The alignments confirmed before the 24 Hours of Spa TotalEnergies 2021


One month away from the 24 Hours of Spa TotalEnergies (July 29-August 1), several teams have confirmed their composition for this year’s edition of the Belgian endurance classic.

Porsche put on significant firepower in search of a third consecutive victory at the flagship event. In the single entry from Rutronik Racing, Kevin Estre and Richard Lietz are expected to share for a third consecutive year with so many different teams. They will aim for a repeat of their victory in 2019 alongside Sven Müller, who climbed to the podium last year.

The third member of the winning crew in 2019 was Michael Christensen. This year, the Dane is part of an impressive two-car effort from Frikadelli Racing, in partnership with Thomas Preining and Julien Andlauer. The sister Porsche will be driven by another accomplished trio: Fred Makowiecki, Patrick Pilet and Dennis Olsen. Estimates suggest that Porsche could be represented by as many as eight Pro cars this year.

Mercedes-AMG leading team AKKA ASP has confirmed that a third car will join its Pro and Silver Cup efforts throughout the season. Machine # 89 will compete for overall honors and will see established AKKA drivers Timur Boguslavskiy and Felipe Fraga joined by Mercedes-AMG ace Lucas Auer.

Madpanda Motorsport has also completed its Silver Cup crew. Season riders Ezequiel Perez Companc and Rik Breukers are joined by Spa veteran Ricardo Sanchez and Finnish ace Patrick Kujala, the latter former Am Cup winner with multi-brand experience.

In the Audi camp, Saintéloc Racing has confirmed that its n ° 26 car will be driven by Finlay Hutchison, Adrien Tambay and Jamie Green. The No.25 sister is expected to race under the Audi Sport Team Saintéloc Racing banner, while another entry will compete for Silver Cup honors.

Orange1 FFF Racing has added local star Bertrand Baguette to its Pro-Am crew. The Belgian ace, from Verviers, will face Spa in Lamborghini # 19 alongside regulars Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Phil Keen. Another bronze classified driver will have to join their roster to meet the class regulations.

Japanese rider Yuki Nemoto is set for his TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa debut, after announcing that he will compete in the event with VS Racing. The Italian team was present for test days last week where they raced with Silver Cup decals on their Lamborghini. Finally, the Pro-Am team Boutsen Ginion has confirmed the identity of its fourth driver, Yann Zimmer getting ready to complete his first 24-hour race behind the wheel of the team’s BMW. The Swiss was on test days last week to gain crucial M6 GT3 experience.

Further news and announcements regarding this year’s 24 Hours of Spa TotaleEnergies, including the final entry list, are expected to follow in the days and weeks to come, until the iconic race starts at two o’clock. clock July 31.


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