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Looking back at a successful 11th edition of Spa Classic

Spa Classic 2023 - Classic Endurance Racing 2

With our home base in Belgium, just about a 1.5-hour drive from the Spa-Francorchamps track, a no-show to Spa Classic was no option. Regular visitors of the website know we like to be on the track even before the real action takes place. As you could see in our short report on the day before the action started, it all looked promising. And obviously, it only became better, when the cars went on the track. 3 days of sheer classic race fun was our part. And ooh boy, the absentees were wrong once again. Let’s have a look back at Spa Classic, this year in its 11th edition yet.

Spa Classic - Sixties Endurance Race
Spa Classic – Sixties Endurance Race

More than 22 000 enthusiasts made to trip to the Belgian Ardennes to enjoy the 9 race grids on the track. All start grids combined counted over 400 historical race cars. The total number of cars that actually made it to the track exceeded that number by far, with hundreds of participants in the club sessions. In the paddocks,  visitors could enjoy a festive atmosphere in the village with some animations, and the possibility to do some shopping. 

Spa Classic - CER1
Spa Classic – CER1

Weather conditions during the weekend were, as one can expect in Francorchamps, quite volatile. From a sparkling sun to soaking rain, the weekend had it all. And that’s what makes racing at Spa an adventure, and that’s what the drivers had to cope with.  For many of the drivers, Spa Classic was one of the last opportunities to prepare for Le Mans, next to the Dijon GP de l’Age d’Or by Peter Auto start of June.

Results Spa Classic 2023

Underneath you find the results of the different race grids during Spa Classic, with a picture of the winner of the series.

2.0L Cup

Spa Classic - 2.0L Cup
Spa Classic – 2.0L Cup -#77 – Seb Perez / George Gamble
  1. #77 – Seb Perez / George Gamble (Porsche 911 2.0)
  2. #53 – Christian Coll (Porsche 911 2.0)
  3. #51 – Danielle Perfetti / Ambrogio Perfetti (Porsche 911 2.0)

Fifties Legends

Spa Classic - Fifties Legends #14 Martin Halusa / Likas Halusa (Jaguar D-Type 1954)
Spa Classic – Fifties Legends #14 Martin Halusa / Likas Halusa (Jaguar D-Type 1954)
  1. #14 – Martin Halusa /Lukas Halusa (Jaguar D-Type 1954)
  2. #41 – Hans Hugenholtz / Nicky Pastorelli (Lister Jaguar Costin 1959)
  3. #300 – John Spiers/Nigel Greensall (Shelby Cobra 260 1962)

Sixties Endurance

Spa Classic -Sixties Endurance #69 Mr John of B / Sohil Ayari (Shelby Cobra 289 1963)
Spa Classic -Sixties Endurance #69 Mr John of B / Sohil Ayari (Shelby Cobra 289 1963)
  1. #69 – Mr John of B/Soheil Ayari (Shelby Cobra 289 1963)
  2. #72 – Richard Cook/Harvey Stanley (Shelby Cobra 289 1963)
  3. #15 – James Cottingham/Jeremy Cottingham (Shelby Cobra 289 1964)

The greatest trophy

Spa Classic - The greatest trophy #116 Christian Gläsel/Gary Pearson (Jaguar D-type 1955)
Spa Classic – The greatest trophy #116 Christian Gläsel/Gary Pearson (Jaguar D-type 1955) : winner of both races
Race 1 Race 2
  1. #116 – Christian Gläsel/Gary Pearson (Jaguar D-Type 1955)
  2. #160 – Martin Halusa/Alexander Ames (Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe 1964)
  3. #11 – Frederic Wakeman/Patrick Blakeney-Edwards (Cooper T38 1955)
  1. #116 – Christian Gläsel/Gary Pearson (Jaguar D-Type 1955)
  2. #152 – John Spiers (Lister Jaguar Knobbly (C) 1958)
  3. #11 – Frederic Wakeman/Patrick Blakeney-Edwards (Cooper T38 1955)

Heritage Touring Cup

Race 1
Race 2
  1. #50 – Maxime Guenat  (Ford Capri RS 3100 1975)
  2. #60 – Armand Mille  (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1974)
  3. #52 – Yves Scemema (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1973)
  1. #60 – Armand Mille  (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1974)
  2. #22 – Olivier Breittmayer/Emile Breittmayer  (BMW 3.0 CSL 1975)
  3. #52 – Yves Scemema (Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne 1973)

Classic Endurance Racing 1 – CER1

Spa Classic - CER1 #89 Max Banks / Andrew Banks (McLaren M6B 1968)
Spa Classic – CER1 #89 Max Banks / Andrew Banks (McLaren M6B 1968)
  1. #89 – Max Banks / Andrew Banks (McLaren M6B 1968)
  2. #35 – Armand Mille (Lola T70 Mk.3B 1969)
  3. #15 – John Emberson/Nigel Greensall (Chevron B19 1971) 

Classic Endurance Racing 2 – CER2

Spa Classic - CER2 #50 - Maxime Guenat (Chevron B19 1971)
Spa Classic – CER2 #50 – Maxime Guenat (Chevron B19 1971)
  1. #50 – Maxime Guenat (Chevron B19 1971)
  2. #52 –  Yves Scemema (TOJ SC304 1976)
  3. #11 –  Beat Eggimann (Cheetah G601 1976)

Group C

Race 1
Race 2
  1. #69 – Philip Kadoorie  (Porsche 962 C 1990)
  2. #31 – Kriton Lendoudis (Mercedes-Benz C11 1990)
  3. #6 – Richard Meins /Andrew Bentley (Jaguar XJR-8 1987)
  1. #31 – Kriton Lendoudis (Mercedes-Benz C11 1990)
  2. #4 – David Hart (Lola T92/10 1992)
  3. #7 – Ivan Vercoutere/Ralf Kelleners (Porsche 962 C 1990)

Endurance Racing Legends.

Race 1
Race 2
  1. #34 – David Hart (Courage C60 2005)
  2. #25 – Mike Newton (MG EX264 2005)
  3. #144 – Gianluigi Candiani/Frédéric Rouvier (Lucchini SR2 2002)
  1. #16 – Christian Gläsel (MG EX257 2004)
  2. #34 – David Hart (Courage C60 2005)
  3. #10 – Olivier Galant (Panoz Esperante GTR1 1998)

Picture gallery Spa Classic 2023

Pictures courtesy Tim Havermans
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Spa Classic - 2.0L Cup

Spa Classic - 2.0L Cup
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Spa Classic - 2.0L Cup

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