Valentino Rossi at the 24 Hours of Spa, Lamborghini and Caldarelli sign place

The 74th version of the well-known Belgian endurance race will see the Lamborghini Huracán begin in first place due to the time set by Andrea Caldarelli in the Superpole, forward of Marciello’s Mercedes.

Giulio Masperi

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The present that lasts all day is the climate that, for as soon as, ought to keep away from the threat of rain, normally a change that makes the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps troublesome and thrilling. The extremely anticipated GT World Challenge Europe will come alive on the 7,004 kilometers of the well-known Belgian circuit. From the first field will likely be Lamborghini Huracán quantity 6 which recorded the greatest time in the Superpole on Friday with Andrea Caldarelli at the wheel, in 2’16”221. Second place for the Mercedes of Marciello (+ 0” 154). The “queen” check in the race reserved for automobiles produced from this collection will see the crew of Valentino Rossi, Nico Müller and Frédéric Vervisch beginning thirty fifth in the Wrt Audi R8 group. “With 66 automobiles on the monitor, there are lots of modifications, we run as if we’re in the jungle, however even once we come again, something can occur” mentioned the nine-year world champion in the MotoGP race that night. assembly. The 24 Hours of Spa begins on Saturday 30 July at 4.45 pm and is broadcast reside on the “GT World” YouTube channel, on TV on the Sky Sport platform.


In the lengthy program of the Belgian weekend, one of the most anticipated moments was the Superpole on Friday afternoon, after sundown, when 20 qualifiers discovered themselves on monitor. Only one driver per staff is in search of the greatest time to arrange the staff. At the finish of the session, which in comparison with Thursday’s qualifiers “rewrote” the data anticipated at the begin, Caldarelli exhibits the chronometric reference, on the Lamborghini quantity 6 of the Orange1 Kpax staff, which competes as a staff with Jordan Pepper and Marco Mapelli. Marciello Second in Mercedes quantity 88 (Akkodis Asp), which shares the cockpit with Daniel Juncadella and Jules Gounon. The podium is accomplished by Porsche quantity 54 of the Italian Dinamic staff, which despatched Austrian Klaus Bachler to the monitor in Superpole (+0” 225). Fifth was Bortolotti’s quantity 63 Lamborghini. Among the Italians behind the wheel in the Superpole Mattia Drudi, in Audi R8 quantity 12, who positioned seventh quickest time. The first Ferrari 488 is quantity 71 (Iron Lynx) with Antonio Fuoco at the wheel in a helpful phase to ascertain the group from the high of the automobiles (11 instances, 671 thousandths for the chief). Twelfth in the time of Giacomo Altoè on Lamborghini (+ 0” 697), forward of one other Ferrari of Iron Lynx and Nicklas Nielsen participated in the session (+ 0” 711). To testify how shut the automobiles are, suffice it to say that the first 17 automobiles at the finish of the Superpole are closed in lower than a minute.


The positions from field 21 to 66 have already been established by the qualifiers, which took place on Thursday. In this massive group of GT3s, which represents the most well-known manufacturers in the world, as anticipated, Valentino Rossi and his colleagues will begin 35. Although the three drivers of Audi no. 46 signed the twenty fifth time (the outcomes are obtained by counting the greatest instances recorded in qualifying by every driver), the automobile of the German firm loses ten positions on account of two penalties brought on by the driver. Pesaro, the velocity restrict that’s not revered in the pit lane and past the yellow flags, the two “lightest” all lose 5 locations at the begin.


  1. Lamborghini Huracán quantity 6, Caldarelli-Pepper-Mapelli, Orange1 Kpax, in 2’16”221
  2. Mercedes GT quantity 88, Marciello-Juncadella-Gounon, Akkodis Asp, + 0” 154
  3. Porsche 911 quantity 54, Bachler-Ledogar-Preining, Dinamic, + 0” 225
  4. Mercedes GT quantity 2, Stolz-Schothorst-Gotz, GetSpeed, + 0 ” 368
  5. Lamborghini Huracán quantity 63, Bortolotti-Aitken-Costa, Emil Frey, + 0” 399


The 24 Hours of Spa, the seventh spherical of the GT World Challenge Europe, will begin on Saturday 30 July at 4.45 pm, led by the following collection, together with the second spherical of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo (beginning at 12.40, 50 minutes), the one-off manufacturing of Sant’Agata Bolognese.


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