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26 July 2015

Emotional maiden win for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS

In their sixth attempt at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Belgian BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS finally took their first win on home soil. The #46 BMW Z4 driven by Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala and Lucas Luhr completed 536 laps, taking fastest lap for good measure, crossing the line a lap ahead of the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT in a typically eventful race in changeable weather. Third was the #5 Audi Sport Team Phoenix, which claimed the last podium spot one hour from the end when the #99 Rowe Racing Mercedes was pushed into the box with a broken alternator. All other candidates for the win lost time due to technical problems or completely fell by the wayside after an incident, especially during the tricky conditions of the early hours.

Team Standings

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 173
BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil 94
Rinaldi Racing 76
Bentley Team HTP 75
BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS 58
Bentley M-Sport 55
Phoenix Racing 50
ROWE Racing 47
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN 44
MRS GT Racing 43
ISR 43
Attempto Racing 35
Von Ryan Racing 34
AF Corse 33

Driver Standings

Laurens Vanthoor 112
Robin Frijns 112
Stéphane Ortelli 98
Maximilian Buhk 77
Norbert Siedler 71
Frank Stippler 69
Vincent Abril 65
Maxime Martin 64
Stéphane Richelmi 60
Valdeno Brito 59
Atila Abreu 59
Rob Bell 51
Kevin Estre 51
Lucas Luhr 49

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Portugal
Algarve

BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES
4 September 2015

Free Practice 1
Friday, 4 September
13:45
12:45 GMT
Free Practice 2
Friday, 4 September
15:45
14:45 GMT
Qualifying
Saturday, 5 September
09:45
08:45 GMT
Qualifying Race
Saturday, 5 September
14:15
13:15 GMT
Warm-up
Sunday, 6 September
09:30
08:30 GMT
Main Race
Sunday, 6 September
15:00
14:00 GMT

Last Race

Blancpain Endurance Series
Belgium | Total 24 Hours of Spa

  1. Paltalla, Luhr, Catsburg
    BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS
    BMW Z4
  2. Stippler, Müller, Ortelli
    Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
    Audi R8 LMS
  3. Mamerow, Mies, Thiim
    Phoenix Racing
    Audi R8 LMS
Fastest Lap
Nick Catsbug on lap 301

2:18.751

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