2011 1000 km of Spa

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The 2011 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps was held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on May 7, 2011. It was the second round of the 2011 Le Mans Series season and the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Prior to the race weekend there were up to 60 provisional entries but was shortened to 54 as there were some withdrawals from Aston Martin Racing who withdrew to continue developing their new and struggling AMR-One.[1] It was a similar situation for Hope Racing who were not quite ready to race the new KERS-driven Oreca 01 Hybrid.[2] Other cars had to withdraw from damage prior to the weekend including the No. 24 OAK Racing Pescarolo 01 LMP1 car.[3]

In the second free practice session of the race, the No. 13 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota driven by Jean-Christophe Boullion crashed heavily at Radillon corner. Then shortlyafter the green flag was waved to restart, the No. 8 Peugeot of Pedro Lamy and No. 36 RML Honda of Mike Newton collided with each other. Both Peugeot and Rebellion mechanics had to deal with a late night with the RML car too heavily damaged to take further part in the race weekend.[4]

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying session was stopped early when another heavy impact during the weekend halted proceedings. It was the remaining LMP1 car of OAK Racing that fell victim to the famous Spa-Francorchamps track. Matthieu Lahaye crashed heavily into a barrier resulting in lots of débris being put on the track. The session was red flagged and not restarted. This was bad news for Peugeot who decided to released their cars later on in the session but the red flags meant the two car only set one flying laps each. This resulted in the two cars No. 7 and 9 starting in 13th and 18th overall respectively, with the No. 8 Peugeot starting at the back of the grid for not participating in the qualifying session as it was still being repaired from the practice crash.

The No. 1 Audi driven by Timo Bernhard took pole position with No. 2 and 3 qualifying second and third respectively. Strakka Racing took LMP2 pole only marginally ahead of TDS Racing. In the FLM class, Phil Keen of Neil Garner Motorsport took pole for their car. The No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari starts first in the GTE Pro class while the No. 67 IMSA Matmut Porsche took pole in GTE Am.[5]

Qualifying Result[edit]

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[6]

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest Timo Bernhard 2:01.502 1
2 LMP1 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer 2:01.788 2
3 LMP1 #3 Audi Sport North America Tom Kristensen 2:02.145 3
4 LMP1 #10 Team Oreca-Matmut Nicolas Lapierre 2:05.482 4
5 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Racing Nicolas Prost 2:06.767 5
6 LMP1 #20 Quifel ASM Team Olivier Pla 2:07.290 6
7 LMP1 #16 Pescarolo Team Christophe Tinseau 2:07.528 7
8 LMP1 #15 OAK Racing Matthieu Lahaye 2:07.729 8
9 LMP1 #23 MIK Corse Giacomo Piccini 2:08.821 9
10 LMP2 #42 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 2:10.016 10
11 LMP2 #46 TDS Racing Mathias Beche 2:10.141 11
12 LMP2 #26 Signatech Nissan Franck Mailleux 2:10.474 12
13 LMP1 #7 Peugeot Sport Total Marc Gené 2:10.725 13
14 LMP2 #45 Boutsen Energy Racing Nicolas de Crem 2:11.183 14
15 LMP2 #41 Greaves Motorsport Tom Kimber-Smith 2:11.218 15
16 LMP2 #40 Race Performance Ralph Meichtry 2:11.306 16
17 LMP2 #44 Extrême Limite AM Paris Fabien Rosier 2:11.842 17
18 LMP1 #9 Peugeot Sport Total Simon Pagenaud 2:12.108 18
19 LMP2 #35 OAK Racing Andrea Barlesi 2:12.373 19
20 LMP2 #39 Pecom Racing Pierre Kaffer 2:13.584 20
21 FLM #92 Neil Garner Motorsport Phil Keen 2:13.592 21
22 LMP2 #33 Level 5 Motorsports Christophe Bouchut 2:13.851 22
23 LMP2 #43 RLR msport Rob Garofall 2:14.122 23
24 FLM #91 Hope Racing Nicolas Marroc 2:14.431 24
25 FLM #99 JMB Racing Olivier Lombard 2:17.120 25
26 FLM #93 Genoa Racing Elton Julian 2:18.219 26
27 FLM #95 Pegasus Racing Julien Schell 2:18.757 27
28 GTE-Pro #71 AF Corse Jaime Melo 2:20.743 28
29 GTE-Pro #66 JMW Motorsport Rob Bell 2:20.915 29
30 GTE-Pro #51 AF Corse Giancarlo Fisichella 2:21.086 30
31 GTE-Pro #77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb 2:21.291 31
32 GTE-Pro #55 BMW Motorsport Augusto Farfus 2:21.460 32
33 GTE-Pro #89 Hankook Team Farnbacher Dominik Farnbacher 2:21.779 33
34 GTE-Pro #56 BMW Motorsport Andy Priaulx 2:22.219 34
35 GTE-Pro #76 IMSA Performance Matmut Wolf Henzler 2:22.955 35
36 GTE-Am #67 IMSA Performance Matmut Nicolas Armindo 2:23.007 36
37 GTE-Pro #58 Luxury Racing Anthony Beltoise 2:23.063 37
38 GTE-Am #61 AF Corse Marco Cioci 2:23.269 38
39 GTE-Am #82 CRS Racing Phil Quaife 2:23.485 39
40 GTE-Pro #75 Prospeed Competition Marc Goossens 2:23.639 40
41 GTE-Am #60 Gulf AMR Middle East Fabien Giroix 2:23.727 41
42 GTE-Am #70 Kessel Racing Philipp Peter 2:24.050 42
43 GTE-Am #88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Horst Felbermayr, Jr. 2:24.599 43
44 GTE-Am #50 Larbre Compétition Gabriele Gardel 2:24.773 44
45 GTE-Pro #65 Lotus Jetalliance James Rossiter 2:25.124 45
46 GTE-Am #62 CRS Racing Pierre Ehret 2:25.617 46
47 GTE-Am #63 Proton Competition Christian Ried 2:26.797 47
48 GTE-Pro #59 Luxury Racing Frédéric Makowiecki 2:27.098 48
49 GTE-Am #57 Krohn Racing Tracy Krohn 2:28.677 49
50 LMP1 #8 Peugeot Sport Total No Time 50
51 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Racing No Time 51
52 GTE-Pro #64 Lotus Jetalliance No Time 52
53 GTE-Am #72 AF Corse No Time 53
54 GTE-Pro #79 JOTA No Time 54

Race result[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[7]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7 France Peugeot Sport Total Austria Alexander Wurz
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Spain Marc Gené
Peugeot 908 M 161
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 8 France Peugeot Sport Total France Franck Montagny
France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Nicolas Minassian
Peugeot 908 M 161
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 3 Germany Audi Sport North America United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Audi R18 TDI M 160
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
4 LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 TDI M 159
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
5 LMP1 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Audi R18 TDI M 158
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
6 LMP1 16 France Pescarolo Team France Emmanuel Collard
France Christophe Tinseau
France Julien Jousse
Pescarolo 01 Evo M 156
Judd GV5 S2 5.0 L V10
7 LMP1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Switzerland Neel Jani
France Nicolas Prost
Lola B10/60 M 156
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
8 LMP1 9 France Peugeot Sport Total France Sébastien Bourdais
Portugal Pedro Lamy
France Simon Pagenaud
Peugeot 908 M 155
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
9 LMP1 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Italy Andrea Belicchi
Lola B10/60 M 155
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
10 LMP1 10 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Nicolas Lapierre
France Loïc Duval
France Olivier Panis
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 152
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
11 LMP2 46 Spain TDS Racing Switzerland Mathias Beche
France Pierre Thiriet
United Kingdom Jody Firth
Oreca 03 M 150
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 45 Belgium Boutsen Energy Racing Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Belgium Nicolas de Crem
Oreca 03 D 150
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 42 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Danny Watts
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Nick Leventis
HPD ARX-01d M 150
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
14 LMP2 43 United Kingdom RLR msport United Kingdom Barry Gates
United Kingdom Rob Garofall
United Kingdom Simon Phillips
MG-Lola EX265 D 147
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
15 LMP2 26 France Signatech Nissan France Franck Mailleux
France Soheil Ayari
Spain Lucas Ordoñez
Oreca 03 D 146
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
16 GTE
Pro
51 Italy AF Corse Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 144
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
17 GTE
Pro
89 Germany Hankook Team Farnbacher Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 H 144
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
18 GTE
Pro
56 Germany BMW Motorsport Germany Uwe Alzen
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
BMW M3 GT2 D 144
BMW 4.0 L V8
19 FLM 95 France Pegasus Racing Germany Mirco Schultis
Germany Patrick Simon
France Julien Schell
Oreca FLM09 M 144
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
20 GTE
Pro
55 Germany BMW Motorsport Germany Jörg Müller
Brazil Augusto Farfus
BMW M3 GT2 D 143
BMW 4.0 L V8
21 GTE
Pro
79 United Kingdom JOTA United Kingdom Simon Dolan
United Kingdom Sam Hancock
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 D 141
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
22 GTE
Pro
75 Belgium Prospeed Competition Germany Marco Holzer
Belgium Marc Goossens
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 141
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 FLM 93 United States Genoa Racing Germany Jens Petersen
Ecuador Elton Julian
Germany Christian Zugel
Oreca FLM09 M 141
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
24 GTE
Am
67 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
France Nicolas Armindo
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 140
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
25 GTE
Am
61 Italy AF Corse Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini
Italy Marco Cioci
Belgium Stéphane Lémeret
Ferrari F430 GTE M 140
Ferrari 4.0 V8
26 GTE
Am
50 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
France Julien Canal
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 139
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
27 GTE
Am
63 Germany Proton Competition Germany Christian Ried
Netherlands Niek Hommerson
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 139
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 GTE
Am
88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
United States Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 137
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
29 GTE
Am
62 United Kingdom CRS Racing Germany Pierre Ehret
United Kingdom Shaun Lynn
New Zealand Roger Willis
Ferrari F430 GTE M 137
Ferrari 4.0  V8
30 GTE
Am
70 Switzerland Kessel Racing Poland Michał Broniszewski
Austria Philipp Peter
Ferrari F430 GTE M 135
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
31 GTE
Am
57 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Ferrari F430 GTE D 134
Ferrari 4.0  V8
32 LMP2 35 France OAK Racing France Patrice Lafargue
France Fréderic Da Rocha
Italy Andrea Barlesi
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 134
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
33 GTE
Pro
66 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Rob Bell
United Kingdom James Walker
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 132
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
34 LMP2 40 Switzerland Race Performance Switzerland Michel Frey
Switzerland Ralph Meichtry
France Marc Rostan
Oreca 03 D 132
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
35 GTE
Pro
77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 129
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
36 FLM 92 United Kingdom Neil Garner Motorsport United Kingdom John Hartshorne
United Kingdom Steve Keating
United Kingdom Phil Keen
Oreca FLM09 M 125
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
37 LMP2 41 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport France Gary Chalandon
Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
Zytek Z11SN D 123
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
38 LMP2 44 France Extrême Limite AM Paris France Fabien Rosier
Switzerland Maurice Basso
Switzerland Jean-Marc Luco
Norma M200P D 122
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
39 LMP1 23 Italy MIK Corse Spain Máximo Cortés
Italy Ferdinando Geri
Italy Giacomo Piccini
Zytek 09SC - Hybrid D 174
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
40 GTE
Pro
64 Austria Lotus Jetalliance United Kingdom Martin Rich
Netherlands Oskar Slingerland
Lotus Evora GTE M 119
Toyota (Cosworth) 4.0 L V6
41 FLM 99 Monaco JMB Racing France Manuel Rodrigues
France Jean-Marc Menahem
France Olivier Lombard
Oreca FLM09 M 117
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
DSQ
[citation needed]
FLM 91 Switzerland Hope Racing France Nicolas Marroc
Italy Luca Moro
China Zhang Shan Qi
Oreca FLM09 M 144
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
DNF GTE
Pro
71 Italy AF Corse Brazil Jaime Melo
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 137
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF GTE
Am
82 United Kingdom CRS Racing United Kingdom Phil Quaife
United Kingdom Adam Christodoulou
Netherlands Klaas Hummel
Ferrari F430 GTE M 137
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
NC GTE
Am
60 United Arab Emirates Gulf AMR Middle East France Fabien Giroix
Germany Roald Goethe
United Kingdom Michael Wainright
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 D 108
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 20 Portugal Quifel ASM Team Portugal Miguel Amaral
France Olivier Pla
Zytek 09SC D 106
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
DNF GTE
Am
72 Italy AF Corse United States Robert Kauffman
Portugal Rui Águas
Ferrari F430 GTE M 105
Ferrari 4.0 V8
DNF GTE
Pro
59 France Luxury Racing Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 64
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 39 Argentina Pecom Racing Argentina Matías Russo
Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Lola B11/40 M 60
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP2 33 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Portugal João Barbosa
Lola B08/80 M 59
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
DNF GTE
Pro
65 Austria Lotus Jetalliance United Kingdom James Rossiter
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
SwitzerlandJonathan Hirschi
Lotus Evora GTE M 21
Toyota (Cosworth) 4.0 L V6
DNF GTE
Pro
76 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Patrick Pilet
Germany Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 16
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF GTE
Pro
58 France Luxury Racing France Anthony Beltoise
France François Jakubowski
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 4
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNS LMP1 15 France OAK Racing France Matthieu Lahaye
France Pierre Ragues
France Guillaume Moreau
OAK Pescarolo 01 D -
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNS LMP2 36 United Kingdom RML United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
United Kingdom Ben Collins
HPD ARX-01d D -
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aston Martin Racing to sit out Spa-Francorchamps". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Oreca Hybrid to be absent from Spa". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  3. ^ "OAK Racing LM P1 #24 to miss Spa". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "1000 KM of Spa: Crashes halt second practice". planetlemans.com. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "1000 KM of Spa: Audi on pole, Peugeot gambles wrong". planetlemans.com. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "LMS Spa Provisional Grid" (PDF). Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Race - Provisional Classification" (PDF). lemans-series.com. Le Mans Series. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 


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