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The 2011 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps was held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on May 7, 2011. It was the second round of the 2011 Le Mans Series season and the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Prior to the race weekend there were up to 60 provisional entries but was shortened to 54 as there were some withdrawals from Aston Martin Racing who withdrew to continue developing their new and struggling AMR-One.[1] It was a similar situation for Hope Racing who were not quite ready to race the new KERS-driven Oreca 01 Hybrid.[2] Other cars had to withdraw from damage prior to the weekend including the No. 24 OAK Racing Pescarolo 01 LMP1 car.[3]

In the second free practice session of the race, the No. 13 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota driven by Jean-Christophe Boullion crashed heavily at Radillon corner. Then shortly after the green flag was waved to restart, the No. 8 Peugeot of Pedro Lamy and No. 36 RML Honda of Mike Newton collided with each other. Both Peugeot and Rebellion mechanics had to deal with a late night with the RML car too heavily damaged to take further part in the race weekend.[4]

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QualifyingEdit

The qualifying session was stopped early when another heavy impact during the weekend halted proceedings. It was the remaining LMP1 car of OAK Racing that fell victim to the famous Spa-Francorchamps track. Matthieu Lahaye crashed heavily into a barrier resulting in lots of débris being put on the track. The session was red flagged and not restarted. This was bad news for Peugeot who decided to released their cars later on in the session but the red flags meant the two car only set one flying laps each. This resulted in the two cars No. 7 and 9 starting in 13th and 18th overall respectively, with the No. 8 Peugeot starting at the back of the grid for not participating in the qualifying session as it was still being repaired from the practice crash.

The No. 1 Audi driven by Timo Bernhard took pole position with No. 2 and 3 qualifying second and third respectively. Strakka Racing took LMP2 pole only marginally ahead of TDS Racing. In the FLM class, Phil Keen of Neil Garner Motorsport took pole for their car. The No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari starts first in the GTE Pro class while the No. 67 IMSA Matmut Porsche took pole in GTE Am.[5]

Qualifying ResultEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[6]

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest Timo Bernhard 2:01.502 1
2 LMP1 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer 2:01.788 2
3 LMP1 #3 Audi Sport North America Tom Kristensen 2:02.145 3
4 LMP1 #10 Team Oreca-Matmut Nicolas Lapierre 2:05.482 4
5 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Racing Nicolas Prost 2:06.767 5
6 LMP1 #20 Quifel ASM Team Olivier Pla 2:07.290 6
7 LMP1 #16 Pescarolo Team Christophe Tinseau 2:07.528 7
8 LMP1 #15 OAK Racing Matthieu Lahaye 2:07.729 8
9 LMP1 #23 MIK Corse Giacomo Piccini 2:08.821 9
10 LMP2 #42 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 2:10.016 10
11 LMP2 #46 TDS Racing Mathias Beche 2:10.141 11
12 LMP2 #26 Signatech Nissan Franck Mailleux 2:10.474 12
13 LMP1 #7 Peugeot Sport Total Marc Gené 2:10.725 13
14 LMP2 #45 Boutsen Energy Racing Nicolas de Crem 2:11.183 14
15 LMP2 #41 Greaves Motorsport Tom Kimber-Smith 2:11.218 15
16 LMP2 #40 Race Performance Ralph Meichtry 2:11.306 16
17 LMP2 #44 Extrême Limite AM Paris Fabien Rosier 2:11.842 17
18 LMP1 #9 Peugeot Sport Total Simon Pagenaud 2:12.108 18
19 LMP2 #35 OAK Racing Andrea Barlesi 2:12.373 19
20 LMP2 #39 Pecom Racing Pierre Kaffer 2:13.584 20
21 FLM #92 Neil Garner Motorsport Phil Keen 2:13.592 21
22 LMP2 #33 Level 5 Motorsports Christophe Bouchut 2:13.851 22
23 LMP2 #43 RLR msport Rob Garofall 2:14.122 23
24 FLM #91 Hope Racing Nicolas Marroc 2:14.431 24
25 FLM #99 JMB Racing Olivier Lombard 2:17.120 25
26 FLM #93 Genoa Racing Elton Julian 2:18.219 26
27 FLM #95 Pegasus Racing Julien Schell 2:18.757 27
28 GTE-Pro #71 AF Corse Jaime Melo 2:20.743 28
29 GTE-Pro #66 JMW Motorsport Rob Bell 2:20.915 29
30 GTE-Pro #51 AF Corse Giancarlo Fisichella 2:21.086 30
31 GTE-Pro #77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb 2:21.291 31
32 GTE-Pro #55 BMW Motorsport Augusto Farfus 2:21.460 32
33 GTE-Pro #89 Hankook Team Farnbacher Dominik Farnbacher 2:21.779 33
34 GTE-Pro #56 BMW Motorsport Andy Priaulx 2:22.219 34
35 GTE-Pro #76 IMSA Performance Matmut Wolf Henzler 2:22.955 35
36 GTE-Am #67 IMSA Performance Matmut Nicolas Armindo 2:23.007 36
37 GTE-Pro #58 Luxury Racing Anthony Beltoise 2:23.063 37
38 GTE-Am #61 AF Corse Marco Cioci 2:23.269 38
39 GTE-Am #82 CRS Racing Phil Quaife 2:23.485 39
40 GTE-Pro #75 Prospeed Competition Marc Goossens 2:23.639 40
41 GTE-Am #60 Gulf AMR Middle East Fabien Giroix 2:23.727 41
42 GTE-Am #70 Kessel Racing Philipp Peter 2:24.050 42
43 GTE-Am #88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Horst Felbermayr, Jr. 2:24.599 43
44 GTE-Am #50 Larbre Compétition Gabriele Gardel 2:24.773 44
45 GTE-Pro #65 Lotus Jetalliance James Rossiter 2:25.124 45
46 GTE-Am #62 CRS Racing Pierre Ehret 2:25.617 46
47 GTE-Am #63 Proton Competition Christian Ried 2:26.797 47
48 GTE-Pro #59 Luxury Racing Frédéric Makowiecki 2:27.098 48
49 GTE-Am #57 Krohn Racing Tracy Krohn 2:28.677 49
50 LMP1 #8 Peugeot Sport Total No Time 50
51 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Racing No Time 51
52 GTE-Pro #64 Lotus Jetalliance No Time 52
53 GTE-Am #72 AF Corse No Time 53
54 GTE-Pro #79 JOTA No Time 54

Race resultEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[7]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7   Peugeot Sport Total   Alexander Wurz
  Anthony Davidson
  Marc Gené
Peugeot 908 M 161
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 8   Peugeot Sport Total   Franck Montagny
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Nicolas Minassian
Peugeot 908 M 161
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 3   Audi Sport North America   Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Tom Kristensen
Audi R18 TDI M 160
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
4 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 TDI M 159
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
5 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   André Lotterer
  Benoît Tréluyer
  Marcel Fässler
Audi R18 TDI M 158
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
6 LMP1 16   Pescarolo Team   Emmanuel Collard
  Christophe Tinseau
  Julien Jousse
Pescarolo 01 Evo M 156
Judd GV5 S2 5.0 L V10
7 LMP1 12   Rebellion Racing   Neel Jani
  Nicolas Prost
Lola B10/60 M 156
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
8 LMP1 9   Peugeot Sport Total   Sébastien Bourdais
  Pedro Lamy
  Simon Pagenaud
Peugeot 908 M 155
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
9 LMP1 13   Rebellion Racing   Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Andrea Belicchi
Lola B10/60 M 155
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
10 LMP1 10   Team Oreca-Matmut   Nicolas Lapierre
  Loïc Duval
  Olivier Panis
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 152
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
11 LMP2 46   TDS Racing   Mathias Beche
  Pierre Thiriet
  Jody Firth
Oreca 03 M 150
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 45   Boutsen Energy Racing   Dominik Kraihamer
  Nicolas de Crem
Oreca 03 D 150
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 42   Strakka Racing   Danny Watts
  Jonny Kane
  Nick Leventis
HPD ARX-01d M 150
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
14 LMP2 43   RLR msport   Barry Gates
  Rob Garofall
  Simon Phillips
MG-Lola EX265 D 147
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
15 LMP2 26   Signatech Nissan   Franck Mailleux
  Soheil Ayari
  Lucas Ordoñez
Oreca 03 D 146
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
16 GTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Giancarlo Fisichella
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 144
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
17 GTE
Pro
89   Hankook Team Farnbacher   Dominik Farnbacher
  Allan Simonsen
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 H 144
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
18 GTE
Pro
56   BMW Motorsport   Uwe Alzen
  Andy Priaulx
BMW M3 GT2 D 144
BMW 4.0 L V8
19 FLM 95   Pegasus Racing   Mirco Schultis
  Patrick Simon
  Julien Schell
Oreca FLM09 M 144
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
20 GTE
Pro
55   BMW Motorsport   Jörg Müller
  Augusto Farfus
BMW M3 GT2 D 143
BMW 4.0 L V8
21 GTE
Pro
79   JOTA   Simon Dolan
  Sam Hancock
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 D 141
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
22 GTE
Pro
75   Prospeed Competition   Marco Holzer
  Marc Goossens
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 141
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 FLM 93   Genoa Racing   Jens Petersen
  Elton Julian
  Christian Zugel
Oreca FLM09 M 141
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
24 GTE
Am
67   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Nicolas Armindo
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 140
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
25 GTE
Am
61   AF Corse   Piergiuseppe Perazzini
  Marco Cioci
  Stéphane Lémeret
Ferrari F430 GTE M 140
Ferrari 4.0 V8
26 GTE
Am
50   Larbre Compétition   Patrick Bornhauser
  Julien Canal
  Gabriele Gardel
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 139
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
27 GTE
Am
63   Proton Competition   Christian Ried
  Niek Hommerson
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 139
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 GTE
Am
88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
  Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 137
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
29 GTE
Am
62   CRS Racing   Pierre Ehret
  Shaun Lynn
  Roger Willis
Ferrari F430 GTE M 137
Ferrari 4.0  V8
30 GTE
Am
70   Kessel Racing   Michał Broniszewski
  Philipp Peter
Ferrari F430 GTE M 135
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
31 GTE
Am
57   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
Ferrari F430 GTE D 134
Ferrari 4.0  V8
32 LMP2 35   OAK Racing   Patrice Lafargue
  Fréderic Da Rocha
  Andrea Barlesi
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 134
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
33 GTE
Pro
66   JMW Motorsport   Rob Bell
  James Walker
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 132
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
34 LMP2 40   Race Performance   Michel Frey
  Ralph Meichtry
  Marc Rostan
Oreca 03 D 132
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
35 GTE
Pro
77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 129
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
36 FLM 92   Neil Garner Motorsport   John Hartshorne
  Steve Keating
  Phil Keen
Oreca FLM09 M 125
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
37 LMP2 41   Greaves Motorsport   Gary Chalandon
  Karim Ojjeh
  Tom Kimber-Smith
Zytek Z11SN D 123
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
38 LMP2 44   Extrême Limite AM Paris   Fabien Rosier
  Maurice Basso
  Jean-Marc Luco
Norma M200P D 122
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
39 LMP1 23   MIK Corse   Máximo Cortés
  Ferdinando Geri
  Giacomo Piccini
Zytek 09SC - Hybrid D 174
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
40 GTE
Pro
64   Lotus Jetalliance   Martin Rich
  Oskar Slingerland
Lotus Evora GTE M 119
Toyota (Cosworth) 4.0 L V6
41 FLM 99   JMB Racing   Manuel Rodrigues
  Jean-Marc Menahem
  Olivier Lombard
Oreca FLM09 M 117
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
DSQ
[citation needed]
FLM 91   Hope Racing   Nicolas Marroc
  Luca Moro
  Zhang Shan Qi
Oreca FLM09 M 144
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
DNF GTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Jaime Melo
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 137
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF GTE
Am
82   CRS Racing   Phil Quaife
  Adam Christodoulou
  Klaas Hummel
Ferrari F430 GTE M 137
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
NC GTE
Am
60   Gulf AMR Middle East   Fabien Giroix
  Roald Goethe
  Michael Wainright
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 D 108
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 20   Quifel ASM Team   Miguel Amaral
  Olivier Pla
Zytek 09SC D 106
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
DNF GTE
Am
72   AF Corse   Robert Kauffman
  Rui Águas
Ferrari F430 GTE M 105
Ferrari 4.0 V8
DNF GTE
Pro
59   Luxury Racing   Stéphane Ortelli
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 64
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 39   Pecom Racing   Matías Russo
  Luís Pérez Companc
  Pierre Kaffer
Lola B11/40 M 60
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP2 33   Level 5 Motorsports   Scott Tucker
  Christophe Bouchut
  João Barbosa
Lola B08/80 M 59
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
DNF GTE
Pro
65   Lotus Jetalliance   James Rossiter
  Johnny Mowlem
 Jonathan Hirschi
Lotus Evora GTE M 21
Toyota (Cosworth) 4.0 L V6
DNF GTE
Pro
76   IMSA Performance Matmut   Patrick Pilet
  Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 16
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF GTE
Pro
58   Luxury Racing   Anthony Beltoise
  François Jakubowski
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 4
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNS LMP1 15   OAK Racing   Matthieu Lahaye
  Pierre Ragues
  Guillaume Moreau
OAK Pescarolo 01 D -
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNS LMP2 36   RML   Mike Newton
  Thomas Erdos
  Ben Collins
HPD ARX-01d D -
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aston Martin Racing to sit out Spa-Francorchamps". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  2. ^ "Oreca Hybrid to be absent from Spa". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2011-05-03. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  3. ^ "OAK Racing LM P1 #24 to miss Spa". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2011-05-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ "1000 KM of Spa: Crashes halt second practice". planetlemans.com. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  5. ^ "1000 KM of Spa: Audi on pole, Peugeot gambles wrong". planetlemans.com. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
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