Monday, July 28, 2014

Spa 24 Hours: Emotional second for Team Parker Racing in 24-hour debut with Audi

By Tarek Ramchani

The Audi brand had a very successful race at the Total 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. A great overall victory with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT and strong performances from all four customer teams in the different classes.

Team Parker Racing who entered the Gentlemeb Trophy class in the stellar event of the Blancpain Endurance Series performed very well. The British Audi team took an emotional second place with their white and green #22 Audi . Not bad for a team debuting in 24-hour endurance races with the all conquering R8 LMS ultra.

The car was shared by Ian Loggie, Leonid Machitski, Carl Rosenblad and Julian Westwood. The four drivers were among the strongest in a very demanding field.

Team Parker Racing achieved an amazing 28th place overall (out of 61 entries) and were right behind the winning #51 Ferrari 458 GT3 from team AF Corse in their class.

With strong results at the Spa 24 Hours, Team Parker Racing is now third in the overall Gentlemen Trophy teams' standing with 58 points. Ian Loggie and Julian Westwood are fifth the drivers standing with 50 points each.

The British will be back at the Nurburgring, the season finale of the Blancpain Endurance Series and a special 1000km event.

Photo credit: Audi Media