Saturday, July 25, 2009
As suggested by the title, today it's the big one for GT racing, as the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will start at 16 pm (GMT +1).
After some problematic qualifying sessions interrupted by heavy rain, it's time to show what each car and team can do. Maserati brought there three MC12s as opposed to the usual two cars fighting for the last GT Championship in which we could see this mighty car.
Next year as you may know rules will change drastically, and all of the present cars couldn't run anymore. Up to now there are only three cars eligible for the 2010 Championship, being the Matech Ford GT1, the Nissan GT-R GT1 and the yesterday unveiled right at Spa, Reiter Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 R-SV.
The Aston Martin DBR9, Masarti MC12, Reiter Murcielago R-GT, Corvette C6.R and Saleen S7-R won't race anymore.
It's a real shame I think, as they surely still have a lot of potential, but who are we to decide?
It's also an event in which to see Jacque Villeneuve racing again, this time in a Mosler MT900, and to assist to the racing debut of the Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4, entered by team AF Corse.
As a commemorative occasion, I'd like to "broadcast", or better to post a streaming video of the 24 of Spa, but since it seems the race isn't gathering much attention, I could need you help to find a streaming.
Let's see what we can do now, we still have 4 hours to the start of the race!
Photo Copyright: Royal Automobile Club of Belgium