It is said that the Total 24 Hours of Spa race week starts for real with the traditional parade. All 57 cars of the season highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series, along with some cars from the support races, took to the public roads to travel down to Spa, greeted by the applause of the tens of thousands of fans.
Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan, Porsche, all prestigious brands, steeped in their own rich heritage, were represented in this parade towards a city that has a big history as well. As the sun beat down on the GT3 cars and drivers, an enchanting event took place, enabling the fans to get up close and personal with the cars and drivers they will support from the sidelines over the coming days. The stage in the town centre was the centre of feverish excitement, providing drivers with an opportunity to introduce themselves to the public, before heading towards Casino Square and signing thousands of autographs. When the cars drove back from Spa to the paddock the roads were still lined by an incredible amount of fans, all in awe before these wonderful machines.
Thursday sees plenty of track action, with the 90-minute Free Practice Session starting at noon, before an hour long Pre-Qualifying session starts at 17.40. The day ends with two qualifying sessions, the first lasting 75 minutes from 20.00 and a 120-minute session starting at 21.45. The 20 fastest cars after the combined qualifying sessions will go through to the Superpole on Friday afternoon.
Practical information - Total 24 Hours of Spa
When: 21-26 July 2015
Tickets: from 15 €
General Entrance : 30 € (includes free entrance on Thursday and Friday)
General Entrance + paddock : 60 € (includes free entrance on Thursday and Friday)
VIP packages : from 180 €
Children aged 12 or under, accompanied by an adult, enter for free
Sales on : www.ticketmaster.be
Thursday July 23rd
Free Practice 12:00-13:30
Night Qualifying 22:15-23:45
Friday July 24th
Super Pole 15:30-15:55
Saturday July 25th
Warm Up 09:05-09:25
Starting procedure & Grid walk 15:45-16:30
Start of the Total 24 hours of Spa 16:30
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