24 hours of SPA TEAM AUDI WRT.
One year after a historic success for the first Total 24 Hours of Spa, Audi has managed to retain his title at the 2012 edition of the dual clock tower of the Bulge. An honor which this time is returned to the Audi Sport Team Performance Cars, ie the Phoenix team led by Ernst Moser. Up to one hour of arrival, the fight raged between the Audi R8 LMS ultra René Rast, Frank Stippler and Andrea Piccini and the # 1 Audi Sport Team WRT piloted by Stephane Ortelli, Christopher Mies and Christopher Haase.
But a puncture of the Audi "Belgian", then a penalty for cutting the blank line at the entrance to the pit lane permanently froze the positions and the trio-Rast Stippler-Piccini scored for the first time his name to the winners a test become the benchmark tests Grand Touring. To mark the rings, it got doubled while 66 cars and 12 different brands were initially is a tremendous achievement that confirmed the supremacy of Audi in endurance races in Europe: after the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, where the R8 LMS had already signed an ultra doubled and tripled after 24 Hours of Le Mans,
Audi wins his third win in a double major clock tower in 71 days. Awesome! The other two team cars WRT Audi Sport Team Audi Sport Team Phoenix and have not been as successful.While fighting for third place, the # 2 driven by Edward Sandström, Laurens Vanthoor and Marco Bonanomi finished his race to the top of Raidillon after a violent outburst of Swedes, fortunately unharmed. The other Phoenix team car, driven by the multiple Le Mans winners Tom Kristensen, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler, she had lost all hope shortly after the first hour when the German had been hit by an awkward competitor across the runway to enter the pit lane. Pushed in the 63rd position, 11 laps down, the trio delivered a five-star service to go back to the sixth place overall, with only eight laps.
"I am very happy to see Audi won for the second time these Total 24 Hours of Spa, "said JG Mal-Voy, the President of the Belgian Audi Club. "This is certainly not a car with our color prevailed, but it is hit a mount of the four rings and that’s the point. The race was decided on some details and I would congratulate both teams for the benefit they have delivered. It was a very nice edition of 24 Hours! This result also allows us to fill some of the gap that separated us from the leaders of the Blancpain Endurance Series as we scored more points than the Marc VDS Racing BMW. The end of the season will be exciting! "
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