- Five-way fight for glory in second Fanatec GT2 European Series outing at Spa
- Filip Sladecka and Stefan Rosina steal last-lap outright win to double up in Belgium
- Gianluca Giorgi and Alessandro Baccani take Am class victory
True Racing by Reiter Engineering sealed a dream weekend in the fourth round of the Fanatec GT2 European Series, thanks to Filip Sladecka and Stefan Rosina snatching a second outright win of the day at Spa-Francorchamps.
The #15 KTM X-BOW duo delivered a stand-out performance to fend off a four-car attack for the lead, and clawback an extra 10 seconds spent in the pits, to close in and pull off a last-lap pass on the Brabham Automotive Factory Racing BT63 GT2 Concept.
Gianluca Giorgi and new team-mate Alessandro Baccani claimed the Am honours to give Ebimotors Porsche their first class win since the opening round at Imola, after keeping the LP Racing’s Leonardo Gorini at bay.
Five-way fight unfolds at Spa
The second Fanatec GT2 European Series race of the day was a closely-fought affair from the outset and it soon became a three-car drag race between the pole-sitting Brabham, #18 LP Racing Audi and #15 KTM into La Source for the first time.
With Fjordbach pushed wide, the Brabham tumbled down the order to rejoin in ninth, whilst Stefan Rosina charged from third to lead the Audi trio of LP Racing, PK Carsport and High Class Racing. But it was far from a repeat of the #15’s dominant race one win, with Rosina unable to pull out any breathing space from the pursuing pack.
Fjordbach swiftly mounted the Brabham’s recovery charge to move his way up to fifth by the end of lap five and begin to hunt down the leaders, whilst back at the front Saelens was trying every which way to try and pass Erhart for second.
Despite the Audis being embroiled in battle, Rosina was unable to pull out little more than a half second advantage and, come lap seven, only 1.1s covered the top trio as Michael Vergers and Fjordbach also threatened to join the party.
That was until the #15 KTM slowed with an issue, allowing Erhart to take the lead and set off on clear track as the pit window opened. Fjordbach also still had time for one more charge to take Vergers and Saelens to lie second before his stop.
A mighty out-lap from Brabham’s Kevin Weeda then saw the Swiss driver pick off both the #18 and #5 Audis in quick succession to take BT63 GT2 Concept to the front of the field. But with the #15 KTM back on song, Sladecka was soon back up to second and piling the pressure on Weeda – finally making a last lap move to take a second win of the weekend.
Weeda’s stellar stint was rewarded with third podium finish of the season, ahead of Saelens in third and Rusteika fifth.
A faultless drive from Gianluca Giorgi ensured Ebimotors returned to their Am class winning ways in seventh overall. LP Racing’s Leonardo Gorini equalled his best finish of the season so far with second, just 0.4s ahead of class leader and stable-mate Henry Hassid.
Peter Guelinckx and Bert Longin overcame a challenging weekend on home soil to finish eighth and fifth in Pro-Am, comfortably ahead of Kris Rosenberger and Sehdi Sarmini, while Luca Pirri and Stéphane Ratel completed the top ten.
Doppelmayr and Klaus Angerhofer then completed the Am top six.