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Spa 6Hrs Endurance
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The annual pilgrimage to Spa for the 6 hrs and support races.

The latter will include a round of the Jaguar Challenge and combined MRL sports car grids, plus Masters series. U2TC will also have 2 x 40 minute races.
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Old 27 Aug 2017, 07:21 (Ref:3761853)   #46
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zefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Almost a complete GT lock out now, it used to be almost 50% saloons. Nothing small capacity either. Who said variety is the spice of life?

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Only 17 GT40s on the enty list this year ........ Or did I miss one ???

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It'll be interesting to see what Chris Ward does with the GT40 he has to use.Maybe raise a few eyebrows🤔




With the ride height they now run them at (especially the front axle) , maybe they should be called GT38s to distinguish them ??
The eyebrows are already lowered & should be raised !!
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Almost a complete GT lock out now, it used to be almost 50% saloons. Nothing small capacity either. Who said variety is the spice of life?
Time for a separate race for saloons and Sports car < 2 litres?
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Good idea, and or a separate race for continuation cars!
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 13:13 (Ref:3762325)   #50
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With the ride height they now run them at (especially the front axle) , maybe they should be called GT38s to distinguish them ??
The eyebrows are already lowered & should be raised !!
Has the 100mm rule been changed?
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Time for a separate race for saloons and Sports car < 2 litres?
Not sure. There's only one 'Spa 6hrs' and in my opinion it would reduce the standing of the event to have different races for different categories. It didn't work for the Guards Trophy, and as a result we have lost the Autosport 3hr race.....

Martin, where was the modern pic of the Ford taken? It could of course have been braking at the time! In CER events nowadays, some car ride heights are checked at every meeting, and Masters F1 do the same- mainly due to the fact many are 'ground effects' cars. It's very simple check! Maybe it's one of those regulations that Spa doesn't consider as high priority......
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Mike, hi ; I must confess to randomly finding it in my photo folder, it's Spa, but not sue where ! If he is braking then the car should have failed scrutineering (another hot potato !!) cos I can't see any brake lights on .

Anyway, it's still a great spectacle of a race & I,ll be there as usual ; will be my 12th in a row although the last 4 only as an oily rag man & this time a pure spectator/beer drinker - see you there with my tape measure.
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It looks like the exit of Pouhon so leaning heavily

I agree the 6 hr doesn't want upsetting,it's a great race. something like a 2-3 hr U2L race would be good.

I've always Preferred longer races, but wouldn't enter the Cortina in the 6hr, and the Tornado has been slow progress, even if it was ready it's too old and slow for this race now.
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Exit of Pouhon may be but could be also entering Blanchimont one or two.
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The 6 hrs used to include sports racers twelve years ago and it worked.
Where did all these pre66 GT 40's come from.Now more than manufactured in deepest Essex
Our gang will be there with the Birch Elva GT 160 that hopefully should annoy a few GT40's and International Cobras wherever they were made.I want to be in pizza place by 6/7pm.
It's still a superb event and must be highlight of year for most discerning people rather than this weeks razzmatazz.

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Quite agree, Unfortunately Arthur & new school means no Spa this year, and this coming weekend offers a rare opportunity to blow cobwebs off Brands GP circuit, I couldn't resist that opportunity.

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Quite agree, Unfortunately Arthur & new school means no Spa this year, and this coming weekend offers a rare opportunity to blow cobwebs off Brands GP circuit, I couldn't resist that opportunity.
Is John talking about the football.
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This meeting always the highlight, even the year I actually raced at the other place......

Just in case anyone going hasn't read the bumf supplied, to gain access before the weekend you need to have a printed copy of the 'paddock entry' PDF sent by your race Organiser. At the gate (either) this will gain you the correct weekend pass for your vehicle, which will be attached by the circuit staff.....
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Does anyone know whether or not HP Tyres send a truck to Spa, or is there a European Dunlop distributor in attendance?
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Does anyone know whether or not HP Tyres send a truck to Spa, or is there a European Dunlop distributor in attendance?
I'm sure they are usually there, but suggest a quick email to them or call.....
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