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– JD Classics’ famous ex-Fangio C-Type picked up yet another win in the weekend’s combined Stirling Moss/ Woodcote Trophy event at Spa
– The team also competed in the Six Hours of Spa title race, with their Ford GT40’s potential win scuppered by an oil pump housing issue
– JD Classics was also supporting a customer Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120, taking part in the Stirling Moss/ Woodcote Trophy race

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British racer Jordan King took a healthy haul of points in the latest round of the Formula 1 World Championship-supporting GP2 Series in Belgium, thanks to a strong runner-up spot in the opening race of the weekend.

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Seven examples of the McLaren 650S GT3 were in action over the weekend, taking part in the Total 24 Hours of Spa and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course round of the Pirelli World Challenge.  As a result of the challenging weekend, McLaren GT associated drivers and customer teams now lead the points tallies in seven of the standings associated with the two championships, including McLaren leading the Pirelli World Challenge Manufacturer Championship.

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– Audi wins ‘Coupe du Roi’ at the 24 Hours of Spa
– Audi R8 LMS takes pole position and fastest race lap
– Audi Sport Team WRT finishes third after comeback drive

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Ahead of the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa, it has been confirmed that one of the three examples of the McLaren 650S GT3 being run by customer team Garage 59 will wear a unique livery based on the original logo which adorned the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team. The logo featured on McLaren cars between 1962 and 1966.McLaren pre-Spa16 Read More »

Audi pre-Spa24h 16a– Most extensive line-up of Audi customers in Belgium to date
– 24-hour race features world’s largest GT3 field
– Audi teams rely on 36 professional drivers and amateurs

The 24 Hours of Spa is the major iconic event on the international GT3 racing calendar. This year, the race will be held from 30 to 31 July. Audi is now going to meet with fierce competition again and is represented by more customer racing teams than ever before. The brand with the four rings has won three of the past five editions and clinched the ‘Coupe du Roi’ manufacturers’ cup in 2014 and 2015. Read More »

The McLaren 650S GT3 will return to the world-famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Ardennes Forest later this month as three examples line up to take on the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa – 28-31 July – run by McLaren GT customer team Garage 59. The regular Blancpain Endurance Cup driver line-of of Factory Drivers Rob Bell (GB), Côme Ledogar (FR) and Shane van Gisbergen (NZ) in the #58 car and Academy Drivers Alex Fontana (CH), Struan Moore (JE) and Andrew Watson (NI) in the iconic #59 will be joined by Bruno Senna (BR), Duncan Tappy (GB) and Luis Felipe ‘Pipo’ Derani (BR) in the third entry running as number #60.McLaren pre-Spa16a Read More »

McLaren May16aMcLaren GT Factory Driver Alvaro Parente scored a double top-10 finish at the wheel of the K-PAX Racing 650S GT3 this weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge double-header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The results keep the Portuguese driver in the battle for the championship as the season now heads to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. In Europe, fellow Factory Driver Côme Ledogar secured pole position and a podium on his championship debut as the 650S GT3 enjoyed more success at the second round of the 2016 International GT Open at Spa Francorchamps with customer team Garage 59. Read More »

VW May16bTCR International Series
Triple success for the Golf GTI TCR in Spa-Francorchamps

The third race weekend of the TCR International Series ended with a one-two-three result for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR. In the second race in Spa-Francorchamps (B), Jean-Karl Vernay (F) of Leopard Racing won ahead of his team-mates Stefano Comini (CH) and Antti Buri (FIN). It was the first success this season for the 330 hp Volkswagen GTI TCR and it was the first ever TCR win for Vernay and Leopard Racing – and not far from the team headquarters in Luxembourg. Read More »

– Audi R18 wins with Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis
– Audi’s 16th race success in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
– 106th LMP sports car victory of the brand with the four rings

Audi has won the unusually tough second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps. Read More »