Elf Marc VDS Racing Team to make special appearance at Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa

Elf Marc VDS Racing Team to make special appearance at Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa

Elf Marc VDS Racing Team stars Tony Arbolino and Sam Lowes will help light up a special night parade as part of the historic and iconic Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa endurance event this weekend.

  • Moto2 World Championship title contender Arbolino and multiple Grand Prix winner Lowes will showcase the famous Marc VDS livery during the exhibition lap in which they will ride replica Moto2 machinery in a special treat for Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa fans.
  • Arbolino and Lowes will be present at the legendary Belgian in a show of support for the Boutsen VDS team, which is joint owned by passionate motorsport fan Marc Van Der Straten, who was the inspiration behind the creation of the Marc VDS Moto2 squad in 2010.
  • Arbolino and Lowes are excited to take part in the night parade, which gets underway at 6pm local time on Wednesday evening. Thousands of fans are expected to soak up the atmosphere of the parade taking place on a route from the circuit to  Spa’s city centre.

  • And on Saturday (at 1555pm local time) ahead of the start of the 24-hour race, the pair will complete an exhibition lap on replica Moto2 machinery to bring some two-wheeled entertainment for four-wheeled motorsport fans.
  • Fans will have the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with Arbolino and Lowes during the weekend’s action, with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team welcoming supporters to a stand located in the Spa paddock. The Italian and Briton’s machinery will be on display and fans will be able to join Tony and Sam for photo and autograph sessions.

  • The Boutsen VDS squad is an ambitious new project managed by two experienced teams – the Marc VDS Racing Team and the Boutsen Racing Team. The collaboration began in 2022 and this season the squad is chasing big success in both the GT World Challenge Europe (GTWCE) and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
  • The team participates in endurance and sprint competitions with two Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II (one in Gold and one in Silver category) with drivers Alberto Di Folco (ITA), Adam Eteki (FRA), Thomas Laurent (FRA), Aurélien Panis (FRA), Loris Cabirou (FRA), Andrea Cola (ITA), Cesar Gazeau (FRA) and Roee Meyuhas (ISR).

  • In the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, the Boutsen-VDS Team is competing with two cars in the AM category, with Pierre Feligioni, Renaud Kuppens, Karim Ojjeh and Elie Dubelly behind the wheel. They also have involvement in the PRO category with Thomas Laurent and Adam Eteki as drivers.



“It’s no secret that I have gasoline running through my veins. Motorsport is my great passion as well as a family tradition. It all started with cars, then came motorcycles and now I can enjoy two and four wheels at the same time. So, to have the opportunity for my two teams to share the stage at Spa-Francorchamps is a great pride and pleasure. It will certainly be an unforgettable experience that we encourage all our fans to join.”