samedi 7 mai 2016

Ferrari wins GTE-Pro at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps


Ferrari has dominated the GTE-Pro at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francrochamps, round two of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. The race was full of drama in all four classes including two heavy crashes in GTE-Pro class.

The AF Corse run Ferraris never been challenged for class supremacy and were simply the strongest in the Belgian Ardennes.

Davide Rigon and Sam Bird who started from pole position were behind the wheel of the winning #71 Ferrari 488 GTE, they covered a total of 145 laps.

Second place went to Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK, the first ever podium for the American brand in FIA WEC. The 67 Ford GT was shared by Marino Franchitti, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell.


GTE-Pro podium was completed by Aston Martin Racing with the #95 Vantage GTE driven by Richie Stanaway, Fernando Rees and Jonny Adam

The Dempsey Proton Racing #77 Porsche 911 RSR of Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen was fourth.

Gianmaria Bruni and James Calado were strongly leading the class but their #51 Ferrari 488 GTE was forced to head back to its garage with less than 10 minutes to go. They were classified fifth in class

The #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE from Aston Martin Racing and the #66 Ford GT from Chip Ganassi Team UK didn't finish the race, both cars had severe crashes. First the Aston Martin with Nicki Thiim and with one hour to go the Ford with Stefan Muecke. Fortunately both drivers were unharmed.


Victory in GTE-Am went to Aston Martin Racing with the #98 Vantage GTE in the hands of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda.

Second place went to the AF Corse #83 Ferrari 458 Italia. The top-three was completed by the Larbre Competition #50 Corvette C7.R.

Photo: Ferrari / Ford / Aston Martin