The 30th Spa Six hours will be marked by changes to the usual programme. The meeting will start on Wednesday, 26 September with the free practices, usually scheduled on Thursday, and qualifying will commence on Thursday with all the support races on the timetable for Friday and Saturday. Last race of the day, and the meeting, will be the Spa Six Hours, which will finish, as always, at 10pm on Saturday night.
“The Spa Six Hours Endurance race, traditionally held on Saturday from 4pm to 10pm, is undoubtedly the headline of our event,” explained Vincent Collard of Roadbook. “This means that competitions taking place on Sunday enjoy less visibility, against a backdrop of a gradually emptying paddock. This is the reason for the new format which will be a permanent evolution.”
The meeting will, however, continue on Sunday 1 October, with parades for the clubs and other activities for the public, which will be organised by Roadbook in conjunction with the Belgian Historic Vehicle Association, a long-time supporter of the event.
Revised Race Line-up
Not only is there a revamp of the timing, but the programme will also see some changes. The usual Masters grids, F1, Sports Cars, Gentlemen Drivers + Touring Cars, will be there, with the addition of the Masters modern series for prototypes and GT cars from 1995 to 2016 (known as the Masters Endurance Legends) and the newcomer to the Masters roster, the Masters GT Trophy for GT4, Cup and Challenge cars of the 2000s.
More historic content will be supplied by the HGPCA with a race for pre-‘66 GP cars, and by Motor Racing Legends, fielding a grid of Pre-War Sports Cars. New on the Six Hour Programme will be the Can-Am and Sportscars race, organised by FHR, and the Belgian Championship Belcar Historic & Youngtimer Cup for GT and Touring cars up to 2000. Further, the inaugural SportProto2000 race will be run. This is a one-hour race for under two-litre sports cars, the first race in what will become a series in 2024. Organisers of this race want to distinguish themselves by saying No – NO 4-valve engines, NO engines over 2 Litres, NO Touring and GT cars, NO Exceptions.
There is plenty of room on the grids at Spa, so contact the individual race organisers, or consult the Roadbook website at www.spasixhours.com for entries
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