FIA WEC: Leading Toyota hits trouble, Audi takes victory at Spa

  • FIA WEC, 6 hours of Spa, Audi #8

Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis take the victory for Audi at 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. The trio in the #8 Audi R18 inherited the lead from the #5 Toyota crew, which led for most of the race but retired after four hours and five minutes of racing with engine failure.

Porsche Team’s #2 crew Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb crossed the finish line second, two laps down from Audi, similar to season-opening race at Silverstone. To remind you, they were declared winners at Silverstone after Audi’s winning crew was disqualified. This time, there were no disqualifiation and Audi takes the victory.

FIA WEC, 6 hours of Spa

The #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid finished second

Same as in Silverstone, Rebellion Racing again reached the overall podium after troubles also hit #7 Audi, #1 Porsche and both Toyotas. Drivers of the #13 Rebellion R-One were Alexandre Imperatori, Matheo Tuscher and Dominik Kraihamer.

In the LMP2 class four teams ended the race in the same lap. The #36 Signatech Alpine crew wins ahead of #31 Extreme Speed Motorsports. The #45 Manor team finished third while Silverstone winners in the #43 RGR Sport by Morand car missed the podium and finished in fourth place.

Two AF Corse Ferraris fought for the victory in the GTE Pro class but just few laps before the end the #51 Ferrari 488 GTE hit troubles and dropped in the order, so Davide Rigon and Sam Bird took the win in the #71 AF Corse car. Marino Franchitti, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell took second place for Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK.

The #98 Aston Martin of Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda and Paul Dalla Lana clinched the GTE Am class victory.

Check the full results of 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps


Photos: Audi Media Center, Porsche,

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