The two AF Corse Ferraris of Gianmaria Bruni, James Calado, Davide Rigon and Sam Bird dominated the GTE Pro class in the recent 6 Hours of Spa, however the team was robbed of a deserved 1-2 finish after the No. 51 488 was forced to retire with 10 minutes left in the race.
The No. 71 488 of Bird and Rigon was running second behind the No. 51 sister car of Bruni and Calado with 10 minutes left in the endurance race when the No. 51 was forced to retire with engine trouble. The turn of events handed Bird and Rigon their second straight GTE Pro class win in 2016, but also turned second over to the No. 67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx, Marino Franchitti and Harry Tincknell.
The No. 66 Ford GT sister car produced headlines Saturday after Stefan Mucke got loose through Spa’s famous Eau Rouge corner and hit the barrier hard, sending him into a spin. The shunt brought out the safety car while the debris was cleared off the track.
The No. 97 Aston Martin of Jonathan Adam, Richie Stanaway and Fernando Rees rounded out the GTE Pro class podium.