Spa Enduro Classic
Our Spa Enduro Classic event took place on Saturday 25th November and saw 16 2-3 driver teams battle it out in a 3 hour endurance race around the legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit. The pre-race test the previous week saw teams testing each of the 4 cars available for the much anticipated event. Car choice was limited to 4 historic GT’s; Di Tomaso Pantera, Ferrari Daytona, Porsche 911 RSR and the 3.1L Ford Capri. Each car, despite the Race Hut balance of performance, retained its own set of characteristics with the Di Tomaso and Daytona excelling in the run up the Kemmel straight in the first sector and the lighter, more agile Capri and Porsche using the twisty middle sector to it’s advantage.
First on the timetable was a 45 minute qualifying session where teams made their final laps of practice and set about trying to grab a spot on the front row of the grid. Although of minimal importance ahead of a 3 hour race, qualifying saw all four car manufacturers in the top 5!
Our first 3hr Enduro was enjoyed by all and involved great commoradory throughout the race all through the pack. One moment to remember was the long time BTCC safety car driver, Scott Stringfellow, pushing a fellow competitor back to the pitlane after running out of fuel just 200m from the pit entrance – one which received massive applause throughout the venue!
The event, which was very well attended, is a prolouge of things to come from the Race Hut Oxford with more 3 hour enduro Saturday’s planned for 2018. Stay tuned to our social media pages for the reveal of new events.