Participants in the Total 24 Hours of Spa 2010 were Thursday for the first time this weekend the track of Spa-Francorchamps drive up, with 90 minutes free training course held in the program … a national downpour. The difficult weather conditions enabled the drivers of course more difficult, and in the 42nd minute German Marc Lieb lost control of his Porsche 911 GT3 RSR ProSpeed Competition # 13 to inform the Speaker’s Corner. The skid ended with a hard blow against the tire wall, which for the first time this weekend the red flag was brought out.
Many cars, including Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Track Speed # 7 of Ashburn, Pink Sheet, Asch and Bergmeister, were also surprised, but the second part of the session was fortunately a lot quieter. It was the Audi R8 GT3 LMS Phoenix Racing # 50, Marcel Fässler who put down a first reference time, with 2’42 .522, on a slope which is less and less wet. The cars of the German mark and the rings were clearly in the difficult circumstances in their airlock, which immediately proved that the GT3′s the GT2′s very difficult to make when the weather conditions remain variable. An interesting finding, which only confirms that this 62nd edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa is a very open race.
Eventually caused the Audi Phoenix for the surprise, the top of the standings to dominate. # 50 of the Fässler, Luhr, Rockefeller and Kumpen remained the # 51, Margaritis, Hennerici, Moser and Piccini. Also on the third place was a surprise note, with Marc Ford GT3 VDS Racing # 99, Leinders, Martin and Duez, so that the front could be found immediately.
The first GT2, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR IMSA Performance Matmut # 16 of Lietz, Long, Pilet and Narac, had to admit a half seconds on the fastest R8 GT3 LMS, but stayed for the Ferrari F430 GT2 AF Corse # 2 of van de Poele, Vilander, Bruni and Longin and the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR # 23 BMS Scuderia Italia Dumas, Bergmeister, Henzler and Ragginger. The Gravity Racing Mosler MT900R International # 81 of Grosjean, Radermecker, Alessi Marchal and provided the surprise National GT, well ahead of the BMW M3 Schnitzer # 78 and # 79, being less than expected. In GT4, the best time for the RJN Motorsport Nissan 370Z in Buncombe, Buncombe, Ordonez and Baff.
The end of the session was marked by the slide – not really – of the Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 # 84, Kox, Hayek, Bonaldi and Lee, making the final laps before the checkered flag could not be completely finished. 38 cars were after a free practice time after their name.