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The 1997 FIA GT Spa 4 Hours was the fifth race of the 1997 FIA GT Championship season. It was run at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium on July 20, 1997.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 8   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  JJ Lehto
  Steve Soper
McLaren F1 GTR M 101
BMW S70 6.0L V12
2 GT1 11   AMG-Mercedes   Bernd Schneider
  Alexander Wurz
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 101
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
3 GT1 7   Porsche AG   Bob Wollek
  Yannick Dalmas
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 99
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 9   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Peter Kox
  Roberto Ravaglia
McLaren F1 GTR M 99
BMW S70 6.0L V12
5 GT1 12   AMG-Mercedes   Klaus Ludwig
  Ralf Schumacher
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 99
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
6 GT1 27   Parabolica Motorsport   Gary Ayles
  Chris Goodwin
McLaren F1 GTR M 98
BMW S70 6.0L V12
7 GT1 16   Roock Racing   Ralf Kelleners
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Pedro Chaves
Porsche 911 GT1 M 98
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
8 GT1 13   GT1 Racing Franck Muller   Fabien Giroix
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lotus Elise GT1 P 96
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
9 GT1 4   David Price Racing   Andy Wallace
  James Weaver
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 96
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
10 GT1 22   BMS Scuderia Italia   Christian Pescatori
  Pierluigi Martini
Porsche 911 GT1 P 94
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT2 52   Viper Team Oreca   Justin Bell
  Marc Duez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 93
Chrysler 8.0L V10
12 GT2 51   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Philippe Gache
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 92
Chrysler 8.0L V10
13 GT2 59   Marcos Racing International   Cor Euser
  Harald Becker
Marcos LM600 D 92
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
14 GT2 75   G-Force Strandell   Geoff Lister
  John Greasley
  Magnus Wallinder
Porsche 911 GT2 D 90
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT2 50   Agusta Racing Team   Rocky Agusta
  Michel Neugarten
  Bernard de Dryver
Porsche 911 GT2 D 89
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT2 56   Roock Racing   Claudia Hürtgen
  Bruno Eichmann
  Ni Amorim
Porsche 911 GT2 M 89
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
17 GT1 10   AMG-Mercedes   Marcel Tiemann
  Alessandro Nannini
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 89
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
18 GT2 66   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Toni Seiler
  Gerd Ruch
Porsche 911 GT2 P 89
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT2 57   Roock Racing   Stéphane Ortelli
  François Lafon
  Jean-Marc Smadja
Porsche 911 GT2 M 89
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT2 65   RWS   Luca Riccitelli
  Raffaele Sangiuolo
  Benno Rottenfusser
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 88
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT2 71   GT Racing Team   Luca Drudi
  Luigino Pagotto
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 88
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
22 GT1 25   BBA Compétition   David Velay
  Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
  Bernard Chauvin
McLaren F1 GTR D 87
BMW S70 6.1L V12
23 GT2 70   Dellenbach Motorsport   Güther Blieninger
  Wolfgang Treml
  Klaus Horn
Porsche 911 GT2 D 87
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
24 GT2 53   Chamberlain Engineering   Tim O'Kennedy
  Hans Hugenholtz
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 87
Chrysler 8.0L V10
25 GT2 77   Saleen-Allen Speedlab
  Cirtek Motorsport
  James Kaye
  Peter Owen
  Guy Smith
Saleen Mustang RRR D 86
Ford 5.9L V8
26 GT2 58   Estoril Racing   Michel Monteiro
  Manuel Monteiro
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
27 GT2 63   Krauss Motorsport   Michael Trunk
  Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 P 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
28 GT2 62   Stadler Motorsport   Denis Lay
  Uwe Sick
  Axel Röhr
Porsche 911 GT2 P 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
29 GT1 31   Augustin Motorsport   Hans-Jörg Hofer
  Stefano Buttiero
  Horst Felbermayr
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo G 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
30 GT2 69   Proton Motorsport   Gerold Ried
  Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 85
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
GT1 15   First Racing Project
  Lotus Racing
  Ratanakul Prutirat
  Jérôme Policand
Lotus Elise GT1 P 63
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
32
DNF
GT2 68   Rennsport Italia   Angelo Zadra
  Leonardo Maddalena
  Renato Mastropietro
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 46
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
33
DNF
GT1 17   JB Racing   Jürgen von Gartzen
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche 911 GT1 M 45
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
34
DNF
GT2 80   Morgan Motor Company   Charles Morgan
  William Wykeham
Morgan Plus 8 GTR D 42
Rover 3.9L V8
35
DNF
GT2 78   Saleen-Allen Speedlab
  Cirtek Motorsport
  Allen Lloyd
  Thomas Erdos
Saleen Mustang RRR D 37
Ford 5.9L V8
36
DNF
GT2 67   Konrad Motorsport   Marco Spinelli
  Kelly Collins
  Barry Waddell
Porsche 911 GT2 P 36
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
37
DNF
GT1 21   Kremer Racing   Christophe Bouchut
  Carl Rosenblad
Porsche 911 GT1 G 27
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
38
DNF
GT2 55   Augustin Motorsport   Manfred Jurasz
  Helmut Reis
  Wido Rössler
Porsche 911 GT2 G 23
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
39
DNF
GT1 19   Martin Veyhle Racing (MVR)   Alexander Grau
  Kurt Thiim
Lotus Elise GT1 ? 22
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
40
DNF
GT1 14   GT1 Racing Franck Muller   Jan Lammers
  Mike Hezemans
Lotus Elise GT1 P 20
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
41
DNF
GT1 20   DAMS Panoz   Éric Bernard
  Franck Lagorce
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 M 11
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
42
DNF
GT1 6   Porsche AG   Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Thierry Boutsen
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 10
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
43
DNF
GT1 26   Konrad Motorsport   Mauro Baldi
  Max Angelelli
Porsche 911 GT1 P 3
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
44
DNF
GT1 1   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott
  Anders Olofsson
McLaren F1 GTR M 0
BMW S70 6.0L V12
45
DNF
GT1 2   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  John Nielsen
  Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR M 0
BMW S70 6.0L V12
46
DNF
GT1 3   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Jean-Marc Gounon
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
McLaren F1 GTR M 0
BMW S70 6.0L V12
DNS GT1 5   David Price Racing   David Brabham
  Perry McCarthy
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position – #8 BMW Motorsport – 2:08.984
  • Fastest Lap – #11 AMG-Mercedes – 2:12.058
  • Distance – 704.374 km
  • Average Speed – 174.701 km/h

External linksEdit