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11 Things You May Have Missed From The 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps

1: First WEC wins for four drivers, Oliver Jarvis, Lucas di Grassi, Stephane Richelmi and Gustavo Menezes.


2: Dunlop shod teams appeared on every podium for the first time in the FIA WEC and with a first GTE class win, the Spa race was also Dunlop’s fourth overall podium since the WEC began.


3: The #2 Porsche has now finished no lower than second in the last five FIA WEC races.


4: Spa was the first win for the Alpine A460 badged version of the Oreca 05 LMP2 Coupe, the second for the marque and for Signatech.


5: Pedro Lamy extends his GTE AM class winning record to 10 races in the FIA WEC. Paul Dalla Lana’ seventh class win lifts him to a clear second in the all-time WEC GTE Am class wins tally.


6: The same three cars finished on the podium in GTE AM in consecutive races. The #98 Aston Martin crew leads the points chase with 44 to the #83 Ferrari’s 43 courtesy of the bonus point earned by scoring pole position at Spa!


7: It was the first retirement for Gianmaria Bruni since Shanghai in 2014 and James Calado’s first ever retirement from a WEC race (though James did not start the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours after a serious practice shunt).


8: Consecutive class wins for the #71 in GTE Pro and #13 in LMP1 Privateer. With a double pole for the #71 too that means that these two crews are the only ones with a 100% record in the points standings (there is no point for LMP1 Privateer pole).


9: A first appearance on an FIA WEC podium for Manor WEC and for #45 drivers Matt Rao and Roberto Merhi. (The #45 car does not score team points but the drivers are eligible for the Drivers Championship).


10: A second consecutive second place in class for the #31 Tequila Patron ESM Ligier Nissan actually leaves them third in the title race, a single point behind RGR by Morand and Signatech Alpine who are tied in the lead on 37 points to the #31 squad’s 36!


11: The #12 Rebellion R-One AER has never posted a retirement since the team returned to competition with their new engine at Le Mans last year.