McLaren GT returns to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend for Total 24 Hours of Spa, following a successful race debut there in the British GT Championship early in July. The second race in the MP4-12C GT3’s development programme will see ten experienced racing drivers pilot three cars in the 12C GT3’s first ever 24-hour race. One of which being local racing hot shoe, UAE GTB Champion and MSW Team driver, Phil Quaife.
There will be two teams fielded during the race, the first being McLaren GT. Their driver line-up for the Total 24 Hours of Spa includes CRS Racing Team Principal Andrew Kirkaldy and McLaren Automotive Chief Test driver Chris Goodwin. Both are Directors of the new McLaren GT company, which is led by McLaren Group CEO Martin Whitmarsh and includes McLaren Racing Head of Vehicle Engineering Mark Williams.
The second team will be the McLaren GT customer VonRyan Racing, who have been given the opportunity to manage the third MP4-12C GT3 and will be running in the Pro-Am Cup category. Phil will be joining the VonRyan Racing outfit and as you can imagine is looking forward to getting behind the wheel at the world famous race track.
The team at crankandpiston will be cheering him on from the comfort of our sofas right here in Dubai.