Audi R8 LMS takes second and third place at Spa 24 Hours

The Audi R8 LMS has managed to obtain second and third place at this year’s edition of Spa 24 Hours endurance race. In second came the Audi Sport Team WRT with drives Nico Müller (CH), Stéphane Ortelli (MC) and Frank Stippler (D) while right behind was Audi Sport Team Phoenix with Christian Mamerow (D), Christopher Mies (D) and Nicki Thiim (DK).

It should be mentioned Team Parker Racing obtained a class victory as their previous generation Audi R8 LMS ultra triumphed in the Am class after Ian Loggie (GB), Callum Macleod (GB), Benny Simonsen (DK) and Julian Westwood (GB) maintained the lead throughout the entire length of the race and took the win for amateur drivers with a massive two-lap advantage.

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The Audi R8 LMS driven by Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Mike Rockenfeller (D) crossed the finish line in fifth place, six laps behind race winners Catsburg/Luhr/Palttalam in the BMW #46 car.

Spa 24 Hours race results:

1 Catsburg/Luhr/Palttala (BMW #46), 536 laps

2 Ortelli/Müller/Stippler (Audi R8 LMS #2) –1 lap

3 Mamerow/Mies/Thiim (Audi R8 LMS #5) –2 laps

4 Bruni/Lathouras/Lemeret/Pier Guidi (Ferrari #47) –5 laps

5 Fässler/Lotterer/Rockenfeller (Audi R8 LMS #6) –6 laps

6 Cameron/Griffin/Guedes/Rigon (Ferrari #51) –7 laps

7 Bryant/McCaig/Modell/Sims (BMW #79) –9 laps

8 Cocker/Keen/Machitski/Minshaw (BMW #78) –9 laps

9 Abril/Parisy/Primat (Bentley #84) –9 laps

10 Leonard/Meadows/Mücke/Onslow Cole (Aston Martin #32) –13 laps

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14 Loggie/Macleod/Simonsen/Westwood (Audi R8 LMS #24) –23 laps

21 Rast/Vanthoor/Winkelhock (Audi R8 LMS #1) –28 laps

34 Blanchemain/Caccia/Haezebrouck/Lallement (Audi R8 LMS #36) –175 laps

Adrian Padeanu

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