The 2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup heads to Belgium for Round 2 of the series with a 2-hour race on Saturday 8 August on the awesome 7km circuit at Spa-Francorchamps.
Twenty three cars will make the trip to the Ardennes, with 17 LMP3 and 6 GT3s due to line up on the grid on Saturday afternoon for what promises to be an exciting and action packed race. The grid of 14 teams and 46 drivers will represent 17 nations from all corners of the world.
LMP3: Glorieux and Hörr Going for Gold in Belgium
2017 LMP3 champion Jean Glorieux returned to the cockpit for the first time in Le Castellet and now the Belgian driver will race at home as the championship leader, alongside his German teammate and reigning LMP3 champion Laurents Hörr, after their victory in Le Castellet in the no3 DKR Engineering Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan.
The LMP3 grid features three Belgian drivers and two Belgian teams, with the no98 Motorsport98 Ligier of Eric De Doncker and his French teammate Dino Lunardi getting a good run in Le Castellet to claim second at the end of the first 2-hour race of the season.
Belgian team Mühlner Motorsport made their Michelin Le Mans Cup debut in Le Castellet with Belgium’s Tom Cloet and his German teammate Moritz Kranz finishing just off the podium in 4th place last time out, an impressive performance for the double bronze crew after starting 16th on the grid.
The no26 Graff Ligier-Nissan of Matthias Kaiser and Rory Penttinen also had a good run in France, finishing third to claim the final podium place.
GT3: Who Can Stop Piccini and Mastronardi at Spa?
The 2019 GT3 champion Giacomo Piccini got his title defence off to a great start in le Castellet with victory alongside his Italian teammate Rino Mastronardi in the no8 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3.It wasn’t an easy race by any means and the Italian pairing had to fight hard for the win.
In Belgium they will face the challenge from five other Ferraris with the main challenge coming from the no67 Kessel Racing 488 of Murod Sultanov and Paolo Ruberti, who finished second in France, and the third placed no77 Iron Lynx Ferrari of Claudio Schiavoni and Andrea Piccini. The no74 Kessel Racing Ferrari of Michael Broniszewski and David Perel will also be a strong contender in Belgium and look out for the no9 Iron Lynx Ferrari of the all-female crew of Deborah Meyer and Michelle Gatting.
CLICK HERE for the provisional entry list for Round 2 of the 2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup at Spa-Francorchamps.