August 1, 2021

Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari leads Audi after 18 hours

Having secured maximum bonus points for the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup by virtue of leading after both six hours and 12 hours, the #51 Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, Come Ledogar and Nicklas Nielsen continued to head the field with six hours to run.Both the Iron Lynx car and the #32 WRT Audi shared by Dries Vanthoor, Charles Weerts and Kelvin van der Linde were …Keep reading …

Aitken sustains fractures in Spa 24 Hours crash

His injuries, which also include a minor lung contusion, were sustained when his Emil Frey Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo was involved in a multi-car incident in the opening hour of the double-points round of the GT World Challenge Europe.The fractured vertebra was described as stable and Aitken is hoping to be discharged from hospital in Liege either today or tomorrow in order to return to the …Keep reading …

Porsche’s Vanthoor injured after Spa paddock accident

Defending race winner Vanthoor was sharing the #47 KCMG Porsche 911 GT3 R with Nick Tandy and Maxime Martin.However, just beyond the 16-hour mark, Porsche announced that Vanthoor had been forced to withdraw from the remainder of the race, leaving teammates Tandy and Martin to complete the race as a duo.Vanthoor subsequently tweeted that he had been knocked over by a quad bike in the …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari still leads at halfway

Alessandro Pier Guidi, Come Ledogar and Nicklas Nielsen once again earned maximum points for leading the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup blue riband after 12 hours, having done so earlier in the race for leading after the six-hour mark.The occupants of the #51 Ferrari 488 GT3 suffered a setback when they earned a drive-through penalty for a pitlane infraction, but by the start of the …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari leads after six hours

Their #51 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo held a four-second lead over the FFF Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli after six hours of the centrepiece round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.Pier Guidi moved to the head of the field ahead of Mapelli with an around-the-outside move through the Les Combes right-left just before the end of …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: Aitken, Rigon taken to hospital after Raidillon crash

Aitken’s Emil Frey Lamborghini and Rigon’s Iron Lynx Ferrari were involved in a four-car accident at the top of Eau Rouge on the 10th lap of the double-points round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, which resulted in an extended period of yellow-flag running.The injuries of Aitken and Rigon were described by the race organisation as non-life threatening.The other drivers …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: Marciello claims pole for ASP Mercedes

Marciello grabbed the top spot in the Super Pole session for the fastest 20 cars from the opening qualifying session on Thursday aboard the #88 ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 he shares with Daniel Juncadella and Jules Gounon.The Italian, running last in the Friday evening session after he and his team-mates came out fastest on aggregate in first qualifying, posted a 2m17.949s on his first flying lap to …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: ASP Mercedes heads Thursday qualifying

Marciello and Juncadella both went fastest when they were at the wheel of the #88 ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 in their respective sessions, while Gounon was third quickest in the final 15-minute segment of qualifying for the double-points GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup round.Their average time of 2m18.433s put them four tenths clear of the Garage 59 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 shared by Nicki …Keep reading …

Kovalainen’s Le Mans plans scuppered by SUPER GT clash

Kovalainen had been planning to take part in the French endurance classic with the HubAuto Racing team, having taken part in the 2019 Suzuka 10 Hours with the Taiwanese squad.The Finn was even listed as being as one of the drivers of HubAuto’s GTE Pro class Porsche 911 RSR-19 on one version of the official entry list alongside Nick Cassidy and Dries Vanthoor.By then however it was clear …Keep reading …