View article: Shane Van Gisbergen fastest in qualifying for the Total 24 Hours of Spa
29 July 2016

Shane Van Gisbergen fastest in qualifying for the Total 24 Hours of Spa

The #58 Garage 59 McLaren of Shane Van Gisbergen set the fastest time of the two qualifying sessions for the 2016 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. On his first flying lap in the second session, the Kiwi improved on the time set by Maxi Götz (#86 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG) during the first session, lapping a mere 0.058 of a second faster. Dani Juncadella clocked the third time overall with the #56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG and set the fastest time in the Pro-Am Cup. With the 20 fastest cars still participating in Friday's Superpole, the pole position in the Am Cup went to the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari of Niki Cadei, while Grégory Paisse took the pole in the National Group at the wheel of the #230 SpeedLover Porsche.

  • View article: Maxi Götz fastest in first qualifying session 28 July 2016

    Maxi Götz fastest in first qualifying session

    One of the winners of the 2013 Total 24 Hours of Spa, current DTM-driver Maxi Götz, proved to be fastest during the first qualifying session of the 2016 edition of the Belgian endurance classic. At the wheel of his #86 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG the German lapped the 7 km of the Ardennes rollercoaster in 2'18.532, just four tenths above last year's pole position. In second, and fastest of the Pro-Am cars, was another Mercedes-AMG GT3, with Daniel Juncadella setting the time at the wheel of the #56 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG.

  • View article: Late charge of Felix Rosenqvist gives AKKA-ASP fastest time in Pre-Qualifying 28 July 2016

    Late charge of Felix Rosenqvist gives AKKA-ASP fastest time in Pre-Qualifying

    Sunny conditions for the hour-long pre-qualifying session of the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa, so the lap times were notably quicker than during the semi-wet free practice session earlier today. Minutes before the session ended Felix Rosenqvist in the #88 AMG-Team AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG set the fastest time of the session, lapping the 7 km Ardennes track in 2'19.549. He beat Maro Engel's time in the #.00 AMG-Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG by a mere 0.065 of a second. In third was another Mercedes-AMG, from a third different team: the #85 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport car was 0.269 off the fastest time. The top-2 cars were also the quickest cars of the Intercontinental GT Challenge entrants.

  • View article: Saintéloc Racing Audi on top in mixed conditions 28 July 2016

    Saintéloc Racing Audi on top in mixed conditions

    The free practice session for the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa started on a wet track, but with conditions improving during the second half of the 90-minute session, lap times were dropping rapidly. Eventually it was the #26 Saintéloc Racing Audi, with Christopher Haase at the wheel, that set the fastest time in 2'21.622. Second was the #6 Audi Sport Team Phoenix car of last year's polesitter Frank Stippler, and Marco Bonanomi made it an Audi 1-2-3 by putting the #25 Saintéloc Racing Audi in third (and first in the Pro-Am Cup). Fastest car in the Am Cup was the #27 Saintéloc Racing Audi, which means that the French squad topped the three categories.

  • View article: Latest updates to the entry list 28 July 2016

    Latest updates to the entry list

    Hours before the start of the free practice session (13.20 on Thursday afternoon), the entry list for the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa has been finalised. There have been some changes to the list since the end of last week, the most notable being the fact that Belgian Bertrand Baguette has replaced Peter Kox on the #4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8.

  • View article: Thousands of fans gather for Total 24 Hours of Spa Parade 27 July 2016

    Thousands of fans gather for Total 24 Hours of Spa Parade

    A huge number of enthusiastic fans attended the traditional Total 24 Hours of Spa Parade, lining both the public roads that link the circuit and Spa and the town centre itself, earlier this afternoon. The drivers of the 65 cars participating in the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge showed their gratitude by signing thousands of autographs in front of the Spa Casino.

  • View article: More than 50 drivers could win the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa 22 July 2016

    More than 50 drivers could win the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa

    The 68th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge, promises to be one of the most unpredictable GT races of the last decade. With nearly twenty cars having a shot at the win, over 50 drivers could add their names to the prestigious trophy.

  • View article: Total 24 Hours of Spa Sporting regulations : what's new for 2016 15 July 2016

    Total 24 Hours of Spa Sporting regulations : what's new for 2016

    The sporting regulations of the Blancpain GT Series - and therefore the Total 24 Hours of Spa - were as usual altered slightly over the course of the past winter. Here is a recap of the most important changes to the rulebook of the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge.

  • View article: Official Test Day proves to be useful dress rehearsal for Total 24 Hours of Spa 5 July 2016

    Official Test Day proves to be useful dress rehearsal for Total 24 Hours of Spa

    The Official Test Day for the Total 24 Hours of Spa gave an interesting glimpse of the highly competitive nature of the endurance classic. The varied weather conditions gave teams and drivers ample opportunity to be fully prepared for the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge.