Team M-Sport Bentley finishes 2nd in Blancpain Endurance Series
First title for the Audi R8 LMS ultra in the 2014 season
Thanks to a stunning podium in the category Italian squad clinches both the team and driver titles with Gai and Rizzoli, joined by Kemenater for the season finale.
By winning the iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000, the final round of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, Laurens Vanthoor became the new Pro Cup champion of the Blancpain Endurance Series.
The No.1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi won from pole position.
Drives 11 hours on the way to a strong finish.
Brand's first return to twice-around-the-clock competition since Le Mans win in 2003.
This year, an Audi won overall at Le Mans, the Nuburgring, and now at Spa-Francorchamps.
Craig Lowndes: “It’s been an incredible experience for me to come to Spa and achieve third with the team..."
Accident of team-mate stopped 24 Hours of Spa for the Austrian
Ahmad Al Harthy and team-mates Stephen Jelley and Michael Caine mounted a terrific recovery as they strived for a realistic top 10 finish.
Overall position ten at the Blancpain Endurance Series
Team colleague Beechdean AMR involved in crash...
Harold Primat: “After a race like that I'm not really sure what more we could have achieved...”
Laurens Vanthoor, Markus Winkelhock and René Rast took a magnificent victory
After 527 laps, Dirk Werner, Lucas Luhr and Markus Palttala in the number 77 BMW Z4 GT3 finished in second place.
Now team and drivers are first in both the standings with only one event to go.
The No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is out front at the 12 hour mark.
Concern raises within the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT ahead of the most important race of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
Marc Basseng's third podium with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in the Audi R8 LMS Ultra.
Daniel Lloyd will rejoin the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing team over the weekend 26th/27th July for the fourth round of the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Paul Ricard in France will host the third round of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series five weeks from now on 27th/28th June.
Twenty minutes before the end, Steven Kane managed to pass leader Andy Soucek in the #99 ART Grand Prix McLaren.
Round two of this season’s Blancpain Endurance Series takes place at Silverstone on May 24/25.
Oman Racing Team on its debut in the Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza ended in disappointment.
Laurens Vanthoor finished less than one second short of the third step of the podium and two seconds from the second spot !
It was only the second time in the history of the Blancpain Endurance Series that a McLaren managed to take the win.
The British team’s Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, shared by Peter Dumbreck, Steven Kane and Kazuki Hoshino demonstrated very competitive pace to end the six hour race