Ahead of the 24 Hours of Spa 2013 this weekend, a stunning parade of thw competing cars took place in the small town center of Spa.

Throughout the parade, officials, organisers, teams and drivers all came together and on public roads as part of a parade. The spectacular gathering of Blancpain Endurance Series racing cars gave their devoted fans a chance to get up close and personal with these high-performance machines while the drivers were busy signing literally thousands of autographs.

While the 24 Hours of Spa 2013 will once again be highlighted by the GT category of racing cars, with at least 70 cars entering the race from 9 different manufacturers like Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Aston Martin and McLaren, a number of other races take place during the weekend. Some of these include two races from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup as well as the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great-Britain.

Ultimately however, the actual 24 Hours of Spa endurance race will overshadow the various other series’ competing during the weekend. Last year’s winners Rene Rast and Frank Stippler will both return with Rast set to compete in the #1 Audi R8 LMS Ultra yet again. While Stippler will also pilot an Audi R8 LMS Ultra alongside Christopher Miles and Andre Lotterer but in the #2 car. Both are a part of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT. A notable absentee however is Andrea Piccini.

The Total 24 Hours of Spa 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series will start with pre-qualifying from 18:15 to 19:15 on Thursday followed by the Pit Walk, Qualifying and then Night Qualifying later that day. The Super Pole session will then take place at 18:15 and run for 20 minutes on Friday before the official 20-minute warm up on Saturday morning. The main event will start at 16:30 Saturday afternoon and run for 24 hours (obviously!) until Sunday afternoon.

More about the races and participants this weekend in our Spa 24 Hours 2013 Preview!

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