The 24 Hours of Spa is in its own right the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series, and therefore, each driver and every manufacturer’s dream of reaching the victory in the Ardennes. A palpable sense of a list of entries in the contains a total of 66 vehicles GT3, of which at least 36 will compete in the Pro class. Ten brands are represented in the grill of a test that has always won a German manufacturer since it’s part of the Blancpain GT Series. Four German firms attempt to maintain this registration with the oposicición of the rest of manufacturers.
Audi is the first of these marks. Hand-in-hand teams, ISR, Sainteloc and WRT, the bet of the brand from Ingolstadt is remarkable with up to eight Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the category queen. In the Audi #1 competes Antonio Garcia, but we will have to keep close track of the Audi #5 of Fässler, Vanthor and Stevens. In the Audi #17 climbs Jamie Green, driver of the DTM. Less bulky, but equally ambitious, is the proposal of BMW with ROWE Racing. In the BMW #98 join forces Bruno Spengler, Tom Blomqvist and Nick Catsburg, while in the #99 what do Alex Sims, Maxime Martin and Phillip Eng. The bavarian manufacturer defends victory.
Mercedes-AMG has put all the meat on the grill with seven cars in the Pro category. HTP Motorsport, AKKA-ASP, and Black Falcon will support the project of the firm. The Mercedes #84 and #85 aspire to all, like the Mercedes #88 in which it competes Dani Juncadella and that is one of the cars with the support of the brand. The Mercedes #90 with Meadows, Marciello and Mortara darña to talk about. In the Mercedes #16, in this case in the class Pro-Am, compete, Miguel Toril. Also from Stuttgart, Porsche limited your bet at the 911 GT3 R of the Team75 Bernhard in the competing Laurens Vanthoor, Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen.
The Italian pride shines out of the hand of Ferrari and Lamborghini. The brand of Maranello puts his project in AF Corse, Kaspersky Motorsport and SMP Racing, in addition to being a favorite for the win in Pro-Am and the Am Cup thanks to the tireless teams Kessel Racing Rinaldi Racing. In the category queen the bet passes by the Ferrari #50 of Alessandro Pier Guidi, Ferrari #55 of Fisichella and Depth, and the Ferrari #72 of Rigon and the Spanish Miguel Molina. Within ten Lamborghini Hurricane GT3 that will be in the race, it is to keep close track of the Lamborghini #63 of Bortolotti, Engelhart and Caldarelli. The rest of the car GRT Grasser and Attempto Racing can be the perfect complement.
McLaren is the first of the british manufacturers, at least by the number of cars that will be on the track. Five are the McLaren 650S GT3 enrolled, four of them under the colors of Strakka Racing. Only three of these compete in the Pro category, being perhaps the spearhead of this project the McLaren #58 of Ledogar, Bell and Barnicoat. For its part, Jaguar competes with two cars thanks to the team Emil Frey Racing. In the Jaguar G3, #14 rivals, Albert Costa next to Lorenz Frey and Stéphane Ortelli. Seeing his performance in Paul Ricard, if the reliability gives truce will be in the head group.
Although if we look at Paul Ricard, one of the big favorites to victory is Bentley. The manufacturer competes with only three cars, but the Continental GT3 has proven to be a very competitive car that has won the 1000 km from Paul Ricard and that already was on the verge of winning the 24 Hours of Spa in 2016. In the Bentley #8 competes Andy Soucek together with Maxime Soulet and Vincent Abril. For its part, Nissan is the only asian manufacturer and although it has only two GT-R NISMO GT3, in the Nissan #23 is Lucas Ordoñez. Finally, Aston Martin has a car on the grid, although in Pro-Am Cup, so that is not the eleventh brand in the premier class.