Spa Classic is always one of our favourite races of the season, not just for drivers but also the team members. Being a drivers favourite does mean that the grids are always full and a few special cars are pulled out of the wood work for the event. If you haven’t been yet, you should really make sure you get there next year.
We were heading there this year with our 1964 Porsche 901 (no.64) and two customer 1965 Porsche 911’s (no.66 and no.69) entered in the Peter Auto 60’s Endurance race.
We woke up on the Friday to the rain that is so typical of Spa. All cars and drivers went well in what was a fairly chaotic practice session with a couple of red flags, one being after 3 minutes of the session!!! After practice the team set about getting all three cars checked over, re-prepped finally bailing out what water had made it’s way into the cockpits of the cars.
Qualifying was at dusk although it was fairly dark with the rain clouds still hanging over us. With the rain falling 66 and 69 cars were sitting in the top 30 and our 64 car was sitting 2nd overall with around 15 minutes left of the session. As the track dried out towards the end some of the more powerful cars were able to lay down a little more of their power and jumped above our cars. When the flag dropped the 64 car was 5th overall, 1st in Class and had set the fastest middle sector of the day. An amazing drive by Olly Bryant (as you can see in the onboard). The 66 qualified 53rd and 69 was 29th overall.