***After taking victory in the Blancpain Sprint Series Moscow Main Race with one-off blue livery to support the Only Watch Charity Auction, Bentley Team HTP will again compete in a different guise this weekend. The two Continental GT3s sport the black and red of team partner ALD Automotive. Vincent Abril, Mike Parisy and Harold Primat will share the red No. 84 car, while the black liveried entry is the home of Clemens Schmid, Fabian Hamprecht, Max van Splunteren and two-time Pro-Am Cup champion Louis Machiels.
***Two of the BMW Z4 GT3s that will compete at the Total 24 Hours of Spa will stand out from the crowd as a result of their unique liveries. The No. 9 entry of Alex Zanardi, Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler will feature a cartoon-style design, as an homage to the iconic Belgian comic series about racing driver “Michel Vaillant.” The hood of the BMW Z4 GT3 will be adorned with portraits of the three BMW drivers, while the caption “Vrooaaw” is written on the side of the car.
***Furthermore, the design of one of the three BMW Z4 GT3s fielded by BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS will raise awareness of the “Belgian Foundation against Cancer.” The car will be easily recognizable by the bright colored boxing gloves on each corner of the car. The two regular Marc VDS entries will also feature a small of number of fighting gloves.
***While the colors of Audi’s roster of factory entered R8 LMS remain largely unchanged from the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, the previous-generation No. 3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 LMS ultra of Robin Frijns, Stéphane Richelmi and Jean-Karl Vernay will trade in the traditional matte black for Leopard’s light blue, with event partner Total also taking in a prominent place at the front of the car.
***The third Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 to be entered by Black Falcon will sport a silver livery with fluorescent yellow accents, almost identical to the No. 2 car it ran in the Nürburgring 24 in May. Andreas Simonsen and Adam Christodoulou once again team up in this car, with local hero Nico Verdonck joining the duo.
***Meanwhile MRS GT Racing will switch from pale blue to bright red on the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 of Martin Plowman, Craig Dolby and Sean Walkinshaw.
***At Nissan GT Academy Team RJN the Paul Ricard-winning No. 23 GT-R NISMO GT3 will race in its regular red, white and black color scheme, but the Pro Am Cup entered No. 22 Nissan, which has run in black since the start of the season, will look rather different at Spa. NISMO indicated today that the car will take on the retro blue, red and white livery that was also seen on the No. 21 LMP1 at Le Mans earlier this year.
— Nissan NISMO (@NISMO) July 20, 2015