Scuderia Praha Ferrari wins 12H Spa
The Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 shared by Jiří Písařík, Josef Kral and Matteo Malucelli took the victory at the second Hankook 12H Spa in the same weekend that crowned PROsport Performance as 24H Series Champion
Italian Malucelli took the chequered flag to complete 237 laps of the 7.004km Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, of which the Czech-based Ferrari led 206 in a commanding performance. The win was the Czech team’s third in this year’s 24H Series powered by Hankook, but 6th on the road, and 3rd in the A6-Am class was still enough for PROsport Performance to claim the GT European Championship.
Behind the winning Ferrari, the GT pole-sitting SPS automotive performance Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Valentin Pierburg, Tim Müller and Lance-David Arnold took the A6-Am class victory after a late-race fight with Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS of Johannes Dr. Kirchhoff, Max Edelhoff, Elmar Grimm and Ingo Vogler. The German team also went into the Belgian endurance event as a championship contender, but ultimately finished three points adrift.
Outgoing 24H GT Series champions Hofor-Racing’s Michael Kroll, Chantal Prinz, Alexander Prinz, Kenneth Heyer and Christiaan Frankenhout finished a strong 2nd in-class in A6-Pro and 4th on the road, while the returning Manthey Racing’s Edward Lewis Brauner, Jürgen Häring, Sven Müller finished 5th overall on its series return and continued its development of the 2019-spec Porsche 911 GT3 R. Further back in 9th place, the MP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Daniel de Jong, Henk de Jong, Bert de Heus completed the A6-Pro podium.
On its European racing debut, the MARC II Mustang V8 took a maiden class win in SPX with VDS Racing Adventures crew of Raphaël van der Straten, José Close, Joel Vanloocke.
In the 991 class, the Ebimotors Porsche 991-I Cup of brothers Carlo and Lino Curti and Marco Frezza took its third class win of the season.
Further back in GT4, the Fox Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT4 of Jamie Stanley, Ben Clucas and Andrew Perry held off the MARC Cars Australia BMW M4 GT4 of Daren Jorgensen, Brett Strom and Jon Miller.