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The traditional high summer Roadbook race meeting, the Spa Summer Classic, will welcome fans of cars from the past, and this year also more recent cars, on 7-8 July at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.  The 15th edition of the event will once again be eclectic with a race programme featuring cars from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and even the early 2000s.  This means that all generations of spectators will have their landmarks.

The traditional headliner of the Spa Summer Classic, the Spa 3 Hours, will pit touring cars against GT cars up to 1976, with the race ending at nightfall.  Considered to be  ‘little sister’ of the Spa Six Hours Endurance, the Spa 3 Hours welcomes ever more prestigious crews, so that the hunt for the successor to Christophe Van Riet and Fred Bouvy, winners in 2021 and 2022 at the wheel of a Shelby Cobra, is more open than ever.

Amongst the novelties this year, the SuperSixties, for pre-‘66 GT cars, known until last year as the NKHTGT, is a highlight.  The German series, Dunlop Gentle Drivers’ 65 (GT, touring and sports cars up to 1965) and the Dunlop Historic Endurance Cup (GT and touring cars up to 1981), are also new to the meeting, as is the Bimmer Race Car Challenge, which is open to all types of racing BMWs.

Once again, the Summer Classic will be one of the highlights of the increasingly popular Belcar Historic Cup.  The NK GT&TC, the Triumph Competition and the British HTGT, the impressive cars of the CanAm & Sportscars series, the Colmore Youngtimers Touring Car Challenge and the Motor Classic Open Formula, which with its F3, F4 and Formula Renault cars will bring a single-seater touch to the event.  In short, a more than solid mix, which the public will be able to attend free of charge, with access to the whole circuit, including the new stands of the Raidillon and the Endurance zone.

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