An endurance race is always great fun to see. And when the main actors of the endurance race are classic cars, spectacle and lots of fun is assured. The Spa Six Hours is an event that meets all expectactions. In it’s 25th edition, the Spa Six Hours attracted drivers from over 20 countries, and that includes overseas like Australia, New Zealand , Brasil and the United States too. With over 650 cars running in an action packed weekend with 16 race series, the Spa Six Hours belongs to the greatest of the historic race events in Europe. The practice day of the Spa Six Hours on Thursday was run in cold and wet conditions.
The different race series of the Spa Six Hours are the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship, the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship, the Stena Line Masters Pre-66 Gentlemen Drivers, the Woodcote Trophy – Stirling Moss Trophy, Historic Touring Cars U2TC, the British Sports GT Saloon Challenge, the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association, Historic Sports Car Club, Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, Masters 70s Celebration and demo runs of the Master Endurance Legends and of course the endurance race , the Spa Six Hours.
No need to say all eyes are directed to that endurance race that starts at 4PM on Saturday, and with a race till 10PM that means the teams have to cope with pitstops, driver changes, fuel stops. Next to that, the time range makes it both a day and night race.
From the very start, the race was dominated by the powerful Ford GT40s. I don’t think anyone is surprised about that. The first first in the results is only to be found at spot 29.
Results of the Spa Six Hours 2017
- Chris Ward/Andrew Smith Ford GT40
- Georg Nolte/Frank Stippler/Michael Funke Ford GT40 +2:34.924
- Jason Wright/Michael Gans/Andy Wolfe Ford GT40 + 2 laps
The Porsches at the Spa Six Hours 2017
Pictures by Vintage Race Photography