24 Hours of Spa: Audi winner

Audi R8 LMSThe Audi R8 LMS trio Ekström / Franchi / Sunday Scheider won the prestigious endurance race at Spa 24 hours a BMW Z4 and Mercedes AMG SLS.

It was one of the endurance races the most anticipated of the season. The 63 th edition of 24 hours of Spa has kept all its promises this weekend in front of over 60,000 spectators. The first hour of racing, in particular, was of extreme tension, the two Porsche GT3-R heads up even collide. The beginning of a long series of glitches for Porsche competitors, none of them finishing in the top 15 …

Quickly, in fact, Audi took control of operations. The German found himself leading the race 22 hours on 24. In the end, the LMS R8 (Audi Sport Team WRT) led by Matthias Ekström, Timo Scheider and Greg Franchi has logically imposed by doing 545 laps.

In French, Stéphane Ortelli (Audi) finished fourth, Guillaume Moreau ( Ferrari ) 6 and Yann Clairay ( Aston Martin ) 8th. It may be noted, finally, the beautiful 11 th place taken by Antoine Leclerc, Jonathan Hirschi and Markus Palttala on a Ford GT (VDS Racing Team). Despite a crash in the end, the trio managed to climb the 21 th to 11 th place in the final hours of race.

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