Gianni Quintelier got his first ever pole in the MWT for round six at Spa-Francorchamps. Quintelier shadowed Kanchin by 0.017. Jaume Dalmases Torres would start in third with Kanchins teammate, Steven Van Opstal in fourth.
The whole field made it cleanly through turns one to three. Torres got past Kanchin to get into second and used the slipstream to overtake Quintelier on the straight. As Torres moved over to defend the lead going into the first chicane of the lap, Kanchin followed Torres and inevitably hit Quintelier. Kanchin’s move earnt him two penalty points, a number that he doesn’t want to get too big, otherwise he’ll face more severe penalties.
Quinteliers car was heavily damaged, putting him out of the race, but Kanchin was able to continue, all be it in seventh place.
Due to racing so close in a big pack, Jean Francois Penot was spun into the barrier at turn four on lap four after contact with his teammate.
Penot was the first driver to come into the pits, he repaired some of his damage whilst taking the required fuel to get to the end.
Former series organiser, Jeroen Ursem made his 100th MWT start at Spa and as a prize he was having a strong race, battling for a podium in the AM class and a top five overall. After pitting, himself and Derick Holland needed to put some good laps in to get into the slipstream.
Penot’s race got worse when he made contact with Maurice Wertz as he tried to pass him exiting the Bus-Stop chicane, but there wasn’t enough space and both went spinning into the barriers.
The lead three of Nicolas Berger, Torres and Van Opstal came into the pits with six laps to go. Torres and Van Opstals stops went well, with Van Opstal gaining the lead. However, Bergers didn’t go well at all. After downshifting to reach the pit speed limit he blew up his engine and ended his chances of getting his first MWT win.
Torres caught up with Van Opstal and made a move for the lead on the final lap going into Blanchimont and made it stick with some excellent defending all the way to the finish line.
Meanwhile in the AM class, Clifford Ebben came home to take the win after starting dead last sixteen laps earlier. Jeroen Ursem came home in sixth on his 100th MWT start.