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The 2012 WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on May 5, 2012. It was the second round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Following the cancellation of the Zolder round of 2012 European Le Mans Series season, some ELMS teams were invited to enter the race.[1] Two major entries on the original entry list withdrew from the event before the race week: the No.7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid due to a testing accident, and the new Pescarolo 03 of Pescarolo Team, due to a delay in production.[2]

Contents

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[3]

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Allan McNish 2:01.579 1
2 LMP1 #4 Audi Sport Team North America Marco Bonanomi 2:02.093 2
3 LMP1 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest Marcel Fässler 2:02.232 3
4 LMP1 #3 Audi Sport Team Joest Loïc Duval 2:02.705 4
5 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Racing Neel Jani 2:04.234 5
6 LMP1 #21 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 2:04.636 6
7 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Racing Andrea Belicchi 2:05.078 7
8 LMP1 #22 JRM Karun Chandhok 2:06.946 8
9 LMP1 #17 Pescarolo Team Sébastien Bourdais 2:06.954 9
10 LMP1 #15 OAK Racing Guillaume Moreau 2:07.504 10
11 LMP2 #25 ADR-Delta John Martin 2:09.302 11
12 LMP2 #32 Lotus James Rossiter 2:09.343 12
13 LMP2 #38 Jota Sam Hancock 2:09.634 13
14 LMP2 #24 OAK Racing Oliver Pla 2:09.656 14
15 LMP2 #31 Lotus Renger van der Zande 2:09.833 15
16 LMP2 #49 Pecom Racing Soheil Ayari 2:09.965 16
17 LMP2 #41 Greaves Motorsport Elton Julian 2:10.656 17
18 LMP2 #35 OAK Racing Bas Leinders 2:10.875 18
19 LMP2 #45 Boutsen Ginion Racing Jack Clarke 2:11.052 19
20 LMP2 #44 Starworks Motorsport Enzo Potolicchio 2:11.185 20
21 LMP2 #48 Murphy Prototypes Warren Hughes 2:11.266 21
22 LMP2 #26 Signatech Nissan Pierre Ragues 2:11.520 22
23 LMP2 #40 Race Performance Ralph Meichtry 2:11.667 23
24 LMP2 #23 Signatech Nissan Olivier Lombard 2:12.078 24
25 LMP2 #28 Gulf Racing Middle East Stefan Johansson 2:14.297 25
26 LMP2 #29 Gulf Racing Middle East Jean-Denis Délétraz 2:15.537 26
27 LMP2 #43 Extrime Limite ARIC Philippe Haezebrouck 2:17.810 27
28 GTE Pro #59 Luxury Racing Frédéric Makowiecki 2:19.770 28
29 GTE Pro #51 AF Corse Giancarlo Fisichella 2:20.143 29
30 GTE Pro #97 Aston Martin Racing Stefan Mücke 2:20.227 30
31 GTE Pro #77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb 2:20.251 31
32 GTE Pro #71 AF Corse Andrea Bertolini 2:20.885 32
33 GTE Am #67 IMSA Performance Matmut Nicolas Armindo 2:21.640 33
34 GTE Am #81 AF Corse Marco Cioci 2:21.975 34
35 GTE Am #58 Luxury Racing Gunnar Jeannette 2:22.062 35
36 GTE Am #50 Larbre Compétition Julien Canal 2:22.534 36
37 GTE Am #70 Larbre Compétition Jean-Philippe Belloc 2:22.542 37
38 GTE Am #61 AF Corse-Waltrip Rui Águas 2:23.116 38
39 GTE Am #55 JWA-Avila Markus Palttala 2:24.035 39
40 GTE Am #88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Christian Ried 2:25.358 40
41 GTE Am #57 Krohn Racing Tracy Krohn 2:26.763 41
42 LMP2 #30 Status GP Did Not Participate

RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance (112 laps) marked as Not Classified (NC).[4]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 3   Audi Sport Team Joest   Romain Dumas
  Loïc Duval
  Marc Gené
Audi R18 ultra M 160
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   André Lotterer
  Marcel Fässler
  Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 160
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 4   Audi Sport North America   Oliver Jarvis
  Marco Bonanomi
Audi R18 ultra M 159
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
4 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 159
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
5 LMP1 12   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Neel Jani
  Nick Heidfeld
Lola B12/60 M 156
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 13   Rebellion Racing   Andrea Belicchi
  Harold Primat
Lola B12/60 M 155
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
7 LMP1 21   Strakka Racing   Nick Leventis
  Jonny Kane
  Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03a M 154
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
8 LMP2 38   Jota   Sam Hancock
  Simon Dolan
Zytek Z11SN D 151
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 25   ADR-Delta   John Martin
  Robbie Kerr
  Tor Graves
Oreca 03 D 151
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 48   Murphy Prototypes   Warren Hughes
  Jody Firth
  Brendon Hartley
Oreca 03 D 151
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 35   OAK Racing   David Heinemeier Hansson
  Bas Leinders
Morgan LMP2 D 150
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
12 LMP1 22   JRM   Peter Dumbreck
  David Brabham
  Karun Chandhok
HPD ARX-03a M 150
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
13 LMP2 45   Boutsen Ginion Racing   Bastien Brière
  Jack Clarke
  Jens Petersen
Oreca 03 D 149
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMP2 28   Gulf Racing Middle East   Fabien Giroix
  Maxime Jousse
  Stefan Johansson
Lola B12/80 D 148
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
15 LMP1 17   Pescarolo Team   Nicolas Minassian
  Sébastien Bourdais
Dome S102.5 M 147
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
16 LMP2 41   Greaves Motorsport   Christian Zugel
  Ricardo González
  Elton Julian
Zytek Z11SN D 147
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
17 LMP2 24   OAK Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Olivier Pla
  Matthieu Lahaye
Morgan LMP2 D 144
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
18 LMGTE
Pro
77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 144
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Giancarlo Fisichella
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 144
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Pro
59   Luxury Racing   Frédéric Makowiecki
  Jaime Melo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 143
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
21 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Andrea Bertolini
  Olivier Beretta
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 141
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
67   IMSA Performance Matmut   Anthony Pons
  Nicolas Armindo
  Raymond Narac
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 139
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 LMP2 29   Gulf Racing Middle East   Keiko Ihara
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lola B12/80 D 139
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
24 LMGTE
Am
88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Christian Ried
  Gianluca Roda
  Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 139
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
25 LMP2 49   Pecom Racing   Luís Pérez Companc
  Soheil Ayari
  Pierre Kaffer
Oreca 03 D 139
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
26 LMGTE
Am
81   AF Corse   Piergiuseppe Perazzini
  Marco Cioci
  Matt Griffin
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 138
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
27 LMGTE
Am
50   Larbre Compétition   Patrick Bornhauser
  Julien Canal
  Fernando Rees
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 137
Corvette 5.5 L V8
28 LMGTE
Am
58   Luxury Racing   Pierre Ehret
  Frankie Montecalvo
  Gunnar Jeannette
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 137
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
29 LMP2 32   Lotus   Luca Moro
  Kevin Weeda
  James Rossiter
Lola B12/80 D 137
Lotus 3.6 L V8
30 LMP2 26   Signatech-Nissan   Pierre Ragues
  Nelson Panciatici
  Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03 D 136
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
31 LMGTE
Am
55   JWA-Avila   Paul Daniels
  Joël Camathias
  Markus Palttala
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR P 134
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
32 LMGTE
Am
57   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
  Michele Rugolo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 129
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
33 LMP2 23   Signatech-Nissan   Franck Mailleux
  Jordan Tresson
  Olivier Lombard
Oreca 03 D 128
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
34 LMP2 44   Starworks Motorsport   Ryan Dalziel
  Enzo Potolicchio
  Stéphane Sarrazin
HPD ARX-03b D 123
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP1 15   OAK Racing   Guillaume Moreau
  Dominik Kraihamer
  Bertrand Baguette
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 151
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP2 31   Lotus   Thomas Holzer
  Mirco Schultis
  Renger van der Zande
Lola B12/80 D 124
Lotus 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP2 43   Extrême Limite ARIC   Philippe Haezebrouck
  Philippe Thirion
Norma M200P D 83
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP2 40   Race Performance   Michel Frey
  Jonathan Hirschi
  Ralph Meichtry
Oreca 03 D 45
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
70   Larbre Compétition   Christophe Bourret
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 39
Corvette 5.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Stefan Mücke
  Adrián Fernández
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 11
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNS LMGTE
Am
61   AF Corse-Waltrip   Robert Kauffman
  Brian Vickers
  Rui Águas
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNS LMP2 30   Status GP   Alexander Sims
  Yelmer Buurman
  Romain Iannetta
Lola B12/80 D
Judd HK 3.6 L V8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Six ELMS Teams at Spa". europeanlemansseries.com. 13 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ "WEC Spa Preview". speedtv.com. 1 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Race Starting Grid" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  4. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Race Final Classification" (PDF). fiawec.alkamelsystems.com. Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013.


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