Porsche Dominates Spa WEC Race as Jota Secures First Hypercar Victory

    Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium – In a thrilling WEC (World Endurance Championship) race at Spa, the Porsche 963 LMDh cars took center stage, securing a 1-2 finish in the prestigious Hypercar class. The victory went to the customer Jota team, with the British duo of Will Stevens and Callum Ilott emerging victorious, finishing 12.363 seconds ahead of the factory Porsche Penske Motorsport entry.

    The race was not without its drama, as a red flag period was triggered by a collision between Earl Bamber’s Cadillac and the WRT BMW of Sean Gelael on the Kemmel Straight. This crucial safety car intervention allowed the leading Porsches to cycle to the front, denying Ferrari a potential first victory since their triumph at Le Mans last year.

    “Ilott and Estre were the standout performers, managing their fuel and tire strategies to perfection to claim a dominant win for Jota.”

    In the highly competitive LMGT3 class, Manthey Racing delivered a remarkable 1-2 finish, with Richard Lietz, Morris Schuring, and Yasser Shahin taking the victory in the #91 Porsche 911 GT3 R, ahead of the sister #79 car driven by Klaus Bachler, Alexander Malykhin, and Joel Sturm.

    The race also saw several incidents, including a clash between the Iron Dames Lamborghini and the Manthey Porsche, as well as a collision involving the second Jota Porsche 963 driven by Jenson Button, Philip Hanson, and Oliver Rasmussen.

    With this result, the WEC season continues to build momentum, setting the stage for an exciting and competitive 2023 campaign. Fans of car racing, Dakar, GT, and British GT can look forward to more thrilling action in the weeks and months to come.

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