• View article: Audi takes its fourth win in Total 24 Hours of Spa 30 July 2017

    Audi takes its fourth win in Total 24 Hours of Spa

    For the fourth time, after earlier success in 2011, 2012 and 2014, an Audi was the first car across the line in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the world’s biggest GT3 race and the undisputed season highlight of the Blancpain GT Series. After 546 laps of the 7.004 kilometres long Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, German driver Christopher Haase drove the #25 Audi Sport Team Saintéloc Audi R8 LMS across the finish line to secure victory for himself and team-mates Markus Winkelhock (GER) and Jules Gounon (FRA).

  • View article: Audi takes its fourth win in Total 24 Hours of Spa 30 July 2017

    Audi takes its fourth win in Total 24 Hours of Spa

    For the fourth time after earlier success in 2011, 2012 and 2014, an Audi was first across the line in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the world’s biggest GT3 race and the undisputed season highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and the Intercontinental GT Challenge. After 546 laps of the 7.004 kilometres long Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, German Christopher Haase drove the #25 Audi Sport Team Saintéloc Audi R8 LMS across the finish line to secure victory for himself and team-mates Markus Winkelhock (GER) and Jules Gounon (FRA).

  • View article: Press Release 30 July 2017

    Press Release

    At 05:40 this morning, Sunday July 30th, the #77 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, entered by Barwell Motorsport and driven by Adrian Amstutz, was involved in a collision with the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 of Matteo Cressoni, further to a spin in the Stavelot corner. After the heavy collision, the Lamborghini caught fire. The marshals at post T15B, the extrication team, the medical service and the fire service all reacted efficiently and with great speed.

  • View article: High noon at Spa: Eight cars, six brands still on the lead lap 30 July 2017

    High noon at Spa: Eight cars, six brands still on the lead lap

    With four and a half hours remaining in the Total 24 Hours, there are still eight cars from six different brands on the lead lap, so it is almost impossible to make any predictions about who will win the 69th running of the classic Belgian endurance race. At noon, the #90 Akka ASP Mercedes is in the lead from a pair of Audis: the #1 Audi Sport Team WRT car and the #25 Audi Sport Team Saintéloc entry.

  • View article: Mercedes and Audi neck-and-neck as the sun comes up at Spa 30 July 2017

    Mercedes and Audi neck-and-neck as the sun comes up at Spa

    At 7 am, with the sun just coming up from behind the hills of the Ardennes over the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, the #1 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi is leading in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, having taken over first place as the #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes came in for its mandatory five minutes’ technical pit stop as the last one from the front runners. The #90 AKKA ASP Mercedes is now second, with the #98 ROWE Racing BMW third.

  • View article: Bentley leads at midnight 29 July 2017

    Bentley leads at midnight

    At midnight, with seven and a half hours completed in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport is leading from the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi and the #63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini. Different pit stop sequences lead to several lead changes, with cars from six different brands in the top seven, all on the lead lap.

  • View article: Position changes, penalties and party after four hours at Spa 29 July 2017

    Position changes, penalties and party after four hours at Spa

    Different pit stop strategies from the various teams saw several cars taking turns in the lead. Next to the #55 Kaspersky Motorsport Ferrari and the #63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini, other cars leading the race included the #1 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi and the two Bentley Team M-Sport Bentleys (#7 and #8), but once they simultaneously also came into the pits at the end of lap 75, the Ferrari and the Lamborghini were back into first and second place again, with the #1 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi next up and the #84 Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes in fourth. That is the situation after four hours, with the Music Festival in the Fan Zone already going on in full swing.