TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa


The world’s biggest GT3 race


Historic 1-2 in the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa

With 14 Mercedes-AMG GT3s and 51 drivers, nine Customer Racing Teams competed in the 2022 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa. 

After the last overall win to date in 2013, Mercedes-AMG Team AKKODIS ASP with Jules Gounon (FRA), Daniel Juncadella (ESP) and Raffaele Marciello (SUI) secured the long-awaited next win in the world’s biggest GT3 race on the 31st of July. 

Second place for Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed with Maximilian Götz (GER), Steijn Schothorst (NED) and Luca Stolz (GER) rounded out a historic 1-2 for Mercedes-AMG at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The #55 Mercedes-AMG GT3 run by Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM, had an alternative strategy, was also in contention for overall honours for a long time and eventually was classified in fourth place.

The teams in the various classes also had reason to celebrate: SPS automotive performance won the Bronze Cup, SunEnergy1 by SPS secured runner-up spot in the Pro-Am class and SKY – Tempesta Racing was classified in third place of the Gold Cup that was run for the first time.

With this result, the “Coupe du Roi” for the most successful manufacturer also went to Affalterbach. 

After the clean sweep of the top three in the Bathurst 12-hour race in May, Mercedes-AMG remains in the lead of the Intercontinental GT Challenge manufacturers’ standings after this weekend. Gounon and Juncadella are in first place of the drivers’ standings, Kenny Habul and Martin Konrad are leading the Pro-Am category. 

Next year the Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa will take place from 28 - 30 July. More Information on the Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa on the homepage of the event.

Result Mercedes-AMG GT3, TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa 2022*:

Pos.

overall

Pos.

Class

Nr.
 

Car
 

Team
 

Drivers
 

laps
 

1.

1.

Pro

88

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team AKKODIS ASP

Jules Gounon (FRA)
Daniel Juncadella (ESP)
Raffaele Marciello (SUI)

536

2.

2.

Pro

2

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Maximilian Götz (GER)
Steijn Schothorst (NED)
Luca Stolz (GER)

536

3.

3.

Pro

71

Ferrari 488 GT3

Iron Lynx

Antonio Fuoco (ITA)
Daniel Serra (BRA)
Davide Rigon (ITA)

536

4.

4.

Pro

55

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM

Maximilian Buhk (GER)
Maro Engel (GER)
Mikaël Grenier (CAN)

536

...

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.

5.

Silver

90

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Madpanda Motorsport

Ezequiel Perez Companc (ARG)
Patrick Kujala (FIN)
Oscar Tunjo (COL)
Sean Walkinshaw (GBR)

528

26.

3.

Gold

93

Mercedes-AMG GT3

SKY – Tempesta Racing

Eddie Cheever (ITA)
Christopher Froggatt (GBR)
Jonathan Hui (CHN)
Loris Spinelli (ITA)

527

28.

2.

Pro-Am

75

Mercedes-AMG GT3

SunEnergy1 Racing by SPS

Dominik Baumann (AUT)
Philip Ellis (SUI)
Kenny Habul (AUS)
Martin Konrad (AUT)

527

31.

5.

Gold

44

Mercedes-AMG GT3

GetSpeed

Patrick Assenheimer (GER)
Michael Blanchemain (FRA)
Axel Blom (FIN)
Jim Pla (FRA)

524

34.

1.

Bronze

20

Mercedes-AMG GT3

SPS automotive performance

Reema Juffali (KSA)
George Kurtz (USA)
Tim Müller (GER)
Valentin Pierburg (GER)

514

DNF

DNF

Gold

57

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Winward Racing

Lucas Auer (AUT)
Lorenzo Ferrari (ITA)
Jens Liebhauser (GER)
Russell Ward (USA)

429

DNF

DNF

Silver

87

Mercedes-AMG GT3

AKKODIS ASP Team

Thomas Drouet (FRA)
Tommaso Mosca (ITA)
Casper Stevenson (GBR)

367

DNF

DNF

Silver

4

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Haupt Racing Team

Frank Bird (GBR)
Jannes Fittje (GER)
Jordan Love (AUS)
Alain Valente (SUI)

333

DNF

DNF

Gold

5

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Haupt Racing Team

Hubert Haupt (GER)
Arjun Maini (IND)
Gabriele Piana (ITA)
Florian Scholze (GER)

193

DNF

DNF

Silver

3

Mercedes-AMG GT3

GetSpeed

Sébastien Baud (FRA)
Valdemar Eriksen (DEN)
Jeff Kingsley (CAN)

199

DNF

DNF

Silver

777

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Al Manar Racing by HRT

Al Faisal Al Zubair (OMA)
Axcil Jefferies (ZIM)
Daniel Morad (CAN)
Fabian Schiller (GER)

58

*excerpt subject to confirmation by the organiser.

Continuation of the pole streak and a 1-2 in Silver Cup in 2021

For Mercedes-AMG Motorsport, the 73rd running of the classic was a special occasion: 50 years earlier, Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz had finished a sensational 2nd overall with the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG in the 1971 24-hour race and also secured victory in their class. That laid the foundation for the AMG legend. Ever since, the race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps has had its fixed place in Mercedes-AMG’s motorsport history and is an important consistent element in the customer sports programme. With the #88 car, Raffaele Marciello (ITA) posted the fastest lap time in the Super Pole session, so that a Mercedes-AMG GT3 started the race from pole position like in the two years before already. In the race itself, both his team and the Mercedes-AMG Team HRT with the #4 car lacked the necessary bit of racing luck. Following technical issues, both cars retired early. The best-placed Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the 2021 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa was the #89 AKKA ASP Team entry with drivers Lucas Auer (AUT), Timur Boguslavskiy (RUS) and Felipe Fraga (BRA) in tenth place overall. In the Silver Cup classification, Madpanda Motorsport and Toksport WRT made it a 1-2 for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport.

1-2 in the Silver Cup and a top ten result in 2020

In extremely difficult conditions, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport achieved a respectable result in the 2020 Total 24 Hours of Spa. The best-placed GT3 from Affalterbach was the Mercedes-AMG Team HRT entry with Vincent Abril (FRA), Maro Engel (GER) and Luca Stolz (GER): the trio with the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 finished in seventh place after 527 laps. The #88 Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP entry dominated the first half of the race. However, damage resulting from a collision led to retirement for Timur Boguslavskiy (RUS), Felipe Fraga (BRA) and Raffaele Marciello (ITA). In the Silver Cup classification of the 24-hour race, two Customer Racing Teams came out on top: with the #5 Mercedes-AMG GT3, Haupt Racing Team secured the class win with Sergej Afanasiev (RUS), Michele Beretta (ITA), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Gabriele Piana (ITA). Indy Dontje (NED), Philip Ellis (SUI) and Russell Ward (USA) finished second in class with the #84 HTP-Winward Motorsport car. 

Victory in 2013 and the ‘Grand Slam’ win

In the 65th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa in the year 2013, Mercedes-AMG achieved a historic feat: with the 100th race win of an SLS AMG GT3 since the start of the Customer Racing Programme in 2010, the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach was crowned as the winner at Spa-Francorchamps for the first time. After victories in the GT races at Dubai and Bathurst as well as the win at the Nürburgring, the success in the Belgian Ardennes marked the fourth title in a GT3 endurance racing classic within just one season. Maximilian Buhk, Maximilian Götz and Bernd Schneider (all GER) for HTP Motorsport cemented the so-called ‘Grand Slam’ in a thrilling race. With a time of 2m 21.861s, Schneider also drove the fastest race lap.