Tag Archive: Spa

Sep 23

ELMS: Dragonspeed Oreca goes to the top in FP1 at Spa

Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2016-09-23-Friday-0032 The no21 Dragonspeed Oreca05-Nissan was the quickest car on track during the first Free Practice session of the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps weekend in Belgium. Reigning 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 Champion Nico Lapierre set a 2m08.629 lap, just 93 thousandths ahead of the no32 SMP Racing BR01, with Stephano Coletti posting a 2m08.722.

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Sep 21

ELMS: Villorba Corse to make LMP3 debut at Spa

Villorba Corse will also enter a Ferrari 458 for Mezard / Hiesse in GT3 Le Mans Cup

Villorba Corse LigierNissan Lmp3 action ELMS2016 PhFotoSpeedy After many successes in GT racing, for the first time the Italian team gets to the legendary Belgian track with Lacorte / Sernagiotto and the Ligier JS P3 Nissan prototype, ready for the fifth round of the endurance series.

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Sep 20

ELMS: “It’s is very exciting for the ELMS to be racing at Spa” – Nicolas Lapierre

“For prototypes it is one of the best tracks in the world”
DragonSpeed17PreviewReigning 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 Champion Nico Lapierre is heading to Spa-Francorchamps to compete for American team Dragonspeed.

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Aug 24

Recharged Rosberg using Spa ‘like a clean slate’

With F1 returning to action at Spa
2016-07-08-Friday-0062 Nico Rosberg says he’s keen to put the opening half of the 2016 F1 championship behind him and wants to use the Belgian Grand Prix as a fresh start in his bid to slash Lewis Hamilton’s points lead. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Spa Francorchamps Q&A with Jordan King: “I think every driver likes Spa…”

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The GP2 teams and drivers have been on a one-month break following their last race at Hockenheim and this weekend they will all be back in action again at Belgium’s legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit for round eight of the 2016 Series.

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Jul 30

Broniszewski crowned Overall Champion with second victory of the weekend at Spa

Elsewhere, Martin Lanting took a step closer to retaining his Iron Cup crown with another over-60s class win.

Michal Broniszewski sealed the 2016 Blancpain GT Sports Club Overall Drivers’ title at Spa-Francorchamps this morning after claiming a second victory of the weekend.

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Jul 29

First absolute victory for Kujala and Amstutz at Spa in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo

50 Huracáns at the start on the Belgian circuit

First absolute victory for Kujala and Amstutz at Spa in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo With 50 cars on the grid, which sets a historic record for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe, the first of the two races at Spa-Francorchamps was marked by the domination of Adrian Amstutz and Patrick Kujala, the latter also conquered the pole position at the end of Q1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Lance Stroll dominates first qualifying in the rain at Spa

In a dominant way, he claimed pole position for the 19th race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season

F3 - Lance Stroll Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam, 2:31.409 minutes) showed a convincing performance in qualifying at the rain-soaked Belgian Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Blancpain GT Sports Club set for Spa showdown

SRO’s series reserved for fully-amateur drivers

There will be plenty to play for when the Blancpain GT Sports Club touches down in Belgium next weekend (29/30 July) for not only its penultimate round of the season but also as an official support act to the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

WEC: Merhi confident of continuing Le Mans form in Germany

Coming into the event on the back of a first FIA World Endurance Championship podium at Spa

2016-06-19-0187 Roberto Merhi is confident that Manor can continue its strong form at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring after setting the fastest lap and leading the early stages of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Formula V8 3.5: Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) wins race 2 at Spa

Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) scored an hard-fought win in Race 2 of the Formula V8 3.5 weekend at Spa-Francorchamps

Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) wins Race 2 at SpaA torrential rainfall hit the Belgian venue throughout the day causing multiple safety-car situations. The AVF pairing of Tom Dillmann and Alfonso Celis Jr. completed the podium in second and third place respectively. Vaxiviere becomes the sixth different winner after six races! Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Formula V8 3.5: Heading to Spa

The first two rounds of the Formula V8 3.5 in Motorland Aragón and Hungaroring had delivered 4 cracking races!

HEADING TO SPA!Now it’s time to focus for the Ardennes assault, one of the favourite tracks for our current leader , Tom Dillmann (AVF). And here’s some good advices from our Frenchman for a good racing prep! Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

WEC: Mike Conway puts Spa weekend behind him

“That was tough. I made a mistake”

2016-05-07-Saturday-0071Mike Conway and the Toyota Gazoo Racing team lost a likely victory in the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) when mechanical issues hit the car at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend.

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May 07

WEC: Fans flocking to sunny raceday at Spa

A bumper crowd, exciting off-track entertainment and a carnival atmosphere will welcome the teams and drivers

2016-05-06-0188 As the sun rises over the evocative pine forest of the Ardennes this morning, fans are making the pilgrimage to one of the greatest venues in world racing – Spa-Francorchamps.

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May 06

WEC: The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship

Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa

2016-05-06-0106 The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.

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May 05

WEC: Wednesday Newsroom from Spa

United Nations of WEC

2016-04-15 - Friday The true diversity in nations that compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship is shown below. A true reflection on the global nature of competition since the inauguration of the WEC in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

WEC: Conway heads to Spa for round two of World Endurance Championship

Conway will share the No6 car with team mates Stephane Sarrazin and Kamui Kobayashi

2016-04-16-0059Following a successful start to his WEC season at Silverstone, MB Partners’ client Mike Conway heads to Belgium this weekend with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team, for the second round of the 2016 World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

WEC: Mark Webber’s Memories – Spa

Spa is a favourite for many drivers and has provided for some exciting racing in the past

Mark Webber Spa is not only one of Mark’s favourite circuits, he also has great memories of watching one particular race growing up and notching up his first, big international win there. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

WEC: Alpine eyeing Spa podium honours

Round 2 of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) takes teams to Belgium for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (May 5-7)

2016-04-16-0057After points-scoring finishes for both Alpine A460s at the championship’s opening round at Silverstone, Great Britain, Signatech-Alpine has its sights set on a podium finish this weekend.  The Belgian race will serve as an important dress rehearsal ahead of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours (June 18-19). Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

WEC: This is Spa!

For the second race of the season, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) comes to rest in the middle of the Belgian Ardennes region

2015-05-02 The 7km track includes, among others, such emotive sequences and corners as La Source, the hairpin, the famous climb up from Eau Rouge to Raidillon, Blanchimont, Les Combes or Pouhon. Set in the Ardennes forests, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit constantly keeps the drivers on the edge of their seats as it demands as much of them as of their cars.   Read the rest of this entry »

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