The Kaspersky Ferrari of Marco Cioci leads the Spa 24 Hours by 3 seconds from Connor Di Phillipi after six hours. Multiple cautions mean the top six are covered by less than ten seconds.
The #55 pulled away in the first hour when Giancarlo Fisichella was at the wheel, but Mirko Bortolotti and his #63 car undercut the Ferrari. The #63 then led until the #55 jumped the Grasser Car during the pitstops.
One of the more significant neutralisation was due to a colossal yet unusual shunt from Pasin Lathouras. Debris was spewed everywhere and the Ferrari looked rather worse for wear after the crash. Lathouras, on the other hand, was fine, fare a few small bruises.
The #1 Audi, the #117 Porsche and the #84 Mercedes were all factors for the race win, but the former two suffered from penalties and the #84’s race ended when Jimmy Eriksson had a shunt. Penalties, particularly for track limits, have not been in short supply this race. Some cars have racked up as many as three penalties, while Bortolotti took just 14 minutes to get two warnings for abuse of track limits.
The #16 Mercedes worked its way into the lead of pro-am and now leads comfortably. Maxime Gotz is currently in the car, keeping touch with the overall leaders. The #888 leads the am class, partially due to the fact they have not accrued any penalties.