Spa 24: Scuderia Ecosse hour 17 notes

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A PEACEFUL NIGHT After the ups and downs of yesterday evening, the Scuderia Ecosse team has had a quiet night at Spa, making steady progress through the field with Ferrari no.63. Chris Niarchos, Andrew Kirkaldy and Tim Sugden have all...

A PEACEFUL NIGHT

After the ups and downs of yesterday evening, the Scuderia Ecosse team has had a quiet night at Spa, making steady progress through the field with Ferrari no.63. Chris Niarchos, Andrew Kirkaldy and Tim Sugden have all completed long runs during the night. They are now running strongly in fifth position.

23:45: Tim Sugden hands over to Chris Niarchos who heads out for his first double-stint of the race.

01:03: Chris Niarchos pits before heading out for the second half of his stint.

01:40: Ferrari 63 is running in seventh place. The GT2 order is Lieb, Aguas, Narac, Ruberti, Edwards, Zani, Niarchos.

02:15: Chris Niarchos has a small, intentional, trip across the gravel to avoid a spinning GT3 Porsche.

02:23: Chris comes in to hand over to Andrew Kirkaldy. The car is still in P7 with a seven lap gap to P6.

Chris Niarchos:

"The car is feeling really good; I had a great time out there. I had no dramas apart from my quick trip across the gravel to avoid that Porsche. I'm happy to report all is well and the car is in one piece!"

03:38: Kirkaldy pits as planned and rejoins.

04:55: Andrew Kirkaldy pits to hand over to Tim Sugden.

06:00: The rain comes again so Tim pits for wets.

06:33: The rain has stopped so Tim pits again for slick tyres.

07:30: The GT2 order is Lieb, Aguas, Leitz, Edwards, Zani, Case, Sugden.

07:35: Tim has made up time on the sixth-placed GT2 Ferrari and is just 58 seconds behind. The Ferrari then pits unexpectedly and Tim moves up to sixth.

07:54: Tim pits to hand over to Chris Niarchos. The car is fitted with intermediate tyres as it has started to rain again.

08:00: The safety car comes out as Rui Aguas has gone off at Eau Rouge in the sole remaining AF Corse Ferrari.

08:57: Heavy rain is falling at Spa now. Chris Niarchos comes in to hand over to Andrew Kirkaldy.

09:00: Ferrari 63 is now in fifth place. The GT2 order is Collard, Narac, Maassen, Zani, Kirkaldy.

-credit: se

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