2014 winners leading Total 24 Hours of Spa
Blancpain Endurance Series - Total 24 Hours of Spa - Race update after 4,5 hours
The opening hours of the 2015 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa are still marked by rain, safety car interventions and full course yellow situations. Last year's leaders Rast-Winkelhock-Vanthoor are in the lead at 9 pm.
Two new lengthy safety car interventions and a full course yellow situation, both the consequence of the wet conditions at the Francorchamps racetrack, marked the third and fourth hours of the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa. Last year's winners Rast-Vanthoor-Winkelhock (#1 Audi Sport Team WRT) were leading at 9pm on Saturday evening, followed by the #8 M-Sport Bentley and the surprisingly consistent #35 Saintéloc Audi. After the rain stopped, some cars betted on slick tyres too early, such as the #46 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS, and lost a lot of positions.
The #78 Team Russia by Barwell BMW was inside the top-10 at the 4,5 hour mark, leading the Pro-Am class. One of the outsiders for the class win, the #70 GT Russian Team Mercedes, was involved in an incident at the bottom of Eau Rouge, incurring heavy damage in the impact. Second in class, the #4 Team WRT Audi is just outside the top-10 and just in front of the polesitter, the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari.
Still going strong in the Am Cup is the#24 Team Parker Racing Audi, but is has lost a bit of its lead, and has the #10 Akka ASP Ferrari sitting at its heels. The #28 Delahaye Racing Team Porsche is still in third, with the #30 Classic & Modern Racing BMW not far behind
Blancpain GT Series
Different strategies change racing order
Spa 24: Audi on top after rain-affected opening hours