Zytek Wins Stormy Spa 1000

Zytek Engineering has claimed the opening win of the Le Mans Endurance Series in a fog and rain affected 1000 Kilometres of Spa

Zytek Wins Stormy Spa 1000

The team, with drivers John Nielsen, Hayanari Shimoda and Casper Elgaard, outlasted challenges from Pescarolo Sport and Team Oreca as well as dealing with inclement weather and visibility of less than 100 metres that put paid to both rounds of the British Formula Three series.

Emmanuel Collard in the Pescarolo led away at the start from Stephane Ortelli in the Oreca Audi R8, with the pair running strongly ahead of the pack. Three hours later Ortelli claimed the lead, but teammate Jean Marc Gounon ran off behind the safety car.

The Pescarolo lost time to Zytek during an extended pitstop under one of the many safety car periods, as well as due to an inadvised call to run on slick tyres.

The new Lola B05/40 AER LMP2 scored its first class victory by running for two hours on each tank of fuel, stopping only three times against while the French Courage team having to stop twice as often.

FIA GT Champions BMS Scuderia Italia won the GT1 category, while TVR claimed a 1-2 in the GT2 class.

1000 Kilometres of Spa - Race Results

Pos Cl   Drivers                               Make                 Time         Laps Gap
 1. LMP1 Shimoda H/Nielsen J/Elgaard C         Zytek 04S            6:00:48.389  132
 2. LMP1 Bouillon JC/Collard F/Comas E         Pescarolo C60        6:02:45.225  131   1
 3. LMP1 Short M/Barff J/Ickx V                Dallara Judd         6:01:32.213  127   5
 4. LMP1 Michigami R/Wakisaka J/Ara S          Dome S101 HB Mugen   6:01:08.291  126   6
 5. LMP2 Berridge B/Evans G/Owen P             Lola AER             6:02:04.924  124   8
 6. GT1  Gollin F/Ramos M/Cressoni M           Ferrari 550 M        6:02:14.651  123   9
 7. LMP2 Tinseau C/Pillon C/Amorin N           Courage Mecachrome   6:02:11.983  121  11
 8. GT2  Hughes W/Kane J/Tomlinson L           TVR Tuscan T400R     6:01:06.592  120  12
 9. GT1  Fomenko N/Vasiliev A/Bouchut C        Ferrari 550 M        6:02:49.944  120  20
10. GT2  Hynes M/Pearce P/Temtleman J          TVR Tuscan T400R     6:02:58.909  119  13
11. GT2  Groppi F/Moccia L/Camathias J         Porsche 996 GT3 RS   6:02:59.385  119  14
12. GT2  Collin P/Felbermayr S/Felbermayr J    Porsche 996 GT3 RS   6:01:15.717  117  15
13. GT2  Rosa G/Drudi L/Babini F               Ferrari 360 Modena   6:01:17.701  117  15
14. GT1  Pescatori C/Bartyan M/Seiler T        Ferrari 550 M        6:01:18.151  117  15
15. GT2  Lambert Y/Lefort C/Palltala M         Porsche 996 GT3 RSR  6:01:22.377  116  16
16. LMP2 Rostan M/Bruneau P/Peugeot JP         Pilbeam JPX          6:03:03.354  115  17
17. GT2  Hartshorne J/Stanton R/Eagling D      TVR Tuscan T400R     6:01:23.319  113  19
18. LMP2 Newton M/Erdos T                      MG Lola EX 264       6:03:08.998  113  20
19. GT2  Petersen J/Leutwiller N/Lueders JD    Porsche 996 GT3 RS   6:03:20.514  113  20
20. LMP2 Ugeux S/Prospero M                    Lucchini Alfa        6:02:37.565  111  21
21. LMP2 Gosselin Cy/Ojjeh K/Vosse V           Courage C65 Ford     6:01:42.440  105  27
22. GT2  Noel S/Houzelot B                     Porsche 996 GT3 R    6:03:37.850  104  28
23. GT2  Kirkaldy A/Kinch N                    Ferrari 360 Modena   5:30:05.514   98  34
24. LMP2 Randaccio R/Mancini F                 Tampolli McLaren     5:48:51.713   98  38
25. GT1  Sutherland R/Gabbiani Gm/Cole R       Saleen S7R           6:01:42.694   89  43
26. GT2  Yamagashi Y/Jones A/Pompidou X        Porsche 996 GT3 RS   4:21:03.916   85  47
27. GT1  Perret P/Emeric JB/Leuenberger B      Chrysler Viper       3:29:33.608   63  69

Did Not Finish
Pos Cl   Drivers                               Make                 Time         Laps Gap
7 . LMP1 Minassian N/Campbell Walter           DBA 03S Judd         5:25:39.498  115   17
4 . LMP1 Ortelli S/Gounon JM                   Audi R8              5:01:04.592  109   23
18. LMP1 Krumm M/Barbosa J/Thompson A          Dallara Nissan       4:25:03.219   96   36
37. LMP2 Belmondo P/Andre D/Iannetta R         Courage C65 Ford     4:26:18.705   89   43
35. LMP2 Hillebrand V/Deman L/Leroch JF        Courage C65 Judd     4:53:04.823   86   46
89. GT2  Nielsen LE/Thyrring T/Ehret P         Porsche 996 GT3 RSR  4:23:34.336   83   49
66. GT1  Bobbi M/Ruberti P/Lemeret S           Saleen S7R           3:44:56.186   76   56
53. GT1  Kaufmann W/Van De Poele E             Porsche 996 Turbo    3:47:18.799   64   68
6 . LMP1 Magnussen J/Moller J/Keen J           Lister Storm LMP     2:27:46.885   51   81
98. GT2  Daniels P/Gooding D/Lavaggi G         Porsche 996 GT3 RS   2:21:16.170   43   89
88. GT2  Cocker J/Sugden T                     Porsche 996 GT3 R    2:03:11.061   39   93
85. GT2  Van Merksteijn P/Munsterhuis F        Spyker C8 Spyder GT2 1:42:34.147   31  101
9 . LMP1 Hignett S/Stack J/Kurosawa H          Zytek 04S            1:10:05.479   28  104
67. GT1  Pergl R/Enge T                        Ferrari 550 M        1:10:59.580   26  106
96. GT2  Barazi J/Vergers M                    Porsche 996 GT3 RSR  1:14:27.450   26  107
45. LMP2 Peroni PG/Savoldi M                   Lucchini XV Judd     1:09:43.991   24  108
68. GT1  Kutemann P/Gosse A/Hugenholtz H       Ferrari 575 GTC      1:10:01.866   23  109
13. LMP1 Cochet J/Frei A/Vann C                Courage C60          0:54:08.379   20  112
21. LMP2 Maury Laribiere JL/Belloc JP/Briere B Courage Mecachrome   0:40:05.715   14  118
30. LMP2 Bennett P/Primat F/Fisken G           Courage C65 Judd     0:21:30.996    8  124
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