Stanaway third at 6 Hours of Spa

| Photographer Credit: Aston Martin Racing

Kiwi driver Richie Stanaway along with team mates Fernando Rees and Jonathon Adam have finished third at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in the LMGTE Pro class driving the #97 Aston Martin. The team finished one lap down on class winners Davide Rigon and Sam Bird in the Ferrari 488 GTE with the Ford GT of Mario Granchitti, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell third.

The second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship saw the overall win go to the No.8 Audi R18 driven by Oliver Jarvis along with Lucas Di Grassi and Loic Duval.

Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb secured second place despite technical problems for much of the race. The No.2 Porsche trio have extended their championship points lead.

Third overall went to Rebellion Racing as they claim third and fourth.

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley in the No 1 Porsche Hybrid experienced front gearbox issues halfway through the race and finshed down the order eighth in class and 27th overall, 48 laps behind the No 8 Audi.

Results – LMGTE Pro Class
1/ Davide RIGON, Sam BIRD, Ferrari 488 GTE
3/ Richie STANAWAY, Fernando REES, Jonathan ADAM Aston Martin Vantage V8
4/ Richard LIETZ, Michael CHRISTENSEN, Porsche 911 RSR (2016)
5/ Gianmaria BRUNI, James CALADO, Ferrari 488 GTE

Benjamin Carrell is a freelance motorsport writer and currently edits He writes for a number of Kiwi drivers and motorsport clubs. That's when he's not working in his horticultural day-job or training for the next road or mtb cycle race!

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