The Blancpain Endurance Series at Spa – Francorchamps for the famous “24 Hours”, the fourth round of the endurance series, and central event in the SRO season.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
It will be a weekend of great spectacle that is announced on the Belgian track of Spa – Francorchamps, the track on which you have written pages and pages of automotive history and the fourth round of the 2016 theater for grand touring endurance races sponsored by SRO. There will be over sixty cars of GT3 class entered in the Belgian classic, become over the last few seasons reference race in the world of international GT competitions.
SBM Agency will be a headliner in Belgium with its cars and its drivers. Lorenzo Bontempelli author of a great race and second place in class “PRO – AM” on the occasion of the “first” season in Monza, will be behind the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 fielded by AF Corse. Bontempelli will share the seat of the Maranello car with Giancarlo Fisichella, former F1 driver with 231 Grand Prix starts, 3 of which won the Olivier Beretta French also with experiences of F1, and the Japanese gentlemen Motoaki Ishikawa. Also in the same category SBM Agency will also race Matteo Beretta, the latter at the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 fielded by Team Ombra Racing. Beretta will race the coaches of Sant’Agata along with a three Italian drivers like Stefano Costantini, John Berton and the Italian GT Champion 2015 Stefano Gattuso.
The Belgian week program provides committed coaches and team since Tuesday 26 with a test session called “bronze test” from 14.55 to 17.55. Wednesday, July 27 will be the turn of the always brilliant save to keep the focus of the team and the drivers with all the crews that will track walkway from the main square of the city in the Ardennes to the usual “walkabout” from thousands of fans excited. Following Thursday, the free practice from 13:20 to 14:50, and then the “pre-qualification” in a session from 17:45 to 18.45. Then follow the qualifying session from 20.00 to 23.45 divided into “Qualyfing” and “Night Qualyfing” with pilots who will face the difficulties of the Belgian track with the fading light of dusk and then with the darkness of the night. Friday afternoon will be the turn of the “super pole” with the best twenty teams on track to play for the best starting position. Saturday morning from 09.05 to 09,25 will be the moment of the “warm-up” before the race, where you will develop the latest strategy before the start of the race scheduled for 16:30.
The “24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps” is broadcast live streaming on the institutional website www.blancpain-gt-series.com clicking http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/live, while on television and Eurosport, that Bloomberg will broadcast the highlights of the main stages of the race.