The 70th running of the 24 Hours of Spa was a hard-fought affair, the lead changed hands regularly around the seven-kilometre long legendary traditional circuit in Belgium. On the podium at the end of 511 laps: Kelvin van der Linde, Sheldon van der Linde and Jeffrey Schmidt whose Audi R8 LMS was fielded by Team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport.
Victory in the
GT Challenge

Last year’s winners Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock as well as Frédéric Vervisch from the Audi Sport Team Saintéloc squad narrowly missed the podium in fourth place. However, they were able to celebrate a global victory: after winning the opening race of the Intercontinental GT Challenge season in Australia in February, Audi clinched a second victory in this category for which 18 competitors were registered.

However, a change to the balance-of-performance categorisation on race day left Audi with virtually no chance in the battle for race victory in the Ardennes. Many caution periods also caused significant changes in the classification. 

The third round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge is on the agenda in just four weeks. The teams meet up again in Japan for the 10 hours of Suzuka on August 24–26. Audi is reigning Champion in this global race series. 

The race in numbers

Looking back:
The 24h Spa