|9 'o clock sharp the rumble of a M5 straight six reviberates in the Parking garage, RfH has entered the house, all team members including the "retiree to be" are in full LMS final dresscode. Let the games begin :)
SATURDAY 09:00 RfH ENTERS THE HOUSE
SATURDAY 11:00 TECH CONTROL LMS STYLE
One by one the teams are called in for their technical inspection performed by these "LMS officials"
for the finals we asked all drivers to follow a certain dress code, so far 10 drivers have arrived in suit and tie.
SATURDAY 14:00 QUALIFICATION
Qualifying has been completed, Bad Boys (Philip Kremer) racing took a blistering pole position with a 9.470 for thier Audi R8R open LMP. The second
fastest were 2 GT's, an ex equo between the RFH Aston Martin DBR9 (Nick de Wachter) and GMS racing's (Stefan Kuhn) Corvette C6R.
1st 9,470 Bad Boys Audi R8 (LMS Class 1)
2nd 9,730 RFH Aston Martin DBR9 (FIA GT1)
3rd 9,730 GMS Corvette C6R (FIA GT1)
4th 9,877 Vikings Courage C60 (LMS Class 1)
5th 10,009 Matchbox Audi R8 (LMS Class 1)
6th 10,086 Franspeed Mercedes CLR (LMS Class 1)
7th 10,137 White Mouse Masserati MC12 (FIA GT1)
8th 10,268 Bandit BMW V12 LMR (LMS Class 1)
9th 10,288 GPS Ferrari F430 (FIA GT2)
10th 10,299 Smokey Audi R8 (LMS Class 1)
11th 10,337 Dart Ferrari F550 (FIA GT1)
SATURDAY 14:45 Preparing for the start
After the quali we experience some database problems, Henrik Hasager and Stefan Kuhn try to fix the race computer. Its done and that even without a
call to the Help desk (Ralf Meyer)
SATURDAY 14:55 Warm up heat 1
All cars are on the grid, in the 2 minute warmup team come into the pits for a last check up. Most clean their tyres and ad a bit of oil on the
bearing. Its called perfoming a last minute Voodoo.
SATURDAY 15:00 Start of heat 1
Dart Racing makes good for their bad qualification by taking an early lead.
After the first lane GPS leads (92 laps) followed by White mouse (91 laps) and Smokey and Dart battling for third (90laps) & Bandit trials in 5th (89
The first heat have completed all lanes ranking is Smokey (516 laps) leads followed by and GPS (487 laps) and Dart (480 laps) White mouse is 4th (478
laps) & Bandit trials in 5th (441 laps)
The next group of cars is now forming on the grid start is at 17:00
2hrs ago the second group started their race, immidiately Bad Boys and RfH took the lead followed by Matchbox. The Bad boys Audi LMP clearly the
fastest and safest car on the track. But suprisingly the Dutch GT manages to keep track. Depending on who's driving the Aston can match the LMP's
for lap times but not for consistancy. on average they loose 1 to 2 laps per lane, a normal difference between an LMP and a GT. At the beginning of
the run Franspeed was struggeling to find grip for their low slung CLR, but after a couple of lanes they get into the groove and start chasing the
Matchbox Audi R8 for 3rd.
Vikings Courage C60 pits early with light troubble, GMS also has several pitstops to find the source of a mysterious noise coming from the Corvette,
it turns out their Motor mount had come loose due to some heavy hits from behind. Because of these problems they fall far behind and stand to loose
their place in the fastest group. Looks like White Mouse (Mc12) and GPS (F430) will make the move to the fast heat.
SATURDAY 19:30 NIGHTFALL AT SPA FRANCHORCHAMPS
Smokey, DART, VIKINGS, & BANDIT and GMS racing started their nightrun 10 minutes ago . GMS immidiately pits for new tyres and a once over, this time
the front axle has come loose.
SATURDAY 21:00 END OF FIRST NIGHTHEAT
The first heat has finished their Night race, in the last 12 minutes it has been very busy in trhe Pitss as this was the last moment teams could make
one of their mandatory tyre changes. Youngest driver Marcel Kuhn has been flying on lane 3 making good 11 laps, so they are just behind team Bandit
Night laps 1st heat
Dart 393 laps,
Smokey 389 laps
Bandit 352 laps,