Sunday, July 19, 2015

Spa 24 Hours: Sainteloc Racing with two Audis and high hopes

By Tarek Ramchani

The Audi brand will be very well represented at the Spa 24 Hours. One of the many Audi Sport customer racing teams taking part in the Belgian classic is Sainteloc Racing.

The French squad has been loyal to Audi and the R8 LMS since the year 2010. Sainteloc Racing will enter the stellar event of the Blancpain Endurance Series with a pair of Audi R8 LMS ultras in two different classes.

The first car will compete in the upper Pro-Cup class. The #35 Audi R8 LMS ultra will feature a very strong driver line-up. Long time team's regular Grégory Guilvert will be joined by two Audi works driver, Edward Sandström and Marc Basseng. The three drivers are aiming high for the 24-hour race and will battle for the top spots against world class competitors including the other Pro-Cup Audi entries.

Sainteloc Racing second Audi entry will compete in the Am-Cup (former Gentlemen Troph). Only two drivers have been confirmed so far, Michael Blanchemain and Gilles Lallement, both from France. Their-mates will be annouced very soon. The #36 Audi R8 LMS ultra will fight for the class victory against 10 GT3 race cars from BMW, Ferrari and Porsche as well the Audi R8 LMS ultra from Team Parker Racing.

Sainteloc Racing Audis at the Spa 24 Hours:

#35 Audi R8 LMS ultra - Grégory Guilvert / Edward Sandström / Marc Basseng (Pro-Cup)
#36 Audi R8 LMS ultra - Michael Blanchemain / Gilles Lallement / TBA (Am-Cup)

Photo credit: Blancpain GT Series