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Endurance Cup Leader SMP in Garage With Damage

Points-leading SMP Ferrari in garage for repairs after crash on damp track…

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Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup points leader SMP Racing has hit trouble in the 20th hour of the Total 24 Hours of Spa after contact.

Mikhail Aleshin spun off the edge of a curb, colliding with Oliver Jarvis’ KCMG Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. The Russian was able top bring his Ferrari 488 GT3 back to the garage but with front-end damage.

The AF Corse crew is working on repairing the car which could wrap up the Endurance Cup championship today, depending on its finishing position relative to the No. 563 Orange 1 FFF Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

Aleshin, Davide Rigon and Miguel Molina were in contention for the race win too, running in the top five but benefitting by having already completed their five-minute technical stop.

Defending race winner Christian Krognes is out front for Walkenhorst Motorsport but is yet to make that car’s technical stop, which must be completed by the end of the 22nd hour.

Dinamic Motorsport, which also is yet to make its five-minute stop, runs second, while Audi Sport Team WRT’s Rene Rast is the highest-placed driver whose car had already made the mandatory stop.

A Full Course Yellow was brought out shortly after Aleshin and Jarvis’ contact when Graham Davidson spun his Daiko Lazarus Racing Lamborghini on the run down to the Bus Stop chicane.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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