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ROWE BMW Continues to Lead as Parker Bentley Crashes

ROWE Racing leads as Parker Bentley crashes…

Photo: BMW Motorsport

Photo: BMW Motorsport

The No. 99 ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 continues to lead the Total 24 Hours of Spa, as Ian Loggie crashed his No. 24 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 on top of the tire barriers at Les Combes.

Loggie’s car could be recovered quite easily, although the barriers sustained some damaged, which should result in another lengthy safety car period.

It was Maxime Martin who was in the lead at the time in the ROWE BMW, that’s been taking control of the race for a couple of hours now.

The gap to the chasing No. 6 Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Frank Stippler came slightly down to under 40 seconds, while the non factory No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is still in third with Dries Vanthoor behind the wheel.

Bentley Team M-Sport now has both cars in the top-five, with the No. 8 Continental GT3 making up good ground after losing time early on with two drive-through penalties.

The first of the factory supported Mercedes-AMG GT3 is now firmly in the to- ten, with the championship contending No. 84 AMG-Team HTP Motorsport of Maxi Buhk, Dominik Baumann and Jazeman Jafaar in P10 at the eight-hour mark.

Vincent Wouters (@VinceWouters) is a Belgium-based sports car racing reporter, providing coverage primarily of the Blancpain GT Series.

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