The WRT Belgian Audi Club team have just released this epic documentary on their journey to and through the Spa 24 Hours this year, that ended up with a second-place finish for one of their Audi R8 LMS Ultras. Covering the previous races in the Blancpain Endurance Series and the build-up to the 24 Hours during race week – including the amazing sight of dozens of GT cars running round the public roads of Spa on their way to the driver parade in town – the video takes you on an access-all-areas tour of the Spa 24 Hours. For instance, 18 minutes into the video, you get an idea of just why the Super Pole session was cancelled: Spa-Francorchamps looked more like a sea than a racing track at that stage…

The Audi factory were looking to keep their winning streak going, and lined up both WRT (last year’s victors) and the Phoenix squad to each run a pair of R8 LMS Ultras. The fight for the victory ended up as a straight battle between the lead car of each team, and in the end the #16 Phoenix R8 took the flag ahead of the #1 WRT sister car.

WRT’s film follows in the footsteps of those other great racing documentaries, Audi’s Truth In 24 series, to provide a great combination of on-board shots and behind-the-scenes shots spliced with interviews with drivers and team bosses. It’s a long video, but gives a must-see insight into the enormous effort teams put in during 24-hour races. It’s a great way to burn through a lunch break or train journey. Fire it up, sit back and enjoy the Spa 24 Hours without the storms and lack of sleep!

Jonathan Moore

Speedhunters at the 2012 Spa 24 Hours