The first victory of BMW in the “24 hours Spa” in 1998

The crew of No. 46, composed of nick Katsburg Marcus Palatally and Lucas Lura BMW Z4 GT3 won the race “24 hours Spa”, held in the framework of the Blancpain Endurance series.

The winners were ahead at the finish of the Audi R8 LMS under the management of Frank Stippler, Nico müller and stéphane Ortelli.

The race was interrupted several times due to heavy and prolonged rain. In addition, during the day in the race at least ten of cases of departure on the route of the safety car.

The crew BMW proved better than others in such difficult conditions and won the double points given for these events.

The winner of the pole position, Stippler with dignity, acknowledged the power of the victors after the race.

“Our car was good on one lap in qualifying, but in race conditions we had a hard time,” said Frank, whose crew lost to the winners.

In two rounds of lag on the third place finished the Audi R8 LMS, which are alternately operated Nicky, Tim, Christopher, and Miss Christian Mamerow.

Moreover, the crew of team Phoenix Racing mounted the podium with the help of coincidence: in the last hour of the race the engine failed on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG crew Juncadella/Dusseldorp/Bastian, and played into the hands of Phoenix Racing.

Fourth to finish came the AF Corse Ferrari 458 GT3 in the composition of Bruni/pier Guidi/lemere/Latures. Back five laps from the first place, this Quartet won the race in the Pro-Am class.

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