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Walkenhorst BMW hits the front in Wednesday morning session

23 June 2021

Walkenhorst Motorsport topped Wednesday morning at Spa-Francorchamps with its #34 BMW as official testing moved closer to its conclusion. 

The German squad led the way with a lap of 2m18.798s, shading the #25 Saintéloc Racing Audi by 0.066s around the 7km circuit. AKKA ASP made it three brands in the top-three with its #88 Mercedes-AMG, which was 0.117s shy of the leading BMW.

But the morning ended in frustration for AKKA ASP when the sister #87 car crashed during the closing minutes of the session, bringing out the third red flag of the day. The first was caused by the #23 Huber Motorsport Porsche, while the second came after the #107 CMR Bentley suffered a left-rear puncture and became stranded at Bruxelles. There were also several yellow and full-course yellow periods as drivers found the limit at the challenging Ardennes track. 

Following heavy rainfall on Tuesday conditions had cleared significantly overnight, allowing teams the opportunity to fit dry-compound Pirelli tyres on Wednesday morning. This brought plenty of cars on to the circuit, making for a busy morning of activity. The official test days will conclude with five more hours of running this morning.