenly matched. The number 2 Vita4One Ferrari, if not from without into the maintenance area of non-compliance penalties and disqualification, or is expected to win. Finally, in 20 SOFREV ASP Ferrari (driver Ludovic Badey, Franck Morel, Guillaume Moreau and Jean-Luc Beaubelique) and Team Preci Spark Team sent 90 SLS AMG Mercedes-Benz cars of the duel, Ferrari won the title. By the driver Matt Griffin, Jack Gerber, Marco Cioci and Niki Cadei driving car No. 50 AF Corse Ferrari won the third place.
Leading Muhlner Motorsport Porsche (driver Martin Rich, Tim Bergmeister, Sebastien Asch and Jochen Krumbach) because it needs to repair the new gearbox needs, the results are Christoff Corten, Brody, Matijs Harkems and Kurt Dujardin driving the No. 19 Level Racing Porsche 997 racing team won the Gentlemen Trophy winner, and Muhlner Motorsport Porsche fell to second place.
The 56 RMS Porsche 997 Racing (driver Marc Faggionato, Thierry Stepnec, Thierry Prignaud and Franck Racinet) won in the Cup Class group. GT4 team title in the group leader Lotus Evora (drivers Greg Mansell, Eduardo Piscopo, Leo Mansell, and Gianni Giudici) out of the race due to engine failure after the driver Alex Buncombe, Chris Ward and Jordan Tresson driving RJN Motorsport Nissan 370Z 63 car won. Despite the electrical fault, Nissan car or won the championship, leading the rider Christophe Legrand, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Giuseppe de Pasquale and Wolfgang Haugg driving 100 DVB Racing BMW BMW Motorsport 11 laps.
The next round of Blancpain (Blancpain) Endurance Series will be held on Saturday, August 20 at Magny Cour Speedway, the race for 3-hour night race.
Audi WRT (Belgian Audi Club) 33 Audi R8 LMS racing (winner) driver Timo Scheider said, “I want to thank all our friends support this weekend, especially WRT team and we came here with great expectations, but do not know what can be achieved desire you have done great friends from chef friends to install and then repair the tire mechanics and engineers, we did not out of any error, Audi R8 LMS has been insisting to the end of the game, this is what we The key reason to sit here and we only made once or twice to change the brakes, but everything else went well. Mattias (Ekstrom) met one of the worst situation today morning, he was heavy rain in the smooth struggling to match the track, and finished very well and we suffered a lot of pressure, we have to live under pressure, and ultimately we do this to win a Spa 24 hour race this race has always been a very special thing.”
Need For Speed Team 76 Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 (runner-up) driver said, “because we start ranking in the 48th, so this game is very difficult for us while we run for the first time in dry conditions in this race and we race to find a good tuning method, which gives us confidence in the car. runner-up for the team is already very great, and the final because of the Nurburgring 24 hours endurance race, we lost the two solid race for the team and racing for the first time that happened here and I hope next year we can come back stronger than ever, play to win. ”
Black Falcon team No. 35 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG car (third) driver Thomas Jager said: “We start from the test events is facing difficulties, test events, we lost a car, so our pre-race is not fully prepared in fact we do not know in what direction to adjust the last week we removed the car from the factory, only had a first test came here our great car, great reliability, of course, This 24-hour endurance race is very important for this result, we really feel very happy as a private racing team, in order to compete with the factory team is really difficult, but I think the concept has played a role and I think next year we competitiveness will be stronger and we will come back, and we also hope to challenge the champion.”
No. 20 SOFREV ASP Ferrari 458 racing (amateur champion) driver Guillaume Moreau said: “I was a little surprised when the game starts, because I see a lot of venues in aggressive driving, so I intend to stay in the track of two white line between very pleased to team-mates won a very good victory, and won the Spa 24 hour endurance race is a very special thing.”
No. 56 RMS Porsche driver Thierry Stepec – CUP Group: “This game is great. We start very good condition, from around 10 o’clock last night in a Cup race has been a leading position, we can start from there the second row of cars pulling away from a greater distance and maintain a leading position, we finish the lap of the time spent is very consistent, and most of the time in the game, the car condition is very good. just before the end of the game 20 minutes occurred in a small fault, but the good news ahead of other cars, so the group can win the Cup championship. Marco (Fagglonato) and Thierry (Prignaud) in this week’s game did a great job, we will work together to enjoy this good times.”
No. 63 RJN Motorsport Nissan car driver Christopher Ward – GT4 Group said: “Our members call for issuing the order the game from the ‘go’ start has been going well, so during such a long race, especially so challenging Spa circuit After the race, the car shipped home is not so difficult. Yesterday our car out of some failure, but there is nothing we can not overcome. Since then, the car runs very reliably, and we also ensure that the whole game will not occur in any stupid mistakes. the whole team’s performance are very good places – especially Alex (Buncombe) and Jordan (Tresson), they drove paragraphs odd sections, to ensure that we maintain with other cars of the the distance between looking good tonight to celebrate. ”
No. 63 RJN Motorsport Nissan car driver Alex Buncombe – GT4 Group: “The game is so incredible, I was speechless, and we completed a lot of games with RJN, but never a 24-hour endurance it won any victory, victory at Spa so how much incredible, unforgettable. For us, this is what a wonderful day, what a memorable week. “In the beginning we met many problems, there have been some minor problems the car, is this problem more than us for Lotus. Our whole weekend has been the fastest car, but the start of the race saw a small fault, unfortunately this little fault of our team pulled the second. In our previous Lotus Sport Italia did not complete the race, so we won the game. We must be cautious to ensure that towards the end, this is what we do. ”
The No.19 Level Racing Porsche racing driver Brody – Gentleman Trophy group sid: “To me, this game is generally like a dream. For very difficult for everyone, but we have completed, in order to protect and Muehlner Motorsport Porsche 30-second gap between, so I think for us it is a good result before our first Porsche ranked No. 17, so this victory is very important to us, but also the best podium in my life. “” I am very excited at the moment, and even cried, and I would like to join our team on the podium, and Christoff (Corten), Mathijs (Harkema) and Kurt ( Dujardin) to celebrate.”
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