‘1000 Km of Spa-Francorchamps’
The best things in life are not things but passion and soul. In motor racing, it existed once every year at the Circuit De La Sarthe. It’s world’s oldest sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, Sarthe is back and the anticipation build up to the Le Mans without doubt has put greater interest in this form of motor racing.
Demanding track proved too much even for the hugely revised aero of Audi R15 Plus. The new R15 Plus crashed early on the warm up lap due to tricky intermittent rain conditions. Based on the driver’s first impression, the R15 Plus lacked downforce required for the conditions. Whatever it’s, the above picture pretty much sums up Audi’s race weekend in the 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps.
The #3 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP put in a stunning performance at Spa being the quickest car in the second practice session yesterday and qualifying on pole position today from a field of 50 cars for tomorrow’s second round of the Le Mans Series.
We can, without hesitation, say that the Belgian circuit is one of the drivers’ – both past and present – favourite.