CrowdStrike becomes new title sponsor of 24 Hours of Spa, starting 2023

29 July 2022
  • Belgian endurance classic called CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, from next year onwards
  • 75th edition sees introduction of new GT2 class
  • Traditional end-of-July date for blue riband event confirmed for 2023

During the SRO Motorsports Group press conference at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, CEO Stéphane Ratel revealed the name of the new title sponsor for the 24 Hours of Spa. From 2023 onwards the Belgian endurance classic will be called the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa.

The race’s 2022 edition will see the conclusion of the title sponsor agreement between TotalEnergies and the 24 Hours of Spa. A supporter of the event since the nineties, the brand took on its current role in 2007 and has become inextricably linked with the Ardennes classic over the past 15 years. While 2022 marks the end of this particular chapter, both parties are working to ensure continued cooperation in the years to come.

The multi-energy firm’s place as title sponsor will be taken by industry-leading cybersecurity company CrowdStrike. Announced as the new presenting partner for the 2022 edition, CrowdStrike has provided the event with unprecedented protection from cyber threats and is now a visible presence in the paddock and around the 7km circuit. The company will significantly enhance its involvement next year for what will become the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa.

CrowdStrike joins at a significant juncture for the event, with next year's edition representing the 75th running of the Belgian endurance classic and 2024 marking the race’s centenary.

The 2023 edition, which will be held on 28-30 July, will also see the introduction of the new breed of GT2 cars, that will tackle the Belgian endurance classic for the very first time, as part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli’s new Am class.

With a 66-car grid at the 2022 edition, a new title sponsor and the gradual introduction of the GT2 class in years to come, the great race can look forward to an exciting future.