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Easy methods to watch the 2024 Spa 24 Hours: schedule, line-up and extra

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The Spa 24 Hours celebrates its a centesimal anniversary in 2024, with a whopping 67 automobiles set to deal with the world-famous occasion famend as one of many hardest in motorsport.

BMW squad Rowe Racing arrive because the defending occasion winners, after its M4 GT3 of Philipp Eng, Marco Wittmann and Nick Yelloly claimed victory by 11.1 seconds in 2023 forward of the ASP group’s Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Rowe additionally took victory within the first GT World Problem Europe Endurance Cup occasion of the yr at Paul Ricard courtesy of Augusto Farfus, Dan Harper and Max Hesse in April.

However given the dimensions of the grid and the way lengthy the race is, a back-to-back win on the occasion which varieties a part of each the Intercontinental GT Problem and GTWCE Endurance is very uncommon. The final time it occurred was in 2006, 5 years earlier than the present GT3 period started.

It actually is simply too near name and the scene is about to be one other thriller at Spa-Francorchamps. Right here is how and when to look at the motion.

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Can Eng, Wittmann and Yelloly repeat their 2023 success for ROWE?

Picture by: BMW AG

When is the 2024 Spa 24 Hours?

  • Date: Saturday 29 June – Sunday 30 June
  • Begin time: 3:30pm BST/4:30pm native time

The 2024 Spa 24 Hours begins on Saturday 29 June at 3:30pm in the UK and 4:30pm native time. It’s then scheduled to complete at 3:30pm BST and 4:30pm native on Sunday 30 June to cap off 4 consecutive days of monitor motion in Belgium.

It begins with free apply on Thursday 27 June, the place drivers will begin a 90-minute session at 10:20am BST (11:20am native time) earlier than pre-qualifying that afternoon. Pre-qualifying is successfully one other free apply, this time lasting for 60 minutes, nevertheless the outcomes from this session will decide Saturday’s grid if qualifying for any motive can’t occur.

Thursday is about to be very busy, as pre-qualifying is simply the second of 4 classes taking place that day. What follows is qualifying, as a consequence of begin at 7:35pm BST (8:35pm native time) which is able to consist of 4 15-minute classes the place one driver from every automobile will contest a distinct half. Three-driver crews skip Q1.

The common lap time throughout the classes establishes the order, with qualifying figuring out who begins from twenty first downwards as the highest 20 quickest automobiles progress to Friday’s Tremendous Pole Shootout.

Earlier than then, nevertheless, is a 90-minute apply session at 9:25pm BST (10:25pm native) on Thursday which provides groups the prospect to check their automobiles at night time, usually essentially the most difficult a part of the race given the decreased visibility and drop in temperature.

Friday is all about Tremendous Pole. A 30-minute session starting at 2:45pm BST (3:45pm) entails every group nominating a driver to set two flying laps, with one of the best time being recorded. This can decide the highest 20 grid spots, whereas there may be additionally a 30-minute warm-up session at 7:10pm BST (8:10pm native) on Friday night earlier than the race begins the next day.

#51 AF Corse - Francorchamps Motors Ferrari 296 GT3: Alessio Rovera, Robert Shwartzman, Nicklas Nielsen

#51 AF Corse – Francorchamps Motors Ferrari 296 GT3: Alessio Rovera, Robert Shwartzman, Nicklas Nielsen

Picture by: Eric Le Galliot

What are the timings for the 2024 Spa 24 Hours?

Listed here are the total timings for this week’s Spa 24 Hours:

Date

Session

Begin time

Thursday 27 June

Free apply

10:20am BST/11:20am native time

Thursday 27 June

Pre-qualifying

3:30pm BST/4:30pm native time

Thursday 27 June

Qualifying

7:35pm BST/8:35pm native time

Thursday 27 June

Night time apply

9:25pm BST/10:25pm native time

Friday 28 June

Tremendous Pole Shootout

2:45pm BST/3:45pm native time

Friday 28 June

Heat-up

7:10pm BST/8:10pm native time

Saturday 29 June

Race begin

3:30pm BST/4:30pm native time

Sunday 30 June

Race ends

3:30pm BST/4:30pm native time

How can I watch the 2024 Spa 24 Hours?

The Spa 24 Hours is on the market to look at through Motorsport.tv, which is able to reside stream qualifying, Tremendous Pole, the race warm-up and the primary occasion which suggests the apply classes should not being broadcast. On Saturday, there can even be a one-hour build-up to the race whereas shortly after the 24-hour contest has completed, Motorsport.tv will add highlights of the motion.

Motorsport.tv‘s protection is on the market worldwide – apart from in Japan – and this yr’s Spa 24 Hours will be watched through the platform without spending a dime.

Date

Session

Channel

Protection from

Thursday 27 June

Qualifying

7:30pm BST/8:30pm native time

Friday 28 June

Tremendous Pole Shootout

2:40pm BST/3:40pm native time

Friday 28 June

Heat-up

7:10pm BST/8:10pm native time

Saturday 29 June

Race

2:30pm BST/3:30pm native time

Race action

Race motion

Picture by: AG Picture

Reside stream hyperlinks for the 2024 Spa 24 Hours

Listed here are the totally different hyperlinks for every session that’s out there through Motorsport.tv:

Qualifying: https://motorsport.tv/gt-world/video/round-4-24-hours-of-spa-qualifying/192376 

Tremendous Pole Shootout: https://motorsport.tv/gt-world/video/round-4-24-hours-of-spa-super-pole-shootout/192377 

Heat-up: https://motorsport.tv/gt-world/video/round-4-24-hours-of-spa-warmup/192375 

Spa 24 Hours: https://motorsport.tv/gt-world/video/round-4-24-hours-of-spa-race/192378 

Entry listing for the 2024 Spa 24 Hours

The Spa 24 Hours is break up throughout 5 classes: Professional, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Professional-Am. Eligibility is set by the FIA grading system.

The Professional class, the highest-ranked class, has no restrictions on driver grading. However within the Gold class, a most of three gold-rated drivers should pair up with one silver; whereas the Silver class might comprise totally of drivers with that grading. 

A most line-up of platinum-silver-silver-bronze is permitted within the Bronze Cup, whereas within the Professional-Am class, groups should subject a driver line-up that consists of not more than two platinum and two bronze drivers.

#17 Scherer Sport PHX Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II: Luca Engstler, Kelvin Van Der Linde, Nicki Thiim

#17 Scherer Sport PHX Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II: Luca Engstler, Kelvin Van Der Linde, Nicki Thiim

Picture by: SRO

For this yr’s Spa 24 Hours, 9 producers might be represented. Mercedes has essentially the most automobiles entered with 14, forward of Porsche on 12, Audi with eight and 7 for Ferrari. Aston Martin, BMW, Lamborghini and McLaren all have six automobiles competing, whereas there is only one Ford Mustang GT3.

Automobile Quantity

Workforce

Automobile

Drivers

Professional – 24 automobiles

2

Mercedes-AMG Workforce

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Jules Gounon

Fabian Schiller

Luca Stolz

7

Comtoyou Racing

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Mattia Drudi

Marco Sorensen

Nicki Thiim

9

Boutsen VDS

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Thomas Drouet

Maximilian Gotz

Ulysse de Pauw

22

Schumacher CLRT

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Dorian Boccolacci

Ayhancan Guven

Laurin Heinrich

23

Phantom International Racing

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Joel Eriksson

Jaxon Evans

Thomas Preining

28

HAAS RT

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Simon Gachet

Jan Heylen

Dennis Lind

32

Workforce WRT

BMW M4 GT3

Sheldon van der Linde

Dries Vanthoor

Charles Weerts

34

Walkenhorst Motorsport

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Henrique Chaves

Ross Gunn

David Pittard

46

Workforce WRT

BMW M4 GT3

Raffaele Marciello

Maxime Martin

Valentino Rossi

48

Mercedes-AMG Workforce

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Lucas Auer

Maro Engel

Daniel Morad

51

AF Corse

Ferrari 296 GT3

Alessandro Pier Guidi

Davide Rigon

Alessio Rovera

63

Iron Lynx

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2

Mirko Bortolotti

Matteo Cairoli

Andrea Caldarelli

64

Proton Competitors

Ford Mustang GT3

Christopher Mies

Dennis Olsen

Frederic Vervisch

71

AF Corse

Ferrari 296 GT3

Vincent Abril

Thomas Neubauer

David Vidales

92

SSR Efficiency with Herberth

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Matt Campbell

Mathieu Jasmine

Frederic Makowiecki

96

Rutronik Racing

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Julien Andlauer

Sven Muller

Patric Niederhauser

98

Rowe Racing

BMW M4 GT3

Philipp Eng

Marco Wittmann

Nick Yelloly

99

Tresor Attempto Racing

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Alex Aka

Ricardo Feller

Christopher Haase

130

Mercedes-AMG Workforce

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Ralf Aron

Daniel Juncadella

Frederik Vesti

159

Storage 59

McLaren 720S GT3 Evo

Tom Gamble

Benjamin Goethe

Dean MacDonald

163

Grasser Racing Workforce

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2

Marco Mapelli

Jordan Pepper

Franck Perera

911

Pure Rxcing

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Klaus Bachler

Alex Malykhin

Joel Sturm

992

HubAuto Racing

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Kevin Estre

Patrick Pilet

Laurens Vanthoor

998

Rowe Racing

BMW M4 GT3

Augusto Farfus

Dan Harper

Max Hesse

Gold – 6 automobiles

25

Sainteloc Junior Workforce

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Paul Evrard

Gilles Magnus

Jim Pla

Ugo de Wilde

60

2 Seas Motorsport

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Isa Al Khalifa

Frank Hen

Martin Kodric

Lewis Williamson

77

Haupt Racing Workforce

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Michele Beretta

Arjun Maini

Jusuf Owega

88

Tresor Attempto Racing

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Glenn van Berlo

Lorenzo Ferrari

Leonardo Moncini

Lorenzo Patrese

111

CSA Racing

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Romain Carton

Adam Eteki

Arthur Rougier

Steven Palette

777

AlManar Racing

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Al Faisal Al Zubair

Dominik Baumann

Philip Ellis

Mikael Grenier

Silver – 10 automobiles

3

GetSpeed

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Anthony Bartone

James Kell

Yannick Mattler

Aaron Walker

10

Boutsen VDS

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Sebastien Baud

Cesar Gazeau

Roee Meyuhas

Aurelien Panis

12

Comtoyou Racing

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Nicolas Baert

Erwan Bastard

Esteban Muth

Sebastian Ogaard

19

Grasser Racing Workforce

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2

Hugo {Cook}

Baptise Moulin

Mateo Llarena

Haytham Qarajouli

21

Comtoyou Racing

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Charles Clark

Sam Dejonghe

Matisse Lismont

Xavier Maassen

26

Sainteloc Junior Workforce

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Ivan Klymenko

Gilles Stadsbader

Marcus Paverud

Alban Varutti

35

Walkenhorst Motorsport

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Lorcan Hanafin

Romain Leroux

Maxime Robin

55

Dinamic GT

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Axel Blom

Marius Nakken

Theo Nouet

Jop Rappange

57

Winward Racing

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Daan Arrow

Colin Caresani

Tanart Sathienthirakul

90

Madpanda Motorsport

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Patrick Assenheimer

Karol Basz

Ezequiel Perez Companc

Alain Valente

Bronze – 21 automobiles

5

Optimum Motorsport

McLaren 720S GT3 Evo

Ben Barnicoat

Shaun Balfe

Sam Neary

Ruben del Sarte

8

Kessel Racing

Ferrari 296 GT3

Daniele Di Amato

David Fumanelli

Nicolo Rosi

Niccolo Schiro

11

Comtoyou Racing

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Kobe Pauwels

Dante Rappange

Job van Uitert

John de Wilde

27

Optimum Motorsport

McLaren 720S GT3 Evo

Rob Bell

Ollie Millroy

Mark Radcliffe

Fran Rueda

30

OQ by Oman Racing

BMW M4 GT3

Ahmad Al Harthy

Sam De Haan

Jens Klingmann

Calan Williams

36

Walkenhorst Motorsport

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo

Tim Creswick

Bijoy Garg

Ben Inexperienced

Mex Jansen

52

AF Corse

Ferrari 296 GT3

Andrea Bertolini

Jef Machiels

Louis Machiels

Tommaso Mosca

54

Dinamic GT

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Marvin Dienst

Guilherme Oliveira

Philipp Sager

Christopher Zochling

66

Tresor Attempto Racing

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Max Hofer

Andrey Mukovoz

Alexey Nesov

Dylan Pereira

72

Barwell Motorsport

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2

Patrick Kujala

Mattia Michelotto

Gabriel Rindone

Casper Stevenson

74

Kessel Racing

Ferrari 296 GT3

John Hartshorne

Chandler Hull

Phil Eager

Ben Tuck

78

Barwell Motorsport

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2

Until Bechtolsheimer

Ricky Collard

Antoine Doquin

Sandy Mitchell

80

Lionspeed GP with Herberth

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Antares Au

Alexander Fach

Alessio Picariello

Martin Rump

83

Iron Dames

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2

Sarah Bovy

Rahel Frey

Michelle Gatting

91

Herberth Motorsport

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Ralf Bohn

Alfred Renauer

Robert Renauer

Morris Schuring

93

Tempesta Racing

Ferrari 296 GT3

Eddie Cheever III

Chris Froggatt

Jonathan Hui

Lilou Wadoux

97

Rutronik Racing

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Dustin Blattner

Loek Hartog

Dennis Marschall

Zacharie Robichon

158

Storage 59

McLaren 720S GT3 Evo

James Baldwin

Nicolai Kjærgaard

Chris Salkeld

Mark Sansom

188

Storage 59

McLaren 720S GT3 Evo

Marvin Kirchhofer

Louis Prette

Miguel Ramos

Adam Smalley

333

Rinaldi Racing

Ferrari 296 GT3

Fabrizio Crestani

Felipe Fernandez Laser

Christian Hook

David Perel

991

Century Motorsport

BMW M4 GT3

Pedro Ebrahim

Darren Leung

Connor De Phillippi

Toby Sowery

Professional-Am – 6 automobiles

4

CrowdStrike Racing

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Colin Braun

Nicky Catsburg

Ian James

George Kurtz

16

Uno Racing Workforce

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Indy Dontje

David Pun

RIO

Kevin Tse

38

HAAS RT

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

Julius Adomavicius

Olivier Bertels

Armand Fumal

Brad Schumacher

61

Earl Bamber Motorsport

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Earl Bamber

Adrian D’Silva

Brendon Leitch

Kerong Li

100

Workforce RJN

McLaren 720S GT3 Evo

Alex Buncombe

Chris Buncombe

Josh Caygill

Jann Mardenborough

888

Triple Eight JMR

Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo

Prince Jefri Ibrahim

Martin Konrad

Jordan Love

Alexander Sims



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