Despite a first and third place on the starting grid of the 24 hours of Spa on Saturday, Mercedes-AMG was not able to translate the good qualifying performance in a podium result. However, we don’t have to tell anyone that the value of a poleposition in a 24 hours race is limited. Certainly at Spa with tricky weather conditions. The AMG GT3  nr 88 that claimed pole did however dominate the first half of the race, but due to damage resulting from a collision, Timur Boguslavskiy, Felipe Fraga and Raffaele Marciello had to park their AMG in the garage. In the Silver Cup category, Mercedes-AMG could secure a 1-2 by #5 Haupt Racing Team (Sergej Afanasiev, Michele Beretta, Hubert Haupt and Gabriele Piana) and #84 HTP-Winward Motorsport (Indy Dontje, Philip Ellis and Russell Ward).

The podium in the overall Pro class of the 24 hours of Spa was dominanted by Porsche and Audi. The Porsche 911 GT3-R secured a first and third place by Rowe Racing (Laurens Vanthoor, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber) and Dinamic Motorsport (Sven Müller, Christian Engelhart and Matteo Cairoli). Second place was for the Audi R8 LMS GT3 from the Audi Sport Team Attempto Racing team, driven by Mattia Drudi, Patric Niederhauser and Frederic Vervisch. Best placed AMG GT3 was the nr 4 car from Mercedes-AMG Team HRT driven by Vincent Abril, Maro Engel and Luca Stolz.

 

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