Spa 24H: Walkenhorst BMW leads at halfway

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Spa 24H: Walkenhorst BMW leads at halfway

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Spa 24H: Walkenhorst BMW leads at halfway


With 12 hours to go in the Total 24 Hours of Spa the No.34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW leads the Total 24 Hours of Spa, with a slender lead over the No.4 Mercedes-AMG Team Black Falcon car. Just before the 11-hour mark, the race was red-flagged following an incident involving the No.666 Attempto Racing Lamborghini and the No.31 Team Parker Racing Bentley.

A number of frontrunners suffered problems during the second quarter of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, with the No.8 Bentley had steering problems, the No.98 Rowe Racing BMW having alternator issues and the No.62 R-Motorsport Aston Martin needing a brake change. Just after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning the No.114 Emil Frey Lexus had a hard contact with the tyre barriers at Eau Rouge, with Stéphane Ortelli at the wheel. The Monegasque driver was taken to hospital for medical check-ups.

With just over 13 hours a new incident involving the No.666 Attempto Lamborghini and the No.31 Team Parker Racing Bentley happened at the Raidillon corner. To give the medical assistance crews and track marshals the opportunity to attend to the incident, the race was red-flagged. Drivers Jürgen Krebs and Andy Meyrick were conscious when taken out of their cars and brought to the medical center. After an interruption of one hour, the race was restarted,

In the Silver Cup the lead was still the subject of a duel between the No.12 Ombra Racing Lamborghini and the No.78 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini, while the lead in Pro-Am Cup was still firmly in the hands of the No.42 Strakka Racing Mercedes-AMG.

The No.77 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini continued to lead the Am Cup, but the No.188 Garage 59 McLaren, class winner of the previous two rounds of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, had clawed its way back to second. Due to severe technical issues to the SpeedLover Porsche, the Groupe National lead remained in the hands of the GDL Racing Lamborghini.