Lexus RC F GT3 Takes on the 24 Hours of Spa

24 July 2018

Emil Frey Lexus Racing will give the Lexus RC F GT3 its debut in the Total 24 Hours of Spa this weekend, the centrepiece of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series.

The team will field two cars in the 70th edition of the gruelling event at the Belgian circuit and are hoping to sustain the run of good form that has yielded a victory at Paul Ricard in France and several points-scoring finishes in Europe’s premier GT competition.

Pre-race preparations have been promising with a positive test session at Spa-Francorchamps, where different car set-ups for wet and dry conditions were evaluated.  The team have also been able to make use of data gathered from the RC F GT3 when it competed at the circuit last year in the International GT Open series. On that occasion, the car posted its first pole position in any global competition and went on to secure a dominant race win.

Team Principal Lorenz Frey said the testing has boosted the team’s confidence, with the RC F GT3 performing well on the challenging 4.4-mile circuit: “Taking into consideration the fact Spa suits our Lexus RC F GT3 very well with its fast corners, we should see a good performance. This is one of the toughest GT3 races, taking place on probably the most spectacular racetrack there is, so everyone in the team is very excited about our first 24-hour race with the Lexus.”

The No14 Lexus will be piloted by Alberto Costa Balboa, Christian Klien and Marco Seefried, with the No114 car driven by past Spa 24 Hours winners Markus Palttala and Stéphane Ortelli, with Norbert Siedler. Qualifying is on Thursday and Friday with the race being flagged away at 4.30pm local time on Saturday.

ENDS

 

Download this release as a PDF below

Lexus RC F GT3 Takes on the 24 Hours of Spa

Images

Images are copyright free for editorial purposes only

Media enquiries

Please click here to see the press contacts at Lexus (GB):

Show Press Contacts

For further information, please contact:

David Crouch

01737367505 / 07909 900 085 or by email at david.crouch@ld.lexus.co.uk

General, fleet and motorsport media enquiries

David Rogers

01737 367224 / 07825 280608 or by email at david.rogers@ld.lexus.co.uk

General, alternative fuels and mobility media enquiries

James Clark

01737 367919 / 07885 776664 or by e-mail at james.clark@ld.lexus.co.uk

General media enquiries

Please understand that our press team only deal with enquiries from media representatives.

Toyota and Lexus Press Releases

To receive all Toyota and Lexus press information, please select the box below.


To update your profile type in your email address and press return. MailChimp will then send you an email confirming your details and you will then have the opportunity of amending your details.

* indicates required
All Toyota/Lexus news