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Number 58 McLaren 650S GT3 Maintains Points Lead After Difficult Total 24 Hours Of Spa

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.

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McLaren 650S GT3 Gets Battle Tested At Spa

By   July 29, 2015

McLaren 650S GT3 at Spa

McLaren 650S GT3 at Spa

The McLaren 650S GT3 is in its first racing season. The customer competition machine is being put through its paces and has shown to be very competitive. The most recent test was at the 24 Hours of Spa.

The endurance race that was part of the Blancpain Endurance Series season let the English car get some very good real world testing. The race was very competitive and as is always the case with such a long race, you need a good car, good drivers and a bit of luck to come out on top.

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The 800+ Horsepower Aston Martin Vulcan Will Lap Spa

By   July 23, 2015

Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin Vulcan

This weekend is the running of the 24 Hours of Spa. The race is part of the Blancpain Endurance Series and should be an entertaining event. But for those wanting to see something special there will be two flying laps by a very interesting and very expensive track-only hyper car.

The Aston Martin Vulcan will take to Spa which should be quite a site. The English supercar has styling straight out of Star Trek and about as much horsepower as a spaceship.

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BMW Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of First 24 Hours of Spa Win And Hopes For 22nd Victory

By   July 22, 2015

BMW at Spa

BMW at Spa

This weekend is the running of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. For BMW the race will mark the 50th anniversary of the first time the German automaker took home a victory in the legendary endurance race.

Back in 1965 Pascal Ickx and Gérard Langlois van Ophem managed a win driving a BMW 1800 TI/SA. Since then they have managed to repeat the accomplishment 21 times and are looking to make it 22 on the 25th-26th of July.

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Audi Looks To Bounce Back At Spa

By   April 25, 2014

Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Silverstone

Audi may be the reigning king of endurance racing, but that didn’t help them in the first race of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) season at Silverstone. In that race both Audi R18 e-tron quattros where forced to retire from the race due to accidents.

This has put them behind in the championship points race from the very beginning of the season. That doesn’t figure to help them out as they will be challenged heavily from Porsche and Toyota.

The good news for Audi racing fans is that the season is long and they have Spa coming up next. The team is hoping to get back on the winning track starting this next race as the 24 Hours of Le Mans is soon approaching.

About the coming race, driver Benoît Tréluyer, who won at Spa last year, said:

“At Spa, we’re continuing our competition with the other four hybrid sports cars and the other entrants. At Silverstone, we had a very good beginning of the race. That made the fact that we didn’t finish even more regrettable. I’m very eager to see our potential across a full race distance.”

Will Audi manage a victory at Spa or will Porsche or Toyota get the upper hand? Let us know who you think will win in the comments.

For desktop wallpaper of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro click here.