Another evolution from last year concerns the « Trofeo Nastro Rosso . It has now been opened to non-italian
related cars and renamed « The Greatest’s Trophy ». Thus one can admire a Jaguar tye E lightweight or an
Aston Martin DB2 along with the cars that used to fill the grid of the Trofo Nastro Rosso (250 SWB, Bizzarini,
275 GB/C, Porshe Carrera Abarth). May we expect that this change will allow Peter Auto to get this series
The plebes cited « Heritage Touring Cup » was re-conducted with an ever growing grid of 45 cars, including
many BMW 3.0CSL, some BMW 635 CSI, Ford Escort, Capri, a few Rover… Both races were dominated by
Christian Traber on a BMW 3,0 CSL with a gap of more than 30sec in front of the second.
The Classic Endurance Racing 1 saw the two fastest cars of the qualifying session not taking part in the race.
Both Montverde/Pearson on their 512M and Lopez/Meaden on a Lola T70 were enabled to join the grid. With
this retirements, the victory came to the Chevron B19 of Philipp Bruehwiler who was third on the grid. One of
the highlight in CER 1 was the red Porsche 917/10 Can-Am of Didier Cazeaux, but unfortunately the car had
mechanical troubles that lead to its retirement before the qualifying session. In CER 2 Marc Devis had a great
drive to won the race in his TOJ SC 303 after starting only 11th on the grid.
The highlight for « Group C racing » was the return to the track of a few « Silk Cut » Jaguar that had nearly
disappeared of the scene of historic racing in the recent years. With an XJR8, XJR9, XJR11 and two XJR14
this was a rare opportunity for fans to see so many of these in an event. One Peugeot 905 was also present,
allowing us to hear the fantastic sound of its V10. The qualifying sessions saw Ivan Vercoutere and Ralf
Kelleners take the pole position on a Porsche 962 just ahead of Christophe d’Ansembourg’ Jaguar XJR14.
Vercoutere/Kelleners were enabled to transform this pole in victory taking second place in both races while
Steve Tandy on his Spice SE90C and Raymond Narac/Michel Lecourt won respectively the first and second
All the drivers of this 8th edition of Spa-Classic had the chance to race their cars on a dry
Spa-Francorchamps track all the week-end, giving the opportunity to provide great spectacle to the large
number of spectators present again this year. Rendezvous is already taken for the next edition in May 2019.