A preview to the 30th edition of the Spa Six Hours

Only about a week and a half separates thousands of classic motorsport fans from the Spa Six Hours. And the 30th anniversary of this legendary event, will come in revamped format. The Spa Six Hours event will be spread over 5 days to ensure even more fun and diversity. From Wednesday 27, the circuit will be open to drivers who want to recapture the track during free practice sessions without time laps, while qualifying will take place on Thursday 28, as the official opening of the purely sporting part.

Spa Six Hours 2018-18 -BRIONES Pablo (CL) – -HORN Klaus (DE) – Porsche 911 RSR

Friday 29 and Saturday 30: time for the races and the many satellite races! During these two days, touring and grand touring cars, prototypes and single-seaters will take turns competing on the track. The racing portion will conclude on Saturday evening with the now famous Spa Six Hours Endurance race. Sunday 1 is a day reserved for classic car owners.

Sunday 1 is a day reserved for classic car owners. The BEHVA and ROADBOOK join forces to allow classic car enthusiasts to enjoy the circuit and share a pleasant moment between thrills and conviviality with an audience that is expected to be numerous and impatient to discover these cars of yesteryear.

Spa Six Hours 2018 - Serge Libens - Jean André Collard

But the flagship of the Spa Six Hours is of course the 6 hours race on Saturday evening. And that promises to be fantastic again. With over hundred crews ready to battle it out, there’s no doubt that there will be fearless fights, lots of action, and massive fun. The car to beat is the Ford GT40 ofcourse, that won 15 of the 29 previous editions. And no less than 20 Ford GT40’s will be at the start .of them at the start!

What Porsche concerns, 6 teams will defend the honours of the Zuffenhausen brand, but there’s no chance they’ll be able to climb the podium at the end, with competition from the far more powerful GT40s, Cobra’s and so on. But that won’t spoil the fun, and I’m sure you’ll like it. I won’t be able to attend the Spa Six Hours, as I am shooting at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion that same weekend. But we made sure you’ll have a report after the event with great pictures

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Pictures courtesy Tim Havermans