Young Chargers Join Spa Grid
Two youthful sportscar talents will join the large roster of aces at the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa next month....
Two additional young gun drivers have joined the entry list for the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps next month.
The second round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship visits the famously challenging track amid the scenic Ardennes Forest and sees a record WEC grid of 37 spectacular sportscars set to take on the momentous 4.35-mile track.
Now, among the 106 drivers featured on an updated entry list, are young chargers Bent Viscaal and Henrique Chaves, who join the ARC Bratislava LMP2 and TF Sport LMGTE Am teams respectively.
Viscaal has already made an impact in endurance racing after starring in last weekend’s opening European Le Mans Series race at Paul Ricard where he finished a brilliant second with teammate Sophia Floersch in an Algarve Pro Racing LMP2 car.
The 22 year-old Dutch driver is a highly rated driver who has previously been a vice-champion in the Spanish F3 series and a race winner in the ultra-competitive FIA F3 championship.
Like many young single-seater drivers he has diversified into endurance racing this season and joins many other ambitious twentysomethings in the WEC, intent on forging a career in sportscars.
Henrique Chaves joins the TF Sport concern to make a strong looking trio of drivers in the No. 33 Aston Martin with Ben Keating and Marco Sorensen.
Like Viscaal, Chaves has a strong grounding in single-seaters having had some strong results in Formula Renault before a switch to sportscar racing in 2018 with the Adrian Valles owned AVF team in the ELMS.
The Portuguese driver was crowned International GT Open champion in 2020 and followed that up with a GT World Challenge title last year.
He returned to the ELMS at Paul Ricard last weekend where he took a battling sixth place in LMGTE with teammates John Hartshorne and Jonny Adam.
The latest entry list for the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps features bumper entries in the LMP2 and LMGTE Am classes with a wide variety of talents on show.