Audi triumphs at Spa
Audi Sport Team Saintéloc in its first factory-backed commitment with Audi Sport customer racing shone with a convincing performance. In the world’s toughest GT3 race the #25 Audi R8 LMS was running impeccably, having stayed clear of all trouble and ending the race without any penalties. In the penultimate hour of the race, Christopher Haase was chasing Italian Raffaele Marciello in front of him on several laps until Marciello pitted. Following his own final service and the stops of his rivals, the 29-year-old Audi Sport campaigner took the lead and went on to celebrate his first victory at Spa. For Jules Gounon, this success marked the first one clinched in this race as well. Markus Winkelhock has previously won the iconic event in the Ardennes with Audi in 2014. In addition, this was the second 24-hour race victory claimed by the 37-year-old professional race driver this season following his success at the Nürburgring in May.