Tag Archive: Spa

May 11

WEC: World Championship and class points classifications after Spa

LMP1 – Toyota takes the lead

2017-05-06-0052Following the second round of the 2017 FIA WEC, here’s a roundup of who is leading which points table as the competitors head towards the double-points-scoring 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

WEC: Toyota takes 1-2 at Spa; Ferrari 1-2 in GTE (updated

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-05-0178The #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took a second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Spa-Francorchamps after another fascinating 6 Hour race today.

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May 06

WEC: Fans flood to Spa for the WEC 6 Hour race

WEC 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps

2017-05-06-0013The sun is shining, the teams are on display, the drivers are ready, and the fans are coming by their thousands!!

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May 06

WEC: Spa qualifying analysis provided by three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish (+video)

Who better than Allan McNish to explain the composition of the starting grid?

2015-10-22_38162Times and results can sometimes be deceiving: such is the conclusion to be drawn from the qualifying sessions at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round on the 2017 calendar and final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17th and 18th.

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May 05

Formula V8 3.5: Alfonso Celis Jr (Fortec Motorsports) scored his maiden World Series Formula V8 3.5 win today at Spa-Francorchamps

Alfonso Celis Jr (Fortec Motorsports) dominates race 1 at Spa

Alfonso Celis Jr (Fortec Motorsports) dominates Race 1 at SpaAfter cruising to pole in qualifying, the Mexican racer sailed at the front and brought home a well-deserved victory. It was an outstanding result for the Sahara Force India Formula 1 third driver, who was followed by fellow podium finishers Roy Nissany (RP Motorsport) and Egor Orudzhev (SMP Racing by AVF). Diego Menchaca (Fortec Motorsports) was again the best rookie in fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

WEC: Feel Good Friday at Spa

Friday will see the third and final Free Practice session

2017-05-04-0053A vital day of practice and qualifying has dawned at Spa-Francorchamps as the atmosphere builds for the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship tomorrow.

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May 02

WEC: Aero options for Spa, just one for Porsche and two for Toyota

Final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-04-15_00019Like at Silverstone, the opening round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, the aerodynamic decisions made by Porsche and Toyota will differ from each other at the WEC Spa-Francorchamps next weekend, the final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 29

WEC: Confidence ahead of the Le Mans dress rehearsal in Spa

Porsche LMP1 preview FIA World Endurance Championship in Spa-Francorchamps, round 2 of 9

2017-04-16_0153The six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (BE) is far more than just the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC: The race on May 6 is known as the dress rehearsal for Le Mans.

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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 »
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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