2019 TCR Spa 500


The 2019 TCR Spa 500 was the first edition of the TCR Spa 500 endurance touring car race. It was promoted by the WSC, the group behind the TCR concept, and Creventic, who promotes the 24H Series.[1][2]

2019 TCR Spa 500
Previous: none Next: 2020
Race details
Date 3–6 October 2019
Official name TCR Spa 500
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium
Course Modern circuit with new pit lane and Bus Stop Chicane (2007–present)
7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Distance Main Race
500 laps / 3,502.00 km (2,176.04 mi) OR
23 hours
Qualifying
Pole
Drivers Gjis Bessem
Christiaan Frankenhout
Harry Hilders
Jaap van Lagen
NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing
2nd
Drivers Pepe Oriola
Tom Coronel
Rik Breukers
Ivo Breukers
Red Camel-Jordans.nl
3rd
Drivers Darryl Clarke
Clint Harvey
Brett Niall
Malcolm Niall
Rory Penttinen
GDL Racing Team Australia
Spa 500
Fastest lap
Drivers Aurélien Comte
Teddy Clairet
Julien Briché
DG Sport Compétition
Time 2:34.616
Podium
First Pepe Oriola
Tom Coronel
Rik Breukers
Ivo Breukers
Red Camel-Jordans.nl
Second Aurélien Comte
Teddy Clairet
Julien Briché
DG Sport Compétition
Third Mikel Azcona
Julien Apotheloz
Fabian Danz
Antti Buri
Kari-Pekka Laaksonen
TOPCAR Sport with Bas Koeten Racing

The race was scheduled for 500 laps of the 7,004 metres (4.352 mi) circuit, for a total of 3,502 kilometres (2,176 mi), with a time-certain finish of 23 hours from the green flag of the race.

The race was won by Red Camel-Jordans.nl with Pepe Oriola, Tom Coronel, Rik Breukers and Ivo Breukers, which completed 454 laps. In second place came DG Sport Compétition with Aurélien Comte, Julien Briché and Teddy Clairet, with third place going to the TOPCAR Sport with Bas Koeten Racing team of Mikel Azcona, Julien Apotheloz, Fabian Danz, Antti Buri and Kari-Pekka Laaksonen.

Teams and drivers


Team Car No. Drivers Class
Holmgaard Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2 Jérimy Daniel Am
Roy Edland
Jonas Holmgaard
Magnus Holmgaard
Rowan Shepherd
AC Motorsport Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 8 Mathieu Detry PA
Vincent Radermecker
Stewart Lines
Stéphane Perrin
GDL Racing Team Australia Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 9 Darryl Clarke Am
Clint Harvey
Brett Niall
Malcolm Niall
Rory Penttinen
Teamwork Huff Motorsport[3] Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 22 Yan Chuang PA
Rainey He[3]
Neric Wei[3]
Andy Yan[3]
852 Alex Hui[3] PA
Samuel Hsieh[3]
Paul Poon[3]
Sunny Wong[3]
Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA León TCR 33 Günter Benninger PA
Peter Gross
Hans Peter Eder
Christian Voithofer
Constantin Schöll
Burton Racing Peugeot 308 TCR 46 Caren Burton Am
Pierre-Yves Corthals[4]
Armand Fumal
Olivier Meurens
Philippe Steveny
Ferda Autosport By QSR Racing[5] Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 54 Chris Allen[5] Am
Lance Bergstein[5]
Ramana Lagemann[5]
Jon Miller[5]
Viper Niza Racing CUPRA León TCR 65 Dominc Ang PA
Fariqe Hairuman
Douglas Khoo
Melvin Moh
Vmax-Engineering Opel Astra TCR 85 Steven Cho PA
Charles Espenlaub
Charles Putman
Ward Sluys
Red Camel-Jordans.nl[6] CUPRA León TCR 101 Ivo Breukers[6] P
Rik Breukers[6]
Tom Coronel[6]
Pepe Oriola[6]
Motorsport developpement Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 102 Pierre-Étienne Chaumat Am
Hervé Maillien
Sebastien Tyhon
Philippe Ulivieri
Lestrup Racing Team Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 110 Peter Fahlström Am
Marcus Fluch
Stefan Nilsson
Mats Olsson
Bas Koeten Racing[N 1]
TOPCAR sport with Bas Koeten Racing[N 1]
NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing[N 1]
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 125 Alex Au Am
Eric Kwong
Eric Lo
Kevin Tse
CUPRA León TCR 131 Mikel Azcona[7] P
Julien Apotheloz
Fabian Danz
Antti Buri
Kari-Pekka Laaksonen
175 Gijs Bessem PA
Christiaan Frankenhout
Harry Hilders
Jaap van Lagen
DG Sport Compétition[8] Peugeot 308 TCR 308 Julien Briché[8] P
Teddy Clairet[8]
Aurélien Comte[8]
Macau PS Racing Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 853 Filipe de Souza Am
Louis Ng
Kelvin Wong
Ryan Wong
Lam Kam San
Source:[9][10]
Icon Class
P Pro Cup
PA Pro-Am Cup
Am Am Cup

Results


Qualifying

Class pole positions in bold.

Pos Class No. Team Drivers Car Time Laps
1 PA 175 NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing Gijs Bessem
Christiaan Frankenhout
Harry Hilders
Jaap van Lagen
CUPRA León TCR 2:37.916 10
2 P 101 Red Camel-Jordans.nl Ivo Breukers
Rik Breukers
Tom Coronel
Pepe Oriola
CUPRA León TCR 2:39.038 7
3 Am 9 GDL Racing Team Australia Darryl Clarke
Clint Harvey
Brett Niall
Malcolm Niall
Rory Penttinen
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2:39.664 10
4 PA 85 Vmax Engineering Steven Cho
Charles Espenlaub
Charles Putman
Ward Sluys
Opel Astra TCR 2:39.761 9
5 PA 8 AC Motorsport Mathieu Detry
Vincent Radermecker
Stewart Lines
Stéphane Perrin
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2:40.271 9
6 PA 33 Wimmer Werk Motorsport Günter Benninger
Peter Gross
Hans Peter Eder
Christian Voithofer
Günther Wiesmeier
CUPRA León TCR 2:40.308 11
7 P 131 TOPCAR Sport with Bas Koeten Racing Mikel Azcona
Julien Apotheloz
Fabian Danz
Antti Buri
Kari-Pekka Laaksonen
CUPRA León TCR 2:40.737 9
8 P 308 DG Sport Compétition Julien Briché
Teddy Clairet
Aurélien Comte
Peugeot 308 TCR 2:40.812 8
9 Am 110 Lestrup Racing Team Peter Fahlström
Marcus Fluch
Stefan Nilsson
Mats Olsson
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2:40.822 11
10 Am 46 Burton Racing Caren Burton
Pierre-Yves Corthals
Armand Fumal
Oliver Meurens
Philippe Steveny
Peugeot 308 TCR 2:41.110 9
11 Am 2 Holmgaard Motorsport Jérimy Daniel
Roy Edland
Jonas Holmgaard
Magnus Holmgaard
Rowan Shepherd
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2:41.444 8
12 Am 853 Macau PS Racing Filipe de Souza
Louis Ng
Kelvin Wong
Ryan Wong
Lam Kam San
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2:43.547 9
13 Am 54 Ferda Autosport by QSR Racing Chris Allen
Lance Bergstein
Ramana Lagemann
Jon Miller
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2:43.973 9
14 PA 22 Teamwork Huff Motorsport Yan Chuang
Rainey He
Neric Wei
Andy Yan
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2:45.727 9
15 PA 852 Teamwork Huff Motorsport Alex Hui
Samuel Hsieh
Paul Poon
Sunny Wong
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2:50.668 5
16 PA 65 Viper Niza Racing Dominic Ang
Fariqe Hairuman
Douglas Khoo
Melvin Moh
CUPRA León TCR 2:50.753 9
17 Am 125 Bas Koeten Racing Alex Au
Eric Kwong
Eric Lo
Kevin Tse
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2:52.932 9
Source:[11]

Race

The minimum number of laps for classification (60% of the overall winning car's race distance) was 273 laps. Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No. Team Drivers Car Time/Reason Laps
1 P 101 Red Camel-Jordans.nl Ivo Breukers
Rik Breukers
Tom Coronel
Pepe Oriola
CUPRA León TCR 23:02:11.018 454
2 P 308 DG Sport Compétition Julien Briché
Teddy Clairet
Aurélien Comte
Peugeot 308 TCR +5 Laps 449
3 P 131 TOPCAR Sport with Bas Koeten Racing Mikel Azcona
Julien Apotheloz
Fabian Danz
Antti Buri
Kari-Pekka Laaksonen
CUPRA León TCR +10 Laps 444
4 PA 65 Viper Niza Racing Dominic Ang
Fariqe Hairuman
Douglas Khoo
Melvin Moh
CUPRA León TCR +13 Laps 441
5 PA 8 AC Motorsport Mathieu Detry
Vincent Radermecker
Stewart Lines
Stéphane Perrin
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR +15 Laps 439
6 Am 46 Burton Racing Caren Burton
Pierre-Yves Corthals
Armand Fumal
Oliver Meurens
Philippe Steveny
Peugeot 308 TCR +18 Laps 436
7 PA 852 Teamwork Huff Motorsport Alex Hui
Samuel Hsieh
Paul Poon
Sunny Wong
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR +26 Laps 428
8
DNF
Am 110 Lestrup Racing Team Peter Fahlström
Marcus Fluch
Stefan Nilsson
Mats Olsson
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Accident/Gravel Trap 424
9
DNF
PA 22 Teamwork Huff Motorsport Yan Chuang
Rainey He
Neric Wei
Andy Yan
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR Retired 409
10
DNF
Am 125 Bas Koeten Racing Alex Au
Eric Kwong
Eric Lo
Kevin Tse
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR Crash 361
11 Am 9 GDL Racing Team Australia Darryl Clarke
Clint Harvey
Brett Niall
Malcolm Niall
Rory Penttinen
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR +98 Laps 356
12
DNF
Am 2 Holmgaard Motorsport Jérimy Daniel
Roy Edland
Jonas Holmgaard
Magnus Holmgaard
Rowan Shepherd
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Engine oil and cooling 319
DNF PA 33 Wimmer Werk Motorsport Günter Benninger
Peter Gross
Hans Peter Eder
Christian Voithofer
Günther Wiesmeier
CUPRA León TCR Crash 225
DNF PA 85 Vmax Engineering Steven Cho
Charles Espenlaub
Charles Putman
Ward Sluys
Opel Astra TCR Fire 187
DNF Am 54 Ferda Autosport by QSR Racing Chris Allen
Lance Bergstein
Ramana Lagemann
Jon Miller
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR Crash 127
DNF Am 853 Macau PS Racing Filipe de Souza
Louis Ng
Kelvin Wong
Ryan Wong
Lam Kam San
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR Crash damage 85
DNF PA 175 NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing Gijs Bessem
Christiaan Frankenhout
Harry Hilders
Jaap van Lagen
CUPRA León TCR Crash 27
Source:[12]

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Notes


  1. Car No. 125 entered as Bas Koeten Racing, car No. 131 entered as TOPCAR Sport by Bas Koeten Racing and car No. 175 entered as NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing.

References


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