United 4 Belgium. One Belgian Team, four Belgian drivers! PK Carsport started the preparation of their most important race of the year, also the highlight of the FIA GT Championship: the Total Spa 24 hours. PK will go to...
United 4 Belgium. One Belgian Team, four Belgian drivers!
PK Carsport started the preparation of their most important race of the year, also the highlight of the FIA GT Championship: the Total Spa 24 hours. PK will go to Spa with an all-Belgian line-up as Kurt Mollekens and Fred Bouvy join regulars Kumpen and Longin.
Last year the PK team ended in third position and this year the team has no other ambition than winning the classic. PK therefore wants the Belgian crowd to come in big numbers to Spa to support them, and all other Belgian teams. To make the story complete, PK worked hard to finalize a special project for Spa: United 4 Belgium.
"The idea behind United 4 Belgium is taken from our national motto", explains Kumpen. "'L'union fait la force' or in English 'United we stand'."
"Why United 4 Belgium?" Kumpen comments. "Since the start of the GT's at Spa, no Belgian team has ever won the race. The Total 24 Hours of Spa is not only one of races of the FIA GT championship; it's much more than that. It's one of the main endurance races in the world, so United 4 Belgium wants to be the first ever. And motor sport is more than people tend to believe a team sport. So that's why."
Anthony Kumpen continues his explanation of the idea: "We also want to do more than only racing. We want the Spa 24 hours to become a real popular event, where the crowd lives the race, rather than to merely watch it. We want the Belgian crowd to support us and the other teams. Starting in front of black-yellow-red grandstands would be fabulous for us!"
The choice of the drivers was an important issue. Bert Longin: "We're right now up front in the standings, only 2 points behind the leaders in the championship Christophe Bouchut and the German Stefan M