The TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa once again forms the highlight of this year’s Endurance Cup in GT World Challenge Europe. This weekend, SPS automotive performance starts with two Mercedes-AMG GT3 and an international line-up at the endurance classic in Belgium.
The 73rd edition of the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps is once again one of the highlights of the global motorsport calendar this year. Roughly 60 GT3 cars will battle it out twice around the clock at the legendary Ardennes Rollercoaster, as the Belgian circuit is also known. This makes the endurance classic, which was first held in 1924, the biggest GT3 race in the world. SPS automotive performance is taking on this year’s challenge with two GT3 cars from Mercedes-AMG.
The black #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3 lines up in the Pro-Am class with the same drivers as last year. Regular drivers Valentin Pierburg (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) will be joined in a quartet by Americans George Kurtz and Colin Braun. Kurtz and his partner Braun also drive a Mercedes-AMG GT3 together in GT World Challenge America, where they are currently second in the Pro-Am standings. Pierburg and Baumann, who are contesting the full season together in GT World Challenge Europe, lead the Pro-Am class in the sprint category after three races. The duo could score valuable points towards the overall and endurance competitions in GT World Challenge Europe at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
The silver #40 car starts in the Silver Cup. Yannick Mettler, Miklas Born (both SUI), Jordan Love (AUS) and Lance David Arnold (GER) will alternate at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 throughout the 24 hours. The trio of Mettler, Born and Love starts in the Endurance Cup in the 2021 season of GT World Challenge Europe and will be supported by the experienced Lance David Arnold this weekend. The man from Duisburg is an expert in many GT3 cars and has enjoyed success in many endurance races for SPS automotive performance in recent years.
The SPS automotive performance cars will sport the latest Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team livery when they take to the track at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, and in subsequent races. The design sees team partner Crowdstrike, which is also a partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, highlight synergies between Formula 1 and the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa.
The lights will finally go green at the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa on 31st July at 16:30 CEST.