By   August 2, 2016

McLaren 650S GT3

McLaren 650S GT3

The McLaren 650S GT3 had a though endurance race in the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Factory drivers Rob Bell, Côme Ledogar and Shane van Gisbgergen drove the number 58 Garage 59 650S GT3 and led the race in the opening stages of the competition.

Ledogar grabbed the lead position after a bold move through the famous La Source / Eau Rouge section of the circuit. Unfortunately, disaster struck when the number 59 car made heavy contact while negotiating backmarkers through the hours of darkness.

Due to the incident the team fell back in the pack finishing in 32nd place. The performance was good enough to maintain the lead in the Blancpain GT Series Drivers Championship for Bell and the Team Championship for customer team Garage 59.

Similar results happened to the other two McLarens in the race. The most disappointing of which was what happened to the number 59 650S GT3 piloted by McLaren GT Academy Drivers Alex Fontana, Struan Moore and Andrew Watson. It managed to climb as high as second place before retiring due to accident damage after what had been an incredible performance.