Daniel Serra’s podium in the 24 hours of Business.  Mercedes wins #88

Daniel Serra’s podium in the 24 hours of Business. Mercedes wins #88

Third place for Daniel Serra at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, valid for GT World Challenge Europe and IGTC. The three-time Stock champion, along with Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon, won another important result for both championships in the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo #71 of Iron Lynx. The trio had consistent races and even led throughout Sunday. He took the flag 46s926 behind the winners: Raffaele Marciello, Jules Gounon and Dani Juncadella, and Mercedes AMG GT3 #88 from the Akkodis ASP team.

This year’s edition of the Belgian classic was marked by good weather. During the night, the fatal crash of the #16 Porsche 911 GT3R (Earl Bamber Motorsport) at the Blanchimont corner damaged the protective barriers and caused the race direction to stop for almost an hour for repairs. The driver left the car without serious injuries.

Farfus and Nasr

At this stage, the lead was the #98 BMW M4 GT3 of Rowe Racing, with Augusto Farfus, Nick Yelloly and Nicky Catsburg. The car from Paraná closed the first half of the race in the lead and remained in the top five until the 21st hour, when a puncture in the left rear tire caused the trio to fail. Still, they finished sixth, on the same lap as the winning Mercedes.

Felipe Nasr and the EMA Motorsport #74 Porsche 911 GT3R (with Matt Campbell and Mathieu Jaminet) broke into the top 10 in the early stages to finish 22nd. The trio of Valentino Rossi (Audi R8 GT3 #46/WRT) completed the race in 17th place.

Ferrari 488 GT3 #52 (Costantini/Machiels/Bertolini/Rovera) was the winner in ProAm. In the Gold Cup, the women’s quartet of Ferrari 488 GT3 #83 of Iron Lynx (Rahel Frey / Sarah Bovy / Michelle Gatting / Doriane Pin) won. Audi R8 #30 (Neubauer/Simmenauer/Goethe) was best in the Silver Cup.

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