Gallery after the jump
Phoenix Racing threw the form books out of the window at another test race with the Audi R8 LMS: Marc Basseng, Marcel Fässler, Alexandros Margaritis and Henri Moser finished a sensational third overall and celebrated a convincing win in the G2 class. In the process, they left every car in the bigger GT2 class behind them and also every sportscar complying with the new GT1 regulations which are valid from 2010. Apart from an unscheduled pit-stop caused by dirty coolers just before the end of the race, the Audi R8 LMS ran completely without problems throughout the 24 hours.
24-hours Spa Francorchamps (B), July 25/26
1 Hezemans/Kumpen/Menten/Mollekens (Corvette) 559 laps
2 Guidi/Lemeret/Rosenblad/Vosse (Maserati) – 11 laps
3 Basseng/Fässler/Moser/Margaritis (Audi R8 LMS) – 15 laps (1st in G2)
4 Bruni/Vilander/Melo/Companc (Ferrari) – 19 laps
5 Ragginger/Lucchini/Holzer/Miller (Porsche) – 24 laps