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Spa Six Hours
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14 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018 07:00 to 17:00
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Location: Spa Francorchamps

The legend that is the Spa 6hrs race for FIA pre Ď66 saloons and GTs. Usually attracts well over 100 entries and lots of British spectators.....

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Motor Racing Legends: Pre-War Sports Cars; Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy; Stirling Moss Trophy;

Masters grids x 5.

HSCC closed wheel combined grid.

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Old 14 Sep 2018, 15:08 (Ref:3850132)   #76
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Nice to see 2 Alfas topping the u2tc qualifying ; haven't seen that for a while !
Yes I noticed that too.

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..........but the second car driven by young Oli Hart, shows what a great talent this lad is. He drove the car for the 1st time, l think, at GW & won his part of the St Mary's race, after a distinctly average drive by Tom Coronel in the 'pro' part, in the same car.

He's also handy in the family cobra & entered in a GT40 for the main race: could be the youngest winner of the 6hrs this year ??
Could be interesting.
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Old 14 Sep 2018, 22:28 (Ref:3850182)   #77
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A few photos from today. I'll be back tomorrow.
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Old 15 Sep 2018, 05:12 (Ref:3850246)   #78
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Good lap time in the +4 Mike....as expected GT40s dominate!
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Well I for one are delighted to see the Alfa being competitive again. Now we just need the Tisas to find some more speed to make the grid a bit more interesting. Wall to wall Cortinas is bad for the series. From my understanding the Beemer carries a lot more weight, and the engines are already making as much power as they are capable of.

Anyway, to the important matter of the 6hrs. I wonder if the single qualifying session in the dark will be repeated next year- it was chaos!

We had a simple plan to get all 3 of us qualified and then to our booked table at the pizzeria on time. The +4 was second out onto the track, and first time past us was leading car, with a clear track in front. Red flag. A car stopped on track and itís dark. So weíre now near the back of the queue. Green flag and all on circuit again. One lap later red flag. Another recovery needed. This time weíre lucky to be near the front of the queue. One flying lap achieved with a 3.06 putting us P1 in the class for now. Too much traffic to improve so we swap drivers and Simon does 3 safe laps, then itís my turn. Again, 3 safe laps keeeping out of the way of some of the manic Es, Cobras at GT40s. Then on my in lap, as Iím passing the medical centre the engine dies as if out of fuel. Pull off in a safe place while switching on second pump. Engine pulls again so carefully rejoin and get to pit lane entrance. Make it down the hill to our box, where we find tank is dry! Turns out the the extra laps needed to achieve a time meant we had used more than predicted...... Iíd actually put in 3 more litres than had been calculated, so very pleased that I did!

So we had to use the whole 90 minute session to each do 3 laps, which is daft. Turned out that our time was beaten by 3, with class pole (1 sec faster) taken by the brand new build Triumph SLR copy. I havenít had a look at it but apparently the roll cage would be worthy of a modern BTCC car....

But after all that we were only 3 minutes late for our table reservation, with the pizza excellent and welcome
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Thanks for the pics, really nice. Le parti pris d'un angle assez original est sympa, merci beaucoup et bonne continuation.
Mike did I see that you dare to be faster than your client? As to car colors, you meant one red and one shiny" I guess…
By the way, who buys the beer for two tens?
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Nothing is faster than a GTA in U2TC. I never drove a real tisa, but a modified TI is a dog even if non compliant. Whatever you do, overbore, contra-rotative camshaft, and so on, weight is an issue and the power remains modest for a 2.2 litre… Bearing in mind that at this stage you can experience some unreliability And a Cortina is so much fun to drive!
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A few photos from today. I'll be back tomorrow.
And I think these photos show why Historic racing is so wonderful. A more diverse and exciting group of cars you couldn't hope to find in one meeting. Marvellous!

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The qualifying for six hours was crazy
Red flags yellow flags
Drivers not knowing what they are doing as their first race of weekend
Our box of bolts did a 2 49 Thursday but did whole six laps in qualifying before being barged off track by a long hopeless bloke in a tank

Hour in light plus hourin dark was so much more sensible
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I noticed there were quite a number of red flags in many of the qualifying sessions yesterday.
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The qualifying for six hours was crazy
Red flags yellow flags
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Our box of bolts did a 2 49 Thursday but did whole six laps in qualifying before being barged off track by a long hopeless bloke in a tank

Hour in light plus hourin dark was so much more sensible
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Too many people been watching Goodwood highlight in preparation?

Car ok I hope, best car there!
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2:30's next year?
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It seems that Mike and his mates are having a tough time, specially during the first two hours. Never saw so many penalties during a race. I very much doubt they will really make 6 hours while so many started for a 2/3 hours race …
By chance the real SLR is now ahead the Triumph one!
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It seems that Mike and his mates are having a tough time, specially during the first two hours. Never saw so many penalties during a race. I very much doubt they will really make 6 hours while so many started for a 2/3 hours race Ö
By chance the real SLR is now ahead the Triumph one!
The new Triumph is very quick with one driver, but Johnís Morgan SLR is 2nd in class at the moment. Still an hour to go! Keith Ahlersís +4 TOK258H broke or bent a push rod, now fixed, and we had (during my stint) a brake lining come off the shoe. Interesting! Spoiled our race but cíest la vie...... Looks like Iain has had problems in the Marcos, as they lost a lot of time early on, and sadly the Elva is no longer running. Another tenther James Owen is sharing a TR4, but not sure how that is doing, and MGDavid is doing pitwall duty for an E Type. So several other tenthers involved!
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We prefer the word 'recreation' for the 'new Triumph SLR...

Just finished its maiden race in the 6 hrs..... 18th overall and 1st class

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