Having hosted the GT1 and GT 2 in previous years, Spa-Francorchamps this year welcomed the GT3 class cars. This year was the 63rd edition of the legendary endurance race but it was the first time that GT3 class cars were contesting for honours in the world’s newest international GT series: the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Though the Audi team followed their success in the Le Mans 24 hour race with victory at Spa-Francorchamps, those teams supported by Motul all put in creditable performances.
None more so than the young Hexis AMR team, competing in their first 24 Hour race, who almost pulled off a shock podium finish. Unfortunately a clash with a rival car on Sunday scuppered the team’s hope of finishing third which at one stage had seemed a distinct possibility. Instead the teams of Clairay, Rodrigues and Mena, and Makowiecky, Moser and Dusseldorp both driving Aston Martin DBRS9s finished in eighth and fifteenth position respectively.
In the GT4 category the RJN Motorsport team began the race knowing they were in with a real chance of victory. Having finished in fourth place (in the SP8 category) in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race in June, the British team this time made it to the top of the podium courtesy of a faultless drive from their team of Jordan Tresson, Alex Buncombe and Chris Ward.