For round 5 in the Michelin Le Mans Cup the SPS automotive performance team went to Belgium, to the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Also this weekend they went with high expectations because they know how good the Mercedes AMG GT3 is on this track. Furthermore the team was there 2 weeks before for testing.
The first free practice sessions looked very promising. Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler were able to go a very good pace and constantly moved their AMG GT3 into the top 6. In the last training before the race day they were even on 3rd place.
In general all training days were very clean and you could do all planned test programs.
So you were perfectly prepared for the race day. In the Le Mans Cup it always starts with qualifying. This Qualifying must always drive the bronze classified driver of the team, so it was up to Dexter Müller to set up the car as good as possible for the race. He did the same very well. With P6 in the GT3 class the course was set for a successful race.
The start was also the responsibility of Dexter Müller, whom he designed confidently. In one of his best stints Dexter drove from P6 to P3 and handed over to Yannick in the pit stop. After the stop, Dexter was on P2 with a chance of victory, which was unfortunately cancelled out by 2 drive-through penalties. So in the end, in spite of 2 penalties, we reached P4 in the GT3 class, which shows how much potential there was in the car and how fast both drivers were on the road during the weekend. Nevertheless such unfortunate races are part of motorsport.
The team and the drivers did a great job and deserved a 100% podium.
Now we continue with the season finale of the GT Open in Monza, where the ProAM Championship title fight will be really exciting, before the SPS automotive performance team starts for the last Le Mans Cup round in Portimâo.