With 13 brands on a grid, a anniversary book of a Spa 24 Hours betrothed to be a classic. After 4 wins given 2011, Audi Sport patron racing directed to bind a fifth altogether victory. “Unfortunately it only wasn’t utterly adequate this year,” pronounced Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “A integrate of hours before a start we had to bucket 15 kilograms of counterbalance weight into all a cars. Although we were means to set a few discerning path times, we were incompetent to quarrel for feat over a distance. Then in a finish dual BMW won from dual Audi and dual Mercedes-AMG.” Following altogether feat in a Intercontinental GT Challenge deteriorate opener in Australia in February, Audi during slightest managed a second win in this category, for that 18 participants were registered.
Audi Sport Team Saintéloc emerged by a many counsel durations in a auspicious position and generally achieved strongly. The dual Germans and 2017 winners Haase and Winkelhock and their Belgian teammate Vervisch had been in with a possibility of finishing on a lectern given Sunday morning. With third place within grasp, Vervisch rolled slowly, due to a really tighten fuel calculation, to his final array stop on a final drops of fuel and was beaten in a code inner quarrel by Team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport. Wolfgang Land’s team, a former category leader during Spa, returned to a 24-hour competition with Audi this year. The brothers Kelvin and Sheldon outpost der Linde and their Swiss teammate Jeffrey Schmidt finished third after glorious drives from all of them.