Sweet Victory At Spa-Francorchamps
Sensational performances over two weekends at Spa-Francorchamps helped Ecurie Ecosse open up a commanding lead in the British GT Championship title race after Marco Attard and Alexander Sims scored their second win of the season in Belgium on the weekend of July 11/12.
Victory in the second of round five’s two races, as well as a fourth place in Saturday’s opening encounter, has helped Attard establish a 23.5 point advantage over the Beechdean Aston Martin of Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam. Alexander Sims is also second in the championship despite missing the previous round.
Two weekends later Ecurie Ecosse were back at the Belgium circuit for the 90th anniversary 24 Hours of Spa, part of the Blancpain Endurance Series. Fuelled by Ragus Pure Sugar Energy, drivers Alasdair McCaig, Andrew Smith, Oliver Bryant and Andrew Sims all played their part in steering the Barwell Motorsport run BMW Z4 GT3 clear of the many serious incidents that marred this year’s edition of the world’s premier GT race.
The result a remarkable seventh overall and second in the Pro-Am class ahead of all the works Aston Martin, Nissan and Bentley entries. This amazing result moves Ecurie Ecosse to second in both the drivers’ and teams’ standing for Pro-Am with just one round remaining.
Fuelled by Ragus Pure Sugar Energy, midnight driver change.
Festival scene that is the Spa 24hrs.
Dramatic Eau Rouge corner.