It was a victorious day for Porsche as the German sports car maker’s racing teams celebrated a one-two finish at this year’s 24 Hours of Spa Endurance race held recently. The GPX Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R piloted by current FIA WEC Sportscar World Champions Kevin Ettre, Michael Christenson, and Austrain Richard Lietz took the top step of the podium that weekend.
After a grueling 363 laps at the Belgian long distance classic, the trio was joined by the Porsche 911 GT3 R of Rowe Racing. The two Porsches beat German rivals Mercedes-AMG and Audi that also landed in third and fourth places, respectively. By the same token, six of the Porsche teams likewise landed in prime spots within the top ten.
As for the race itself, it was a fairly smooth run during the early part of the event. This was broken up only by a torrential downpour that caused the race to be suspended for around an hour. But like all other racers, the teams did not allow themselves to be deterred and went on until the checkered flag some 24 hours lter.
The recent 24 Hours at Spa was the 71st staging of the historic endurance classic.