The 3rd race for the BRCC at Spa-Francorchamps during the Spa Euro Race saw an eventful race, full of position changes and some intense battles till the very end.
The sun shone until the start of the 180’ endurance, and then the Ardennes’ clouds opened up for the traditional intense Belgian shower. The 24 cars started on rain tyres. Track circumstances were very poor but Tim Verbergt at the wheel of the race number 100 GPR Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 started from pole and immediately took the lead. A very strong Bert Longin in the Audi R8 managed to fill the Aston’s rear mirrors for most of the race. When the track was ready for slicks, the difference between both leaders was a mere 6 seconds.
Race number 100 changed tyres rather late in the race, and made the first of its 3 mandatory pit stops. Total time of the mandatory pit stops was 8’45’’.
Damien Dupont drove an excellent stint, and was 4 to 7 seconds per lap faster than the competition. Bert Redant took the wheel for the final stint and brought the car back after 3 hours’ racing for a second consecutive victory.
Said Tim Verbergt afterwards: “This was no easy race and we definitely didn’t easily get the victory. Because of the rain during the first 30’ of the race, we could only build a 5’’ lead which was not according to our initial plans. But the whole team did a marvellous job, and both my team mates were are key part of this victory. Let’s hope that for the next race, we’ll have a second Aston Martin in the GTProEvo category. In that case, we’ll be able to score in our category the full points and we’ll still have a go at the Belgian title.”
Next BRCC Endurance rendez-vous will be the supporting races for the Total 24 Hours of Spa, end July.