Published on July 28th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi Belgian Club Team WRT Victory In 2014 Total 24 Hours of Spa
The driving combination of Rene Rast, Markus Winkelhock and Laurens Vanthoor gave Audi a third 24 Hour race win in just over two months. Audis also filled out third and fourth positions: Christopher Mies, Frank Stippler and James Nash took the final podium spot, a lap down on the top two; and the Stainteloc R8 shared by Stephane Ortelli, Edward Sandstrom and Gregory Guilvert was a further lap behind.
Sixth place went to the best of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGs in the race, HTP Motorsport’s late entry for 2013 winners Maximilian Buhk and Maximilian Gotz and GT debutant Jazeman Jaafar.
The WRT Audi shared by three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winners Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer ended up 12th after a long delay when their R8 sustained damage in a collision in the 20th hour. Pro-Am honours went to the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia shared by Andrea Bertolini, Marco Cioci, Niek Hommerson and Louis Machiels.
Total 24 Hours of Spa class standings after 24 hours:
1 – #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT (Rast/Vanthoor/Winkelhock)
2 – #77 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS (Luhr/Palttala/Werner)
3- #3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT (Mies/Nash/Stippler)
4 – #26 Sainteloc Racing (Guilvert/Ortelli/Sandstrom)
5 – #86 HTP Motorsport (Buhk/Gotz/Jaafar)
1 – #53 AF Corse – (Bertolini/Cioci/Hommerson/Machiels)
2 – #79 Ecurie Ecosse – (Bryant/McCaig/Sims/Smith)
3 – #52 AF Corse – (Lowndes/Piccini/Rugolo/Wyatt)
1 – #51 AF Corse (Guedes/Mann/Mezard/Talkanista)
2 – #22 Team Parker Racing (Loggie/Matschiski/Rosenblad/Westwood)
3 – #49 AF Corse (Bachelier/Blank/Mallegol/Perrodo)