Belcar – Spa Racing Festival – Saturday Morning
A Wet Start
© Joost Custers

Practice and qualifying here today, with racing on Sunday - but already, on Friday evening, there was news to be found in the paddock. Two former mechanics of PSI Motorsport confirm the news that Christian Schumacher’s team has been sold to Frenchman Phillipe Thillie. The latter is a French entrepreneur and drove for the team in 2004 in the French FFSA-GT series and at Spa. The consequences of this deal are so far not clear, but most of the mechanics seem to be gone and replaced by new ones.

With Bert Longin driving the RTM Porsche this weekend, we hear that RTM could end its Belcar career here. Patrick Bastiaens confirmed that a good offer for the Porsche 996 Biturbo and even the trucks would be considered.

Good news on the entry list; the Stealth B6 of Van Moerkerke and De Dryver is back. The car was last seen at Spa in April. Also last April was René Snel and his Porsche 996 GT3-RS: Donny Crevels partners him this weekend. A pleasant surprise is the presence of Cor Euser in the Gillet Vertigo. Together with Van Vaerenbergh, the Dutchman will certainly try to secure a podium for the little Belgian car.

On the entry list too, Guido Werckx and Marc Neyens with a E36 BMW. No big deal one could say but this makes five cars in TA and so full points for them. That’s good news for Touring car leader Patrick Beliën, as he is able to score full points now.

Result free (wet) practice:
1. #7 Corvette 2.35.824
2. #4 PSI Porsche 2.36.725
3. #2 Viper 2.37.130


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