The TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa, which this year takes place from October 22 to 25, is the highlight of the season in the Endurance Cup within the GT World Challenge Europe. SPS automotive performance lines up with an international squad of drivers in the PRO-AM class at the endurance classic in Belgium.
Willsbach – Together with the 24-hour classics in Le Mans and at the Nürburgring, the iconic race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is one of the most famous motorsport events in the world. Held for the first time in 1924, the endurance race is currently the biggest GT3 race in the world. Last year, more than 70 GT3 cars lined up at the Ardennes Rollercoaster, as the circuit is also known. SPS automotive performance will take on this challenge for the first time this year. The 2020 race was postponed from July to the end of October due to the coronavirus situation.
In Valentin Pierburg (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT), two regular SPS automotive performance drivers will share the cockpit of the #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3. Pierburg and Baumann are team-mates for SPS automotive performance in the Sprint Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe and will now take on the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa together.
George Kurtz and Colin Braun complete the quartet of drivers. The two Americans have been driving for Crowdstrike Racing in the GT World Challenge America since 2019 and last weekend won the PRO-AM class at the Indianapolis 8 Hour, which forms part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
SPS automotive performance lines up in Belgium with a special livery, which is based on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team cars. Crowdstrike, a partner of the Willsbach-based team in this race, is also a cooperation partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. The livery is intended to form a bridge between Formula 1 and the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa.
The lights go green at the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa at 15:30 (local time) on October 25.