The weekend in Spa is a really challenging one. It’s a special track and at some point, there is always some rain.
Of course the track was sunny until five minutes before the start of our first qualifying session when it was starting to pour down in the whole sector 2 – and sector 2 only. This was making it even harder for our drivers after both practice sessions were shortened after some red flags. After being one of the first teams to change to rain tires, Laura Kraihamer made it up to P11 (out of 41 GT4 cars) as we were racing together with the British GT, also being the fastest women on the track. “The car felt really good, I was really confident in what I was doing” she told us afterwards.
The rain had already stopped in Q1, leaving a drying track to the second drivers. Jamie Vandenbalck had to fight with the car as it was getting dryer and dryer but still not dry enough to change tires back to slicks again. “It was really strange to drive with rain tires through a dry Eau Rouge” said Jamie after his stint.
Jamie made it on P12 in the Pro-Qualifying, which leads to an overall P9 starting position. For this endurance race, the average of both drivers is counting for the starting grid, which shows that our team is really well balanced.