2009 24 Hours of Spa

2009 Total Spa 24 Hours
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The 2009 Total 24 Hours of Spa was the 62nd running of the Spa 24 Hours and the fourth round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship season. The race took place at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps between 25 and 26 July 2009. Joining the FIA GT Championship competitors were cars from numerous national GT series as well as competitors from the FIA GT3 European Championship. This was the last time GT1 machinery was eligible for the race, as well as the last Spa 24 Hours that was part of the FIA GT Championship.

PK Carsport's Anthony Kumpen, Mike Hezemans, Kurt Mollekens, and Jos Menten won the race for the second time for Corvette, leading a Vitaphone Racing Maserati and a Phoenix Racing Audi for the overall podium. The GT2 category was won by AF Corse Ferrari, while the Ford GT of Matech GT Racing won amongst G3 entries.

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying's three sessions were hampered by rain, with the only dry track time coming in the early minutes of the first session. The three Vitaphone Maseratis were able to quickly grab the top positions before the rains came, locking them into that position as no improvements were able to be made in any of the latter wet sessions.[1]

The No. 120 Rossa Corsa Ferrari and No. 11 Full Speed Racing Saleen were required to start from pit lane after they both changed engines following qualifying. The two PMB Motorsports Porsches did not participate in any of the three qualifying sessions and also had to start from pit lane.

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[2]

Pos Class Team Lap Time Grid
1 GT1 No.2 Vitaphone Racing Team 2:18.030 1
2 GT1 No.33 Vitaphone Racing Team DHL 2:18.591 2
3 GT1 No.1 Vitaphone Racing Team 2:19.222 3
4 GT1 No.8 Sangari Team Brazil 2:19.530 4
5 GT1 No.3 Selleslagh Racing Team 2:19.670 5
6 GT1 No.40 Marc VDS Racing Team 2:21.881 6
7 GT1 No.4 PK Carsport 2:22.640 7
8 GT1 No.35 Nissan Motorsports 2:24.109 8
9 GT2 No.50 AF Corse 2:25.232 9
10 GT2 No.55 CRS Racing 2:26.349 10
11 G3 No.121 Matech GT Racing 2:26.364 11
12 GT2 No.59 Trackspeed Racing 2:26.471 12
13 GT2 No.77 BMS Scuderia Italia 2:26.584 13
14 GT2 No.51 AF Corse 2:27.245 14
15 GT2 No.70 IMSA Performance Matmut 2:28.038 15
16 GT2 No.60 Prospeed Competition 2:28.133 16
17 G2 No.111 Phoenix Racing 2:28.327 17
18 GT2 No.97 Brixia Racing 2:29.320 18
19 G3 No.172 Barwell Motorsports 2:30.014 19
20 G3 No.145 First Motorsport 2:30.458 20
21 GT2 No.56 CRS Racing 2:30.593 21
22 G3 No.123 Mühlner Motorsport 2:30.648 22
23 G3 No.174 M.P. Sport 2:31.472 23
24 G2 No.118 Gravity Racing International 2:31.601 24
25 G3 No.124 Mühlner Motorsport 2:31.693 25
26 G3 No.122 Matech GT Racing 2:31.796 26
27 GT2 No.99 JMB Racing 2:32.294 27
28 GT2 No.61 Prospeed Competition 2:36.050 28
29 G2 No.116 Jetalliance Racing 2:39.943 29
30 G3 No.120 Rossa Corsa 2:39.981 Pit
31 G3 No.160 Prospeed Competition 2:41.463 30
32 GT1 No.11 Full Speed Racing Team 2:41.902 Pit
33 G2 No.110 G&A Racing 2:52.360 31
34 G3 No.161 Prospeed Competition 2:55.564 32
35 GT2 No.78 BMS Scuderia Italia 2:58.437 33
36 GT2 No.95 PeCom Racing 2:59.646 35
37 G3 No.175 M.P. Garage 3:00.933 34
G2 No.117 PMB Motorsport No Time Pit
G2 No.115 PMB Motorsport No Time Pit

RaceEdit

Victory in the race went to the number 4 PK Carsport Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1, which finished 11 laps ahead of the second placed Maserati MC12 GT1 of Vitaphone Racing Team DHL. Phoenix Racing, AF Corse and Matech GT Racing took class victories.

Following the race, Porsche revealed that all of their cars participating in the GT2 category had used steel sleeves which did not match the homologation papers for the 997 GT3-RSR. The FIA later disqualified all Porsches from the GT2 category for this violation, amending the final race results.[3]

Race resultEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[4]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 4   PK Carsport   Anthony Kumpen
  Kurt Mollekens
  Mike Hezemans
  Jos Menten
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 559
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
2 GT1 33   Vitaphone Racing Team DHL   Vincent Vosse
  Stéphane Léméret
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Carl Rosenblad
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 548
Maserati 6.0 L V12
3 G2 111   Phoenix Racing   Marcel Fässler
  Henri Moser
  Alexandros Margaritis
  Marc Basseng
Audi R8 LMS M 544
Audi 5.2 L V10
4 GT2 50   AF Corse   Gianmaria Bruni
  Toni Vilander
  Jaime Melo
  Luís Pérez Companc
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 540
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
5 GT2 56   CRS Racing   Rob Bell
  Andrew Kirkaldy
  Antonio García
  Peter Kox
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 528
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
6 GT2 55   CRS Racing   Chris Niarchos
  Tim Mullen
  Phil Quaife
  Chris Goodwin
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 525
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
7 G3 121   Matech GT Racing   Thomas Mutsch
  Marc Hennerici
  Maxime Martin
  Peter Wyss
Ford GT GT3 M 519
Ford 5.0 L Supercharged V8
8 G3 123   Mühlner Motorsport   Christian Lefort
  François Verbist
  Rodney Forbes
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 518
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
9 G3 161   Prospeed Competition   Markus Palttala
  Niki Lanik
  David Loix
  Oskar Slingerland
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 517
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
10 GT1 35   Nissan Motorsports
  Gigawave Motorsport
  Darren Turner
  Anthony Davidson
  Michael Krumm
Nissan GT-R GT1 M 513
Nissan 5.6 L V8
11 G3 172   Barwell Motorsport   Eddy Renard
  Koen Wauters
  Jeffrey van Hooydonk
  Julien Schroyen
Aston Martin DBRS9 M 503
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
12 G3 145   First Motorsport   Christian Kelders
  Philippe Greisch
  Éric Hélary
  Daniel Desbrueres
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 497
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
13 GT1 1   Vitaphone Racing Team   Michael Bartels
  Andrea Bertolini
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Alexandre Negrão
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 489
Maserati 6.0 L V12
14 G2 116   Jetalliance Racing   Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer
  Vitus Eckert
  Martin Rich
  Ryan Sharp
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup M 487
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
15 GT1 3   Selleslagh Racing Team   Bert Longin
  Maxime Soulet
  James Ruffier
  Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 485
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
16 G3 160   Prospeed Competition   Christophe Kerhove
  Rémy Brouard
  Eric Havette
  Philippe Nozière
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 484
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
17 G3 120   Rosso Corsa   Michael Cullen
  Paddy Shovlin
  Mark Patterson
  Peter Ludwig
Ferrari F430 GT3 P 476
Ferrari 4.3 L V8
18
DNF
GT1 2   Vitaphone Racing Team   Miguel Ramos
  Pedro Lamy
  Alex Müller
  Eric van de Poele
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 419
Maserati 6.0 L V12
19
DNF
GT2 99   JMB Racing   Maurizio Basso
  Peter Kutemann
  John Hartshorne
  Stéphane Daoudi
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 406
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
20
NC
G2 110   G&A Racing   Guino Kenis
  Michael De Keersmaecker
  Patrick Smets
  Joël Schuybroeck
Mosler MT900R GT3 P 403
Chevrolet LS7 7.0 L V8
21
DNF
GT2 77   BMS Scuderia Italia   Paolo Ruberti
  Matteo Malucelli
  Diego Romanini
  Kenneth Heyer
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 329
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
22
NC
GT1 40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Renaud Kuppens
  Bas Leinders
  Eric De Doncker
Ford GT1 M 318
Ford 5.0 L V8
23
DNF
GT2 51   AF Corse   Álvaro Barba
  Niki Cadei
  Matías Russo
  Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 316
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
24
DNF
G3 174   M.P. Racing
  Sport Garage
  Romain Brandela
  Gaël Lesoudier
  Thierry Prignaud
  André Alain Corbel
BMW Alpina B6 GT3 M 288
BMW 4.4 L Supercharged V8
25
DNF
G3 122   Matech GT Racing   Alexandre Funari Negrão
  Constantino de Oliveira Jr.
  Luiz Clemente Lunardi
  Andreas Mattheis
Ford GT GT3 M 272
Ford 5.0 L Supercharged V8
26
DNF
G3 124   Mühlner Motorsport   Jürgen Häring
  Achim Dürr
  René Bourdeaux
  Dimitrios Konstantinou
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 234
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
27
DNF
G2 117   PMB Motorsport   Wolfgang Kaufmann
  Philippe Ullman
  Gilles Vannelet
  Jonathan Hirschi
Porsche 996 GT2-R P 159
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
28
DNF
GT1 11   Full Speed Racing Team   Robert Dierick
  Carlo van Dam
  Arjan van der Zwaan
  Rob van der Zwaan
Saleen S7-R P 128
Ford 7.0 L V8
29
DNF
G2 118   Gravity Racing International   Jacques Villeneuve
  Vincent Radermecker
  Loris de Sordi
  Ho-Pin Tung
Mosler MT900R GT3 M 65
Chevrolet LS7 7.0 L V8
30
DNF
GT1 8   Sangari Team Brazil   Enrique Bernoldi
  Roberto Streit
  Xavier Maassen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 55
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
31
DNF
G2 115   PMB Motorsport   Gérard Tremblay
  Dominique Nury
  Christophe Lapierre
  Jean-Charles Perrin
Porsche 996 GT2-R P 26
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
32
DNF
G3 175   M.P. Racing
  Sport Garage
  Michaël Petit
  Ange Barde
  Pascal Hugot
  Valentin Hummel
BMW Alpina B6 GT3 M 3
BMW 4.4 L Supercharged V8
33
DNF
GT2 78   BMS Scuderia Italia   Fabio Babini
  Christian Pescatori
  Marcello Zani
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 3
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
34
DNF
GT2 95   PeCom Racing Team
  AF Corse
  Lorenzo Casè
  Cédric Sbirrazuoli
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 3
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
DSQ GT2 97   Brixia Racing   Luigi Lucchini
  Martin Ragginger
  Marco Holzer
  Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 535
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 61   Prospeed Competition   Paul van Splunteren
  Raymond Coronel
  Niek Hommerson
  Louis Machiels
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 527
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 60   Prospeed Competition   Emmanuel Collard
  Richard Westbrook
  Sean Edwards
  Darryl O'Young
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 526
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 59   Trackspeed Racing   Tim Sugden
  David Ashburn
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 486
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 70   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Patrick Pilet
  Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 425
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Müller and Bruni on pole after wet qualifying". FIA GT Championship. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  2. ^ "Combined Qualifying". FIA GT Championship. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  3. ^ "Oschersleben and Spa results finalised". FIA GT Championship. 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  4. ^ "Race Result". FIA GT Championship. 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2009-07-26.


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