View article: Pre-qualifying: Bortolotti quickest again
27 July 2017

Pre-qualifying: Bortolotti quickest again

After the hour long pre-qualifying session the timesheets were again topped by the #63 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini of Mirko Bortolotti. This time the Italian preceded the #333 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari of Norbert Siedler, which was also the fastest of the Pro-Am cars.

  • View article: Jean-François Chaumont (1950-2017) 27 July 2017

    Jean-François Chaumont (1950-2017)

    It is with great sadness that we have learned of the loss of Jean-François Chaumont. Jean-François was best known as the long-time promoter and organiser of the Spa 24 Hours. He started working for the Belgian endurance classic in 1978, and for three decades he headed the organisation committee.

  • View article: Mixed conditions during Free Practice, Lamborghini on top 27 July 2017

    Mixed conditions during Free Practice, Lamborghini on top

    The free practice session for the 2017 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 #63 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini, driven by Mirko Bortolotti, who set the fastest time in 2’20.406. Daniel Juncadella put the #88 Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP car in second, a mere two tenths of behind the leading Lamborghini. Franck Perera completed the top-3, at the wheel of the #84 Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport machine.

  • View article: 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge champions handed unique trophies 26 July 2017

    2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge champions handed unique trophies

    During the drivers’ briefing for the Total 24 Hours of Spa Laurens Vanthoor, 2016 Intercontinental GT drivers’ champion, and Audi representative Chris Reinke, 2016 Intercontinental GT manufacturers’ champion, were handed their distinctive trophies.

  • View article: Total 24 Hours of Spa Parade a resounding success 26 July 2017

    Total 24 Hours of Spa Parade a resounding success

    A huge number of enthusiastic fans attended the traditional Total 24 Hours of Spa Parade, lining both the public roads that link the circuit to Spa and the town centre itself. The drivers of the 63 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: Wet Bronze Test first track action in busy Total 24 Hours of Spa week 25 July 2017

    Wet Bronze Test first track action in busy Total 24 Hours of Spa week

    The three-hour Bronze Test for the 2017 Total 24 Hours of Spa gave the drivers plenty of opportunity to familiarise themselves with the iconic Belgian circuit, even though it was wet for most of the time. The Bronze Test was the first session of an action-packed week, which continues on Wednesday with the traditional and unique parade towards downtown Spa.

  • View article: Immerse yourself in the Total 24 Hours of Spa 25 July 2017

    Immerse yourself in the Total 24 Hours of Spa

    Whether you are attending the race, or watching it from back home, you don’t have to miss a single aspect of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge is not only covered through all the different media channels, but also enjoys an extensive television coverage.

  • View article: Unique Intercontinental GT Challenge Trophies unveiled at Spa parade 25 July 2017

    Unique Intercontinental GT Challenge Trophies unveiled at Spa parade

    Tomorrow the inaugural Intercontinental GT Challenge champions will receive their unique trophies during the traditional parade of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Both Laurens Vanthoor, the 2016 drivers champion, as well as a representative of Audi, 2016 manufacturers champion, will be handed one of the most distinctive trophies in the motorsports world.