A very wet Spa Classic.. but a fantastic one

Roberto Benucci - 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 (CER1 - Spa Classic 2024)

Spa Classic by Peter Auto belongs to the events that each fan of classic race cars should consider visiting. One of the reasons is the legendary track, which is often mentioned when asked for the most beautiful circuits in the world. But the main reason of course is the wide variety of race cars that come into action on the track. We told you in a previous article about the different series in this year’s Spa Classic, and we shed a short light on what the last day before the actual event looked like.

The 2024 Spa Classic had, as is not abnormal in Spa, different weather conditions. But one could say that looking back at the event, it was an extremely wet one. On Friday, rain fell down almost all day, sometimes truly pouring down and almost turning the tarmac into a river. Not exactly the best conditions to drive and the result often was a lot of FCY moments and red flags. In the late afternoon, some of the races were even canceled because of the torrential rain, which made racing completely impossible.

Saturday the weather was better, and even the sun showed up every once in a while. That in its turn caused some fog to rise from the tarmac due to evaporating water. But at least, there was no need to cancel races on Saturday. You can find the list of results at the bottom of the article. Club track sessions gave the opportunity to the competitors to prepare for the next race or to enjoy a short break. And we always wonder whether during club sessions some sparks are ignited to start racing too. The large crowd that conquered the rain enjoyed the action on track and in the paddocks.

Peter Auto events are popular among the public for the easy access to the cars and drivers. At Spa Classic, the organization prepared a Porsche 917 exhibition which we previously announced. Honestly we found it a bit disappointing, even though those words are probably too harsh. About a dozen of the cars that dominated endurance racing were announced, and 5 showed up. And in the demo run on Saturday, it was just Philippe Siffert, son of Jo Siffert, who drove his father’s Porsche 917/10-002. But we know we are spoiled by visiting Rennsport Reunion a few times, where the 917 is a common sight.

Picture gallery Spa Classic 2024

Pictures courtesy Tim Havermans / Wilfried Geerts (please contact us if you need high-resolution pictures of any of the competing cars )

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Results Spa Classic

2.0L Cup

  1. Matthew Holme / Andrew Jordan
  2. Patrick Kolb
  3. Kyle Tilley / Oliver Bryant

Classic Endurance Racing 1

  1. David Hart/ Oliver Hart (Lola T70 Mk.3B 1969)
  2. Max Banks/ Andrew Banks (McLaren M6B 1968)
  3. Armand Mille (Lola T70 Mk.3B 1969)

Classic Endurance Racing 2

  1. Stéphane Nguyen (Lola T298 1981)
  2. Russel Büsst (Chevron B31 1975)
  3. Philip Bruehwiller (Chevron B36 1979)

Classic Touring Challenge

  1. Max Banks/ Andrew Banks (Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1965)
  2. Lukas Halusa / Alexander Ames (Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1965)
  3. Alexander Furiani (Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1965)

Endurance Racing Legends LMP1 / GT1

Race 1

  1. Alex Müller (Dome S101 2001)
  2. Evgeny Kireev (Maserati MC12 GT1 2005)
  3. David Hart (Courage C60 2005)

Race 2

  1. David Hart (Courage C60 2005)
  2. Xavier Micheron (Riley & Scott MK III C 2002)
  3. Mike Newton (MG EX264 2005)

Endurance Racing Legends GT2

Race 1

  1. Philipe Kadoori(Ferrari F430 GTC Evo 2009)
  2. Mark Sumpter (Porsche 993 GT2 1997)
  3. Lee Maxted-Page (Porsche 997 GT3 RSR 2009)

Race 2

  1. Philipe Kadoori(Ferrari F430 GTC Evo 2009)
  2. Mark Sumpter (Porsche 993 GT2 1997)
  3. Pierre Ehret (Ferrari F430 GTC Evo 2009)

Group C

Race 1

  1. Kriton Lendoudis (Mercedes-Benz C11 1990)
  2. Ivan Vercoutere (Porsche 962 C 1990)
  3. Philipe Kadoori (Porsche 962 C 1990)

Race 2

  1. Kriton Lendoudis (Mercedes-Benz C11 1990)
  2. Olivier Hart (Jaguar XJR-11 1990)
  3. Christophe d’Ansembourg (Jaguar XJR-14 1991)

Heritage Touring Cup

Race 1

  1. Yves Scemema (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1973)
  2. Michael Kammermann (BMW 3.0 CSL 1975)
  3. Armand Mille (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1974)

Race 2

  1. Yves Scemema (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1973)
  2. Armand Mille (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1974)
  3. Dominique Guenat (BMW 3.0 CSL 1975)

The Sixties Endurance Challenge

  1. Jonathan Mitchell (Jaguar E-Type 3.8 1965)
  2. Erwin France (Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 1964)
  3. Nikolaus Ditting (Shelby Cobra 289 1965)

The Gentleman Challenge

Race 1

  1. Luc-Pierre Verquin (Lister Chevrolet 1958)
  2. Frederic Wakeman (Cooper T38 1955)
  3. Vincent Gaye (Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1960)

Race 2

  1. James Thorpe (Lister Jaguar Flat Iron 1960)
  2. Jonathan Mowlem (Lotus 15 1959)
  3. Luc-Pierre Verquin (Lister Chevrolet 1958)