2009 24 Hours of Spa

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2009 Total Spa 24 Hours
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The 2009 Total 24 Hours of Spa was the 62nd running of the Spa 24 Hours and the fourth round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship season. The race took place at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps between 25 and 26 July 2009. Joining the FIA GT Championship competitors were cars from numerous national GT series as well as competitors from the FIA GT3 European Championship. This was the last time GT1 machinery was eligible for the race, as well as the last Spa 24 Hours that was part of the FIA GT Championship.

PK Carsport's Anthony Kumpen, Mike Hezemans, Kurt Mollekens, and Jos Menten won the race for the second time for Corvette, leading a Vitaphone Racing Maserati and a Phoenix Racing Audi for the overall podium. The GT2 category was won by AF Corse Ferrari, while the Ford GT of Matech GT Racing won amongst G3 entries.

Report[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying's three sessions were hampered by rain, with the only dry track time coming in the early minutes of the first session. The three Vitaphone Maseratis were able to quickly grab the top positions before the rains came, locking them into that position as no improvements were able to be made in any of the latter wet sessions.[1]

The No. 120 Rossa Corsa Ferrari and No. 11 Full Speed Racing Saleen were required to start from pit lane after they both changed engines following qualifying. The two PMB Motorsports Porsches did not participate in any of the three qualifying sessions and also had to start from pit lane.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[2]

Pos Class Team Lap Time Grid
1 GT1 No.2 Vitaphone Racing Team 2:18.030 1
2 GT1 No.33 Vitaphone Racing Team DHL 2:18.591 2
3 GT1 No.1 Vitaphone Racing Team 2:19.222 3
4 GT1 No.8 Sangari Team Brazil 2:19.530 4
5 GT1 No.3 Selleslagh Racing Team 2:19.670 5
6 GT1 No.40 Marc VDS Racing Team 2:21.881 6
7 GT1 No.4 PK Carsport 2:22.640 7
8 GT1 No.35 Nissan Motorsports 2:24.109 8
9 GT2 No.50 AF Corse 2:25.232 9
10 GT2 No.55 CRS Racing 2:26.349 10
11 G3 No.121 Matech GT Racing 2:26.364 11
12 GT2 No.59 Trackspeed Racing 2:26.471 12
13 GT2 No.77 BMS Scuderia Italia 2:26.584 13
14 GT2 No.51 AF Corse 2:27.245 14
15 GT2 No.70 IMSA Performance Matmut 2:28.038 15
16 GT2 No.60 Prospeed Competition 2:28.133 16
17 G2 No.111 Phoenix Racing 2:28.327 17
18 GT2 No.97 Brixia Racing 2:29.320 18
19 G3 No.172 Barwell Motorsports 2:30.014 19
20 G3 No.145 First Motorsport 2:30.458 20
21 GT2 No.56 CRS Racing 2:30.593 21
22 G3 No.123 Mühlner Motorsport 2:30.648 22
23 G3 No.174 M.P. Sport 2:31.472 23
24 G2 No.118 Gravity Racing International 2:31.601 24
25 G3 No.124 Mühlner Motorsport 2:31.693 25
26 G3 No.122 Matech GT Racing 2:31.796 26
27 GT2 No.99 JMB Racing 2:32.294 27
28 GT2 No.61 Prospeed Competition 2:36.050 28
29 G2 No.116 Jetalliance Racing 2:39.943 29
30 G3 No.120 Rossa Corsa 2:39.981 Pit
31 G3 No.160 Prospeed Competition 2:41.463 30
32 GT1 No.11 Full Speed Racing Team 2:41.902 Pit
33 G2 No.110 G&A Racing 2:52.360 31
34 G3 No.161 Prospeed Competition 2:55.564 32
35 GT2 No.78 BMS Scuderia Italia 2:58.437 33
36 GT2 No.95 PeCom Racing 2:59.646 35
37 G3 No.175 M.P. Garage 3:00.933 34
G2 No.117 PMB Motorsport No Time Pit
G2 No.115 PMB Motorsport No Time Pit

Race[edit]

Following the race, Porsche revealed that all of their cars participating in the GT2 category had used steel sleeves which did not match the homologation papers for the 997 GT3-RSR. The FIA later disqualified all Porsches from the GT2 category for this violation, amending the final race results.[3]

Race result[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[4]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 4 Belgium PK Carsport Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Belgium Kurt Mollekens
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Netherlands Jos Menten
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 559
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
2 GT1 33 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team DHL Belgium Vincent Vosse
Belgium Stéphane Léméret
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
Sweden Carl Rosenblad
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 548
Maserati 6.0 L V12
3 G2 111 Germany Phoenix Racing Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Switzerland Henri Moser
Greece Alexandros Margaritis
Germany Marc Basseng
Audi R8 LMS M 544
Audi 5.2 L V10
4 GT2 50 Italy AF Corse Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Toni Vilander
Brazil Jaime Melo
Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 540
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
5 GT2 56 United Kingdom CRS Racing United Kingdom Rob Bell
United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy
Spain Antonio García
Netherlands Peter Kox
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 528
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
6 GT2 55 United Kingdom CRS Racing Canada Chris Niarchos
United Kingdom Tim Mullen
United Kingdom Phil Quaife
United Kingdom Chris Goodwin
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 525
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
7 G3 121 Switzerland Matech GT Racing Germany Thomas Mutsch
Germany Marc Hennerici
Belgium Maxime Martin
Switzerland Peter Wyss
Ford GT GT3 M 519
Ford 5.0 L Supercharged V8
8 G3 123 Belgium Mühlner Motorsport Belgium Christian Lefort
Belgium François Verbist
Australia Rodney Forbes
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 518
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
9 G3 161 Belgium Prospeed Competition Finland Markus Palttala
Austria Niki Lanik
Belgium David Loix
Netherlands Oskar Slingerland
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 517
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
10 GT1 35 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom Gigawave Motorsport
United Kingdom Darren Turner
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Germany Michael Krumm
Nissan GT-R GT1 M 513
Nissan 5.6 L V8
11 G3 172 United Kingdom Barwell Motorsport Belgium Eddy Renard
Belgium Koen Wauters
Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk
Belgium Julien Schroyen
Aston Martin DBRS9 M 503
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
12 G3 145 Belgium First Motorsport Belgium Christian Kelders
Belgium Philippe Greisch
France Éric Hélary
France Daniel Desbrueres
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 497
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
13 GT1 1 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Andrea Bertolini
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Brazil Alexandre Negrão
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 489
Maserati 6.0 L V12
14 G2 116 Austria Jetalliance Racing Austria Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer
Austria Vitus Eckert
United Kingdom Martin Rich
United Kingdom Ryan Sharp
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup M 487
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
15 GT1 3 Belgium Selleslagh Racing Team Belgium Bert Longin
Belgium Maxime Soulet
France James Ruffier
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 485
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
16 G3 160 Belgium Prospeed Competition Belgium Christophe Kerhove
France Rémy Brouard
France Eric Havette
France Philippe Nozière
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 484
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
17 G3 120 Republic of Ireland Rosso Corsa Republic of Ireland Michael Cullen
Republic of Ireland Paddy Shovlin
United States Mark Patterson
United States Peter Ludwig
Ferrari F430 GT3 P 476
Ferrari 4.3 L V8
18
DNF
GT1 2 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Portugal Miguel Ramos
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Germany Alex Müller
Belgium Eric van de Poele
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 419
Maserati 6.0 L V12
19
DNF
GT2 99 Monaco JMB Racing Switzerland Maurizio Basso
Netherlands Peter Kutemann
United Kingdom John Hartshorne
France Stéphane Daoudi
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 406
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
20
NC
G2 110 Belgium G&A Racing Belgium Guino Kenis
Belgium Michael De Keersmaecker
Belgium Patrick Smets
Belgium Joël Schuybroeck
Mosler MT900R GT3 P 403
Chevrolet LS7 7.0 L V8
21
DNF
GT2 77 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Italy Paolo Ruberti
Italy Matteo Malucelli
Italy Diego Romanini
Germany Kenneth Heyer
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 329
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
22
NC
GT1 40 Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team Belgium Renaud Kuppens
Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Eric De Doncker
Ford GT1 M 318
Ford 5.0 L V8
23
DNF
GT2 51 Italy AF Corse Spain Álvaro Barba
Italy Niki Cadei
Argentina Matías Russo
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 316
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
24
DNF
G3 174 France M.P. Racing
France Sport Garage
France Romain Brandela
France Gaël Lesoudier
France Thierry Prignaud
France André Alain Corbel
BMW Alpina B6 GT3 M 288
BMW 4.4 L Supercharged V8
25
DNF
G3 122 Switzerland Matech GT Racing Brazil Alexandre Funari Negrão
Brazil Constantino de Oliveira Jr.
Brazil Luiz Clemente Lunardi
Brazil Andreas Mattheis
Ford GT GT3 M 272
Ford 5.0 L Supercharged V8
26
DNF
G3 124 Belgium Mühlner Motorsport Germany Jürgen Häring
Germany Achim Dürr
Germany René Bourdeaux
Greece Dimitrios Konstantinou
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S M 234
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
27
DNF
G2 117 Belgium PMB Motorsport Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann
France Philippe Ullman
France Gilles Vannelet
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
Porsche 996 GT2-R P 159
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
28
DNF
GT1 11 Austria Full Speed Racing Team Belgium Robert Dierick
Belgium Carlo van Dam
Netherlands Arjan van der Zwaan
Netherlands Rob van der Zwaan
Saleen S7-R P 128
Ford 7.0 L V8
29
DNF
G2 118 Belgium Gravity Racing International Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Belgium Vincent Radermecker
Belgium Loris de Sordi
China Ho-Pin Tung
Mosler MT900R GT3 M 65
Chevrolet LS7 7.0 L V8
30
DNF
GT1 8 Brazil Sangari Team Brazil Brazil Enrique Bernoldi
Brazil Roberto Streit
Netherlands Xavier Maassen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 55
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
31
DNF
G2 115 Belgium PMB Motorsport France Gérard Tremblay
France Dominique Nury
France Christophe Lapierre
France Jean-Charles Perrin
Porsche 996 GT2-R P 26
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
32
DNF
G3 175 France M.P. Racing
France Sport Garage
France Michaël Petit
France Ange Barde
France Pascal Hugot
Germany Valentin Hummel
BMW Alpina B6 GT3 M 3
BMW 4.4 L Supercharged V8
33
DNF
GT2 78 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Italy Fabio Babini
Italy Christian Pescatori
Italy Marcello Zani
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 3
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
34
DNF
GT2 95 Argentina PeCom Racing Team
Italy AF Corse
Italy Lorenzo Casè
Monaco Cédric Sbirrazuoli
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 3
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
DSQ GT2 97 Italy Brixia Racing Italy Luigi Lucchini
Austria Martin Ragginger
Germany Marco Holzer
United States Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 535
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 61 Belgium Prospeed Competition Netherlands Paul van Splunteren
Netherlands Raymond Coronel
Netherlands Niek Hommerson
Belgium Louis Machiels
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 527
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 60 Belgium Prospeed Competition France Emmanuel Collard
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
United Kingdom Sean Edwards
Hong Kong Darryl O'Young
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 526
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 59 United Kingdom Trackspeed Racing United Kingdom Tim Sugden
United Kingdom David Ashburn
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 486
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ GT2 70 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
France Patrick Pilet
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 425
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Müller and Bruni on pole after wet qualifying". FIA GT Championship. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Combined Qualifying". FIA GT Championship. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Oschersleben and Spa results finalised". FIA GT Championship. 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Race Result". FIA GT Championship. 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 


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