The appeal of the Spa Six Hours race weekend never wains and this year, more than ever, it is likely to be the highlight of the historic motor racing year. After so many months of disappointments and cancellations it will be the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for so many hungry competitors keen not to miss the opportunity to race on the infamous Ardennes circuit on the 25th – 27th September.
Already featuring strong support from European competitors, we’re pleased to report that British drivers are now confirming their entries in strength since the Motorsport UK COVID-19 exemption permit was announced last week. Motor Racing Legends will follow our traditional format with all race activity on the Friday and Saturday allowing everyone to race in, or just relax and watch, the Saturday evening Six Hour race, and to return to the UK at a leisurely pace on the Sunday.
The programme from Motor Racing Legends includes;
- Pre-War Sports Cars
A season unique opportunity to race your Pre-War car on the fabled Spa circuit. Qualifying and the 40 minute race both take place on the Friday allowing you to wind down after a thrilling race and enjoy the fine programme of historic racing over the weekend.
- 1950s Sports Cars
Pre 1956 Sports cars from the RAC Woodcote Trophy grid come together with Pre ’61 Sports Racing Cars of the Stirling Moss Trophy in a bumper one hour, two driver option Sports Car race. One of the highlights of the Saturday afternoon race programme, qualifying is held on the Friday morning.
- Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC
Celebrating the ETCC and Spa 24 Hours of the Sixties Touring Cars from the 1960s under 2 litres are invited to race in a bumper Touring Car grid featuring two 40 minute races on Friday and Saturday. The Sixties Touring Car Challenge will run on track with the Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy (see below).
- Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy
Spa is the ultimate challenge in a Historic Touring Car and there are two opportunities to experience the thrill with qualifying and the first of two 40 minute races on the Friday and a second race on Saturday morning.Open to Group A, 2 and 5 (HTCC) and Group 1 and 1½ (Tony Dron Trophy).
Entries are open but will be closing soon. The easiest way to enter through this website. Just click on the RACE SERIES menu and then on the scroll down for the race you wish to enter and click on ‘Enter Online’ or download the PDF Regulations and Entry Form. If you are a Motorsport UK licence holder based in the UK and would like further details of the quarantine Exemption Permit please contact Gillian Carr firstname.lastname@example.org
Algarve Classic Festival
More great news: last week the UK government removed the requirement for travellers returning from Portugal to quarantine for two weeks. The Algarve Classic Festival was never in doubt but this news sees many competitors enthused for an end of season party in the Algarve sunshine. Now on 6-8th November, the Portimao circuit will host Formula One two weekends prior (giving you ample opportunity to learn the circuit event better!) and Moto GP follows a fortnight later, ensuring that all of the bars and restaurants that we so enjoy will remain open and welcome competitors. As ever, hotel accommodation is included in the race entry fee for this hugely popular end of season party. Entries are now being taken for;
- Pre-War Sports Cars (two races)
- 50s Sports Cars (two hour endurance race into the dark on Saturday evening)
- Historic Touring car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy (two races)
- Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC (two races)
- Pre ’63 GT (one hour race)
Entries are open following the same process as above.