JUL 28th 2014

GRR at The 24 Hours of Spa – superb picture galleries and more!

The Total 24 Hours of Spa featured a round of the Blancpain GT trophy this year, which meant a grid packed full of eye-catching sports racing cars from Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan and Porsche.

While the long slog of an endurance race is said to bring a level of unpredictability to motor racing, it does seem that some results are less predictable than others. Audi finishing with four R8s in the top 5 possibly won’t have surprised anyone given their current 24 hour form, but the ill luck that ended the race prematurely for five of the six starting McLaren 12Cs left the support team from Woking looking aghast at times.

Bentley too had a ‘gritty’ race, but managed to see both cars through to the end, while Mercedes and Ferrari (seemingly the bulk of the field) had mixed results too.

But that’s racing, and that’s why we love it… especially at the wonderfully evocative Spa-Francorchamps circuit when the sun is shining.

Click the links below for more fabulous galleries and reporting from the 24 Hours of Spa:

 

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GALLERY: NIGHT RACING IMAGES FROM SPA 24 BY JOCHEN VAN CAUWENBERGE

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GALLERY: DAYLIGHT HOURS IMAGES FROM SPA 24 BY JOCHEN VAN CAUWENBERGE

 

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AUDI CLINCHES SPA 24HRS VICTORY – THAT’S THREE ENDURANCE WINS THIS YEAR!

 

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24 HOURS OF SPA – PRE-RACE GRID WALK GALLERY

 

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BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3-R MAKES WORLD DYNAMIC DEBUT AT SPA

 

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12 WAYS MCLAREN’S NEW 650S GT3 BEATS THE 12CS RACING AT SPA

 

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GRR AT THE SPA 24 HOURS WITH MCLAREN GT (AND A 650S SPIDER TO PLAY WITH!)

 

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