Dani Juncadella covers 24 hours of Spa


The Spanish Dani Juncadella (Mercedes) won the 74th edition of the 24 hours of Spa, at the Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, with the Swiss Raffaele Marciello and the french Jules Gounon.

The team of Juncadella, who turned 31 years old in May, started on pole after a penalty in Lamborghini from Caldarelli, Pepper and Mapelli.

A McLaren 188 accident driven by the Portuguese Henrique Chavez with six hours to spare, he changed the script for this event on the world GT calendar dominated by the BMW 98 (Catsburg, Farfus and Yelloly).

The work on the track to restart the race took about an hour, the teams opted for different strategies and Gounon made time for the Mercedes 88 with a very good performance behind the tire

A puncture by the BMW 98 -sixth at the end of the race- ended the road to victory for the Juncadella team.

Marciello successfully drove to the finish line of the Belgian circuit, where Mercedes, after 536 laps of the circuit, signed a double in this endurance test.

It could have been a hat trick for the German brand, but it was thwarted by the Ferrari 71, which has Antonio Fuoco in command, gaining position on the last lap.

Michael Molina was ninth in a Ferrari and Albert Costawith a Lamborghini, had an accident that caused him to abandon his team.

The Italian Valentino Rossi, With nine motorcycling world championship titles under his belt, he finished seventeenth behind the wheel of an Audi R8.

Source: La Verdad


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