Spa-Francorchamps hosted the third event of the year for International GT Open. Like at Paul Ricard and Hockenheim, the victories were swept up by Emil Frey Racing and Teo Martín Motorsport as both teams took one win each.
The race on Saturday was won by the #14 Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 14 driven by Mikaël Grenier and Norbert Siedler. The duo took their third win this season after Siedler went from third to first in a matter of minutes during the second half of the one-hour race. The race ended with a heavy rain shower and behind the safety car. Second place went to the #10 SPS Automotive Performance Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Miguel Ramos and Fabrizio Crestani. #59 Teo Martín Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 drivers Martin Kodrić and Henrique Chaves claimed the last step on the podium.
During the formation lap, the Vincenzo Sospiri Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo driven by Frederik Schandorff hit Fran Rueda, forcing the #17 Teo Martín Mclaren to retire with a bent suspension.
Revenge was near, however, as the second race, held on Sunday, was won by the same Teo Martín Motorsport Mclaren 720S GT3 driven by Fran Rueda and Andrés Saravia. It was the second win for the team this season after they won race 2 at the Hockenheimring.
Second place went to the Teo Martín Motorsport’s Kodrić and Chaves — thereby moving into the championship lead by one point over Grenier and Siedler — while third went to the #20 SPS Automotive Performance Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Valentin Pierburg and Tom Onslow-Cole.
Report and photos by Jean Frank.
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