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Spa 24 Hours

Spa 24 Hours
Blancpain Endurance Series
Venue Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
First race 1924
Duration 24 Hours
Most wins (driver) Eric van de Poele (5)
Most wins (manufacturer) BMW (21)

The Total 24 Hours of Spa is an endurance racing event held annually in Belgium since 1923 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. It is currently sponsored by Total S.A..

History

The Spa 24 Hours was conceived by Jules de Their and Henri Langlois Van Ophem just one year after the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans was run. It debuted in 1924 over a Script error: No such module "convert". circuit on public roads between the towns of Francorchamps, Malmedy and Stavelot, under the auspices of the Royal Automobile Club Belgium (RACB). The present 6.9760 km circuit was inaugurated in 1979.

The Spa 24 Hours was part of the European Touring Car Championship from 1966 to 1973. The event also counted towards the World Sportscar Championship in 1953 and the World Endurance Championship in 1981. As on the Nürburgring, both a 24h and a 1000 km race is held at Spa, as the 1000 km Spa for sports car racing were introduced in 1966.

Cars entered have spanned from the Russian Moskvitch and models with sub-1 liter engines such as the NSU Prinz TT to the luxurious V8-powered Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3. Tuned by Mercedes-AMG, the 6834 cc and Script error: No such module "convert". so-called "Red pig" finished as high as second in 1971.

With the participation of Swiss Lilian Bryner on the victorious Ferrari 550 of the BMS Scuderia Italia team, the 2004 race marked the first time in history that a female driver was part the winning team of a 24-hour endurance race in a Gran Turismo with more than Script error: No such module "convert"..

Results on the 15km track

Year Car Pilots Distance Average Notes
1924 Bignan 2L 23x15px Henri Springuel
23x15px Maurice Becquet
1925 Chenard-Walcker 23x15px André Lagache
23x15px René Léonard
1926 Peugeot 174S 23x15px André Boillot
23x15px Louis Rigal
1927 Excelsior 23x15px Robert Sénéchal
23x15px Nicolas Caerels
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 S 23x15px Boris Ivanowski[1]
23x15px Attilio Marinoni
1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750SS 23x15px Robert Benoist
23x15px Attilio Marinoni
1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750GS 23x15px Attilio Marinoni
23x15px Pietro Ghersi
1931 Mercedes-Benz SSK 23x15px Dimitri Djordjadze[2]
23x15px Goffredo Zehender
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300LM 23x15px Antonio Brivio
23x15px Eugenio Siena
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300LM 23x15px Louis Chiron
23x15px Luigi Chinetti
1934 Bugatti Type 44 23x15px Jean Desvignes
23x15px Norbert Mahé
1935 No race held
1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A 23x15px Francesco Severi
23x15px Raymond Sommer
1937 No race held
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 23x15px Carlo Pintacuda
23x15px Francesco Severi
1939
1947
No races held
1948 Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports 23x15px St. John Horsfall
23x15px Leslie Johnson
1949 Ferrari 166MM 23x15px Luigi Chinetti
23x15px Jean Lucas

Results on the 14km track

File:Spa 1950.jpg
The quicker 14 km track layout
Year Car Pilots Distance Average Notes
1950
1952
No races held
1953 Ferrari 375MM Pinin 23x15px Giuseppe Farina
23x15px Mike Hawthorn
World Sportscar Championship
1954
1963
No races held
1964 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 23x15px Robert Crevits
23x15px Gustave Gosselin
3962,100 164,825
1965 BMW 1800 Ti/SA 23x15px Pascal Ickx
23x15px Gérard Langlois van Ophem
3812,591 158,855
1966 BMW 2000ti 23x15px Hubert Hahne
23x15px Jacky Ickx
4048,368 168,681 European Touring Car Championship
1967 Porsche 911 23x15px Jean-Pierre Gaban
23x15px Norbert Van Assche
4052,883 168,867 European Touring Car Championship
1968 Porsche 911 23x15px Erwin Kremer
23x15px Willi Kauhsen
23x15px Helmut Kelleners
4004,827 166,867 European Touring Car Championship
1969 Porsche 911 23x15px Guy Chasseuil
23x15px Claude Ballot-Lena
4272,231 187,006 European Touring Car Championship
1970 BMW 2800CS 23x15px Günther Huber
23x15px Helmut Kelleners
4252,407 177,183 European Touring Car Championship
1971 Ford Capri RS 23x15px Dieter Glemser
23x15px Alex Soler-Roig
4385,100 182,690 European Touring Car Championship
1972 Ford Capri RS 2600 23x15px Jochen Mass
23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck
4498,436 187,431 European Touring Car Championship
1973 BMW 3.0 CSL 23x15px Toine Hezemans
23x15px Dieter Quester
4422,980 184,290 European Touring Car Championship
1974 BMW 3.0 CSi 23x15px Jean Xhenceval
23x15px Alain Peltier
23x15px Pierre Dieudonné
4147,289 172,804 Trophée de l'Avenir
1975 BMW 3.0 CSi 23x15px Pierre Dieudonné
23x15px Jean Xhenceval
23x15px Hughes de Fierlandt
4249,270 177,053 Trophée de l'Avenir
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL 23x15px Jean-Marie Detrin
23x15px Nico Demuth
23x15px Charles Van Stolle
4087,904 170,329 European Touring Car Championship
1977 BMW 530i 23x15px Eddy Joosen
23x15px Jean-Claude Andruet
4083,835 170,159 Trophée de l'Avenir
1978 Ford Capri III 3.0S 23x15px Gordon Spice
23x15px Teddy Pilette
4315,594 179,816 Trophée de l'Avenir

Results on 7km track

The current version of the Spa 24 Hours is an event under the Blancpain Endurance Series calendar, although it was previously run as part of the FIA GT Championship featuring GT1 and GT2 machinery, and by various touring car series. Currently, the cars run fall under the FIA GT3 and GT3 Cup classifications.

Year Car Pilots Distance Average Notes
1979 Ford Capri III 3.0S 23x15px Jean-Michel Martin
23x15px Philippe Martin
3083,632 128,485 Trophée de l'Avenir
1980 Ford Capri III 3.0S 23x15px Jean-Michel Martin
23x15px Philippe Martin
2952,318 123,013
1981 Mazda RX-7 23x15px Tom Walkinshaw
23x15px Pierre Dieudonné
3183,952 132,737 World Endurance Championship
Trophée de l'Avenir
1982 BMW 528i 23x15px Hans Heyer
23x15px Armin Hahne
23x15px Eddy Joosen
3132,224 130,808 European Touring Car Championship
1983 BMW 635 CSi 23x15px Thierry Tassin
23x15px Hans Heyer
23x15px Armin Hahne
3333,726 130,808 European Touring Car Championship
1984 Jaguar XJS 23x15px Tom Walkinshaw
23x15px Hans Heyer
23x15px Win Percy
3055,485 131,091 European Touring Car Championship
1985 BMW 635 CSi 23x15px Roberto Ravaglia
23x15px Gerhard Berger
23x16px Marc Surer
3470,000 144,344 European Touring Car Championship
1986 BMW 635 CSi 23x15px Dieter Quester
23x15px Thierry Tassin
23x15px Altfrid Heger
3463,060 144,232 European Touring Car Championship
1987 BMW M3 23x15px Jean-Michel Martin
23x15px Didier Theys
23x15px Eric van de Poele
3338,140 139,908 World Touring Car Championship
1988 BMW M3 23x15px Altfrid Heger
23x15px Dieter Quester
23x15px Roberto Ravaglia
3532,460 146,929 European Touring Car Championship
1989 Ford Sierra RS500 23x15px Gianfranco Brancatelli
23x15px Win Percy
23x15px Bernd Schneider
3338,140 139,130
1990 BMW M3 23x15px Fabien Giroix
23x15px Johnny Cecotto
23x15px Markus Oestreich
3247,920 135,330
1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R 23x15px Anders Olofsson
23x15px David Brabham
Template:Country data JPN Naoki Hattori
3587,980 149,456
1992 BMW M3 23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Jean-Michel Martin
23x15px Christian Danner
3560,220 148,947
1993 Porsche 911 RSR 23x15px Christian Fittipaldi
23x15px Uwe Alzen
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier
2154,904 144,667
1994 BMW 318is 23x15px Roberto Ravaglia
23x15px Thierry Tassin
23x15px Alexander Burgstaller
3625,960 151,047
1995 BMW 320i 23x15px Joachim Winkelhock
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Peter Kox
3612,532 150,531
1996 BMW 320i 23x15px Jörg Müller
23x15px Thierry Tassin
23x15px Alexander Burgstaller
3507,821 145,956
1997 BMW 320i 23x15px Didier de Radigues
23x15px Marc Duez
23x15px Eric Hélary
3372,680 140,252
1998 BMW 318i 23x15px Marc Duez
23x15px Eric van de Poele
23x15px Alain Cudini
3344,807 139,344
1999 Peugeot 306 GTI 23x15px Frédéric Bouvy
23x15px Emmanuel Collard
23x15px Anthony Beltoise
3428,427 142,588
2000 Peugeot 306 GTI 23x15px Frédéric Bouvy
23x15px Kurt Mollekens
23x15px Didier Defourny
3330,870 138,686 Last race for touring cars
2001 Chrysler Viper GTS-R 23x15px Christophe Bouchut
23x15px Jean-Philippe Belloc
23x15px Marc Duez
3679,104 152,999 FIA GT Championship
2002 Chrysler Viper GTS-R 23x15px Christophe Bouchut
23x15px Sébastien Bourdais
23x15px David Terrien
23x15px Vincent Vosse
3654,059 152,019 FIA GT Championship
2003 Porsche 911 GT3-RS 23x15px Stéphane Ortelli
23x15px Marc Lieb
23x15px Romain Dumas
3327,613 138,557 FIA GT Championship
2004 Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello 23x15px Luca Cappellari
23x15px Fabrizio Gollin
23x16px Lilian Bryner
23x16px Enzo Calderari
3888,144 161,974 FIA GT Championship
2005 Maserati MC12 23x15px Michael Bartels
23x15px Timo Scheider
23x15px Eric van de Poele
4000,896 166,638 FIA GT Championship
2006 Maserati MC12 23x15px Michael Bartels
23x15px Andrea Bertolini
23x15px Eric van de Poele
4092,961 171,034 FIA GT Championship
2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 23x15px Mike Hezemans
23x15px Fabrizio Gollin
23x16px Jean-Denis Délétraz
23x16px Marcel Fässler
3726,660 155,241 FIA GT Championship
2008 Maserati MC12 23x15px Michael Bartels
23x15px Andrea Bertolini
23x15px Eric van de Poele
23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin
4041,885 168,096 FIA GT Championship
2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 23x15px Anthony Kumpen
23x15px Kurt Mollekens
23x15px Mike Hezemans
23x15px Jos Menten
3915.236 163.128 FIA GT Championship
2010 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 23x15px Romain Dumas
23x15px Martin Ragginger
23x15px Jörg Bergmeister
23x15px Wolf Henzler
3789.164 157.832 FIA GT2 European Cup
2011 Audi R8 LMS 23x15px Greg Franchi
23x15px Timo Scheider
23x15px Mattias Ekström
3817.180 158.898 Blancpain Endurance Series
2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra 23x15px Andrea Piccini
23x15px René Rast
23x15px Frank Stippler
3565.036 Blancpain Endurance Series
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 23x15px Bernd Schneider
23x15px Maximilian Götz
23x15px Maximilian Buhk
3950.256 Blancpain Endurance Series
2014 Audi R8 LMS ultra 23x15px Laurens Vanthoor
23x15px René Rast
23x15px Markus Winkelhock
3691.108 Blancpain Endurance Series
Red flag (1 hour)[3]

References

  1. ^ Ivanowski was a Russian national, but in exile since the Russian Revolution
  2. ^ Djordjadze was a Russian national, but in exile since the Russian Revolution
  3. ^ "28 Jul 2014 - Belgian Audi Club Team WRT takes home win after nail-biting finish". total24hours.com. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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