Eau Rouge, Raidillon, Combes Esses, Malmédy corner, Pouhon double left-hander and curve at Blanchimont are all iconic features of this legendary track.
The greatest race track in the world? Could be… and if you have raced there you’ll know it’s fast and challenging, often with varying weather around the circuit. The La Source hairpin, Eau Rouge, Raidillon, Combes Esses, Malmédy corner, Pouhon double left-hander and curve at Blanchimont are all iconic features of this legendary track. It suits classics, so the two big historic Spa events are highly popular. September’s Spa Six Hours is fantastic – but May’s Spa Classic, from Peter Auto, is even better. Grids include the Porsche 2.0L Cup, Classic Endurance Racing, Endurance Racing Legends, Group C Racing, Heritage Touring Cup, Sixties’ Endurance and The Greatest’s Trophy (for 1950s and ’60s endurance cars). The Touring Cars get two races, one of them on the Saturday evening. The infield is packed with clubs and special displays, while Spa is one of those rare circuits at which it’s possible to do a full lap on foot without losing sight of the track. There are so many iconic viewing points; the locations mentioned above are all worth laying out your picnic and settling down for an hour or two before moving on to the next spot.