lundi 15 août 2016, written by Kendy Janclaes
DKR Engineering was at the Total 24h of Spa 2016 to run the Mercedes AMG # 00 from Black Falcon team. The car was driven by Yelmer BUURMAN, Maro Engel and Bernd Schneider. It was qualified for the super pole and finished third on the podium. Unfortunately, after scrutineering all Mercedes AMG cars were downgraded for a no respect with the homologation form. Consequently, all these cars received a 5 min “stop and go” penalty to be achieved during the first 30 minutes of the race. We decided to enter for the penalty in the first lap. After 18 hours we were moved from the last position to P 10th, thanks to an important work of the team. During the 20th hour of racing, the car had a technical problem and our progression was stopped. We had to replace the gearbox poti, which made us miss 3 rounds and go back to the 22nd position. We finally finished the race in the 20th position. The whole team is proud to have done a good job allowing us to finish the Total Spa 24 hours even though the "stop and go" and the gear poti issue destroyed all our hopes of winning.
Thank you to Black Falcon for his confidence.
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