The official poster and full timetable for the 2019 Spa 24 Hours have been published. SRO has confirmed that 70 GT3 cars from 1 different manufacturers are on the entry for the 22-28 July event.
The final entry will be confirmed during the test days for the event on 2/3 July.
The poster has been created by renowned French illustrator Guillaume Lopez, whose extensive list of motor racing work has featured brands, teams and drivers from across the sport. What’s more, Lopez spent several years as an illustrator for the iconic French comic creation Michel Vaillant.
There are echoes of that style in this year’s poster which prominently depicts the #107 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3, placing the British marque at centre stage in the year that it celebrates its centenary.
Alongside the #107 Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes-AMG and Lamborghini are also depicted against a backdrop that is unmistakably Spa.
As well as the official poster, the timetable for this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa has also been revealed, beginning on Monday 22 July when a track day will take place on the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Returning for a second year and organised in collaboration with three-time Total 24 Hours of Spa winner Marc Duez, this will give members of the public the chance to drive their own car on the world’s greatest race track.
It will be followed on Tuesday 23 July by the first official session, with the Bronze Test taking place at 14.55. Attention moves off the circuit on Wednesday 24 for the annual parade from the circuit to Spa town centre, culminating in an autograph session that always draws vast crowds into the streets to meet the stars of the race.
From Thursday 25 July the attention shifts back to matters on-track. This year’s event features a number of high-level support series, including the new and improved Formula Renault Eurocup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, and an impressive 50-car field for Championnat de France FFSA GT, GT4 France. All three will run on Thursday, alongside a busy day of practice and qualifying for the Total 24 Hours of Spa contenders
The new GT2 concept will launch with a one-make race at Spa. A field of Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport machines will tackle a pair of 30-minute contests, the first on Friday 26 July at 17.00 and a second the following day at 13.15.
Formula Renault, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Championnat de France FFSA GT will also compete on Friday and Saturday, while the decisive Super Pole session for the 24 Hours is scheduled for 18.30 on Friday evening.
On Saturday 27 July as the Total 24 Hours of Spa begins its 71st running at 16.30. This year it will run for the 19th time since making the successful crossover to GT rules in 2001.