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2001 Proximus Spa 24 Hours
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The 2001 Proximus 24 Spa World Championship GT was the 55th running of the Spa 24 Hours. It was also the seventh round the 2001 FIA GT Championship season, marking the first time that the FIA GT Championship had the Spa 24 Hours on their schedule. The addition of the FIA GT Championship turned the Spa 24 Hours from a touring car event into a sports car race.

This event combined the FIA GT's two classes (GT and N-GT) with cars from smaller national sports car series (designated Category 2) as well as cars from single-make series (designated Category 3). It took place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, over August 4–5, 2001.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT 7   Larbre Compétition Chéreau   Christophe Bouchut
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
  Marc Duez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 528
Chrysler 8.0L V10
2 GT 17   Larbre Compétition Chéreau   Patrice Goueslard
  Sébastien Dumez
  Sébastien Bourdais
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 523
Chrysler 8.0L V10
3 GT 26   Silver Racing   Robert Dierick
  Vincent Dupont
  Eric De Doncker
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 521
Chrysler 8.0L V10
4 GT 12   Paul Belmondo Racing   Emmanuel Clérico
  Éric Hélary
  Vincent Vosse
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 516
Chrysler 8.0L V10
5 N-GT 77   RWS Motorsport   Luca Riccitelli
  Norman Simon
  Dieter Quester
  Antonio García
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 511
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
6 N-GT 57   Freisinger Motorsport   Cyrille Sauvage
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Andrea Chiesa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 508
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
7 N-GT 55   Perspective Racing   Thierry Perrier
  Michel Neugarten
  Kurt Thiers
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 502
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
8 GT 10   Paul Belmondo Competition   Claude-Yves Gosselin
  Paul Belmondo
  Anthony Kumpen
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 501
Chrysler 8.0L V10
9 GT 21   GLPK Racing   Wim Daems
  Bert Longin
  Georg Severich
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 499
Chrysler 8.0L V10
10 Cat.2 78   PSI Motorsport Team   Philippe Tollenaire
  Stéphane de Groodt
  Markus Palttala
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 499
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
11 N-GT 59   Freisinger Racing   Thierry Depoix
  Philippe Haezebrouck
  Toni Seiler
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 496
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
12 N-GT 54   ART Engineering   Fabio Babini
  Gianni Collini
  Philipp Peter
  Jirko Malchárek
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 482
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
13 N-GT 82   DD Racing   Volkmar Polaski
  Andreas Kodsi
  Martin Warth
  Marino Franchitti
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 480
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
14 Cat.3 94   Land Motorsport   Peter Scharmarch
  Wolfgang Haugg
  Pierre-Yves Corthals
  David Sterckx
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR D 477
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
15 N-GT 66   Gammon Megaspeed   Alex Li
  Geoffroy Horion
  Gunnar Jeannette
  Kenji Kawagoe
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 475
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
16 Cat.2 87   Ice Pol Racing Team   Marc Delobe
  Michel Dequesnoy
  François-Xavier Boucher
  Philippe Conrelis
Porsche 911 GT2 D 475
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
17 Cat.3 95   Alexander Frei   Alexander Frei
  David Velay
  Cédric Lorent
  Luc Dewinter
Lamborghini Diablo GTR P 474
Lamborghini 6.0L V12
18 Cat.2 84   Ecurie Bruxelloise   Kurt Dujardyn
  Arnold Herreman
  Jean-Paul Herreman
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR ? 467
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
19 Cat.2 80   Renstal Trommelke
  AD Sport
  Koen Wauters
  Patrick Schreuers
  Albert Vanierschot
  Freddy Van Roey
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 458
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20 Cat.3 96   Ecurie Toison d'Or   Pascal Witmeur
  Jean-Paul Libert
  Stanislas De Sadeleer
  Arnaud Van Schevensteen
Lamborghini Diablo GTR P 418
Lamborghini 6.0L V12
21 Cat.3 92   "Segolen"   "Segolen"
  Claude Olivier
  Fabrice Letellier
  Frederic Schmit
Porsche 911 Supercup ? 405
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22 Cat.3 98   Renstal Excelsior   Dirk De Sterck
  René Marin
  Luc Meeuson
  Jacky Delvaux
Lotus Elise D 401
Rover K18 1.8L I4
23 Cat.3 91   EBRT   Jean-Pierre Van de Wauwer
  José Close
  Lino Pecoraro
Lotus Elise Y 356
Rover K18 1.8L I4
24 Cat.3 97   Eric van de Vyver   Eric van de Vyver
  Gérard Tremblay
  Sven Van Laere
  Willy Maljean
Porsche 911 Supercup ? 340
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
25
DNF
GT 3   Team Carsport Holland   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Mike Hezemans
  Thierry Tassin
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 474
Chrysler 8.0L V10
26
DNF
N-GT 62   JMB Competition   Christian Pescatori
  Andrea Garbagnati
  David Terrien
Ferrari 360 Modena N-GT M 401
Ferrari 3.6L V8
27
DNF
N-GT 81   Cirtek Motorsport   Adam Jones
  Peter Hardman
  Ian Donaldson
  Gregor Fisken
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 210
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
28
DNF
Cat.2 89   Ecurie Azur   Giovanni Bruno
  François O'Born
  Patrice Louette
  Thierry de Bonhomme
Renault Spider D 196
Renault 2.0L I4
29
DNF
Cat.3 93   Patrick Brisset   Patrick Brisset
  Gérard Larrousse
  Frank Kremer
Lamborghini Diablo GTR P 154
Lamborghini 6.0L V12
30
DNF
N-GT 79   Seikel Motorsport   Steffano Buttiero
  Tony Burgess
  Philip Collin
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 153
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
31
DNF
GT 11   Paul Belmondo Racing   Boris Derichebourg
  Didier Defourny
  Frédéric Bouvy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 152
Chrysler 8.0L V10
32
DNF
GT 5   Team Rafanelli   Emanuele Naspetti
  Philippe Steveny
  Eric van de Poele
  Martial Chouvel
Ferrari 550 Maranello M 150
Ferrari 6.0L V12
33
DNF
N-GT 58   Freisinger Motorsport   Christophe Tinseau
  Xavier Pompidou
  Vanina Ickx
  Tim Verbergt
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 136
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
34
DNF
GT 18   PSI Motorsport Team   Kurt Mollekens
  Eric Geboers
  Stéphane Cohen
Porsche 911 Bi-Turbo D 127
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
35
DNF
Cat.2 88   Belgian Racing   Sébastien Ugeux
  Nicolas Kropp
  Stéphane Vancampenhoudt
Gillet Vertigo Streiff Y 119
Alfa Romeo 3.0L V6
36
DNF
Cat.2 85   JMT Racing   Thierry Boullion
  Loïc Deman
  Peter Van Delm
  Rudi Stevens
Porsche 964 Speedster P 103
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
37
DNF
Cat.2 83   De Almenara Motorsport   Bernard de Dryver
  Louis Zurstrassen
  Damien Coens
  Jean-Luc Blanchemain
Marcos Mantara LM600 M 84
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
38
DNF
GT 4   Team Carsport Holland   Michael Bleekemolen
  Sebastiaan Bleekemolen
  Jean-Michel Martin
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 75
Chrysler 8.0L V10
DNS N-GT 60   Haberthur Racing   Raffaele Sangiuolo
  Loris de Sordi
  Jacques Marquet
  Masahiro Kimoto
Porsche 911 GT3-R D
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole position – #3 Team Carsport Holland – 2:24.053
  • Fastest lap – #3 Team Carsport Holland – 2:23.001
  • Distance – 3679.104 km
  • Average speed – 152.999 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  • "Results: 2001 Round 7 – Spa-Francorchamps". FIA GT Championship. 5 August 2001. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  • "24 h Spa". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  • "Spa 24 Hours 2001 (Photo Archive)". Racing Sports Cars. 4 July 2006. Archived from the original on 1 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-25.


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