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CP Racing Bow Out With 12H Spa Victory

American Mercedes-AMG squad victorious in its final Hankook 24H Series appearance…

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CP Racing took victory in the Hankook 12H Spa-Francorchamps, coming out on top in what was the American squad’s final start in the Hankook 24H Series.

The No. 85 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Shane Lewis and Joe Foster completed the twelve-hour race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps with a lap advantage over the No. 1 HAAS RT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II driven by Gregory Servais, Xavier Knauf and Tim Mueller.

It was the fourth overall 24H Series victory for the team in its final championship appearance, having been one of Creventic’s stalwart teams.

The No. 80 Car Collection Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R of Antares Au, Jonathan Hui and Kevin Tse completed a comeback drive to overcome a two-lap deficit to round out the overall podium.

Its sister car, meanwhile, finished 18th overall after losing time to a driveshaft failure during the second portion of the race on Sunday.

Herberth Motorsport’s No. 91 Porsche, which led at the overnight intervention in the hands of Ralf Bohn, Scott Noble and Jason Hart finished fourth after a spin into the barriers at Pouhon set it back.

The No. 90 E2P Racing Porsche, spearheaded by 2016 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour winner Alvaro Parente and co-driven by Pablo Burguera and Antonio Sainero, completed the overall top five and picked up the GT3 Pro-Am win in the process.

In the GT4 class, the No. 416 Buggyra ZM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Aliyyah Koloc, David Vrsecky and Adam Lacko picked up a second consecutive class victory.

It won by a lap over the No. 424 Lionspeed GP Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport in the hands of Jose Garcia, Daniel Miller, Patrick Kolb and Dennis Bohn.

Hamofa Motorsport completed the class podium with its No. 419 BMW M4 GT4 driven by Rob Verhoeven, Kris Verhoeven and Mark Verhoeven.

RESULTS: Hankook 12H Spa-Francorchamps

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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