Preview : Spa Six Hours 2017

Three days of Pure Historic Racing on 15th, 16th and 17th September on the greatest circuit in the world !

The Spa Six Hours, Roadbook team’s top event has over the years established itself as a key player on the international historic racing calendar. The 2017 event, celebrating its 25th edition, to be held on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September will be as exceptional as ever, with obviously the major race being the Spa Six Hours Endurance held on Saturday late afternoon through to early evening, not forgetting a list of awesome international series, bringing together more than 650 machines to the track. Formula 1, Prototypes, GT, Sports and Touring cars, in fact something to everyone’s liking, which explains the exceptional enthusiasm for this meeting …

“Over the years we came to realise that the drivers, whether they be professionals, amateurs or gentlemen-drivers, want to be here to race, Alain Defalle and Vincent Collard, the maestros of the Spa Six Hours commented. Which implies that the ‘pure racing’ aspect quite clearly gains the upper hand. As from that moment we focussed on riding on that wave, offering up a meeting as intense as it is prestigious, exemplified through some mouth-watering grids … “

With obviously at the top of the pyramid the Spa Six Hours Endurance, the start being given on Saturday 16th on the dot of 16.00hrs, with some … 120 cars taking off to tackle the Raidillon. Motorsport legends such Ford GT40, Jaguar E-Type, Shelby Cobra, Ford Mustang, Ferrari 250 GT will be part and parcel of the event, with a host of drivers boasting an international reputation. A hot spectacle in the offing …

Spa 6 Hours 2016
Spa 6 Hours 2016 / BRIONES Pablo (CHL) – HORN Klaus (DE) / Porsche 911 RSR

“Proof of the ‘pure racing’ image of these Spa Six Hours, two new prestigious series appear on the billboard, Alain Defalle and Vincent Collard continued. With the Jaguar Classic Challenge, organised by the parent company, it will allow the general public to appreciate a substantial number of classic Jaguar machines on the track. C, D, E -Types and others will be holding court and going head to head. As for the Masters Endurance Legends, it will bring together Prototypes that wrote the endurance history right through until the appearance of the first LMP type cars. A grid we cannot wait to discover … »

With the former F1 single-seaters of the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship, the Grand Prix cars of the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, the fabulous Prototypes of the Masters Historic Sports Car Championship, the Touring and other Sports Cars, eclecticism and quality have now never been so well matched on the greatest circuit in the world.

As for the FBVA, namely the highly official Fédération Belge des Véhicules Anciens, it has for many years made the Spa Six Hours its major event in Belgium. As from Thursday 14th September a Warm-Up will give its members the opportunity to take to the track with their own classic cars, whilst once again the P14 will be solely reserved for vehicles over 25 years old, not forgetting that the rotunda of the Maison FBVA, in fact the salons of the Eau Rouge, will be converted into a cinema, projecting films of the era directly associated with motorsport.

As you will have realised the Spa Six Hours 2017 promises to be another highlight for all aficionados of classic racing machinery.

Spa Six Hours 2016

Pictures by Vintage Race Photography