Spa 24 hours: Victory for BMW after a long struggle with Bentley

24 часа Спа: Победа BMW после продолжительной борьбы с Bentley

BMW for the second consecutive time won the race “24 hours of Spa” after spending most of the race in a bitter struggle with Bentley.

Rowe Racing racers Alexander Sims, Philip eng and Maxime Martin behind the wheel of his BMW M6 GT3 came first in the race, which is three times the distance traveled car security, two times it rained 15 times and has appeared acting on all of the yellow flags.

Last year Marc VDS riders were victorious behind the wheel of the Z4 GT3, but only in a daily marathon in Spa BMW wins his 23rd victory.

The advantage over Rowe Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes AMG GT3 at the finish was just less than two minutes, given the fact that in the final period of the race over the track there was a heavy downpour.

The crew of the Mercedes, composed by Felix Rosenquist, Renger van der Zande and Tristan Vautier ahead of the WRT Audi R8 LMS Lawrence Ventora, rené Rasta and Nico Muller just five seconds.

Three hours before the end of the race the BMW took the lead after a thrilling fight with M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3. And a half hour before the end of the race when the track was already raining, the crew took the lead about two minutes.

“What a relief that all has ended, – shared his emotions after the finish eng. – We were lucky with yellow flags, on the contrary, so great that we still rose to the top.”

Martin, his victory at Spa finally repeated the achievement of his father, Jean-Michel and uncle Philip, called the triumph of victory the best possible.

15 minutes before the end of the race rosenqvist grabbed the second position when Vantor began to attack it.

Racer Audi has reduced the gap from Mercedes to two seconds, but still not able to compete for second place.

Both cars during the race suffered from serious delays.

The ASP team was forced to take a five-minute penalty stop-and-go.

Audi spent a lot of time to repair, and the end of the race suffered because of the puncture and passage through the pit lane.

M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 in the end came to the finish only fourth. The crew Andy SOU? ek, Maxim Sula and Wolfgang Rijp is far behind because of a mistake at the pit stop.

The second Mercedes, at the wheel which was made by Gary Paffett, Maximilian götz and Thomas Yager, missed out on third place due to a penalty for unsafe exit in the form of travel on the pit lane.

In the end, the crew arrived to finish fifth, ahead of his teammates Maximilian Beech, Jasmina Jafar and Dominic Bauman.

In the Pro-am class first place went IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3-R Patrick Saw, Maxim Justis and Thierry Komaki and team owner Raymond Naraka.

At the finish they round ahead of ISR Audi of Frank Perera, Nicolas Lapierre, Henry Hassid and Philip Dacoma.

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