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During the weekend of September Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and September 25 the Roadbook organisation of Alain Defalle and Vincent Collard hosted the 19th edition of the legendary Spa 6 Hours. Around 600 historic race cars, a vast crowd and beautiful and warm weather conditions were just a few ingredients to make this edition of this event the best so far. No less than 109 epic historic icons filled the grid for the 6 hour race. Qualifying on Friday evening saw five Ford GT40’s battling it out for the pole position. Roger Wills and Joe Twyman claimed the best position on the grid in the nr. 40 Ford GT with a time of 2:44.126, followed by Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield in the nr. 8 Ford GT and Christian Gläsel and Ralf Kelleners in the nr. 3 Ford GT40. Jon Minshaw, Jason Minshaw and Martin Stretton, winners of the 2010 edition claimed a thirtheenth place on the grid in their Jaguar E-Type. Just thirty minutes after the race was started several cars crashed in Les Combes, including the ‘Jag’ of Jon Minshaw. During the intervention of the safety car, something went totally wrong resulting in the fact that several cars crashed into each other. Ford dominated this edition of the Spa 6 Hours resulting in a victory for the nr. 3 GT40 of Christian Gläsel and Ralf Kelleners. Just a difference of two minutes separated the winning Ford from the car driven by Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield.

 

No less than 28 cars entered the F1 Historic Grand Prix, seeing iconic a.o.  March, Lotus and Williams cars. Besides this the crowd could enjoy the sounds and shapes of the Masters Sports Cars, Historic Grand Prix Cars Association and Touringcars from the sixties in the U2TC race. Former sportscars from the golden era were presented in the Stirling Moss Trophy and RAC Woodcote Trophy. A true demonstration of brute power was given in the Trans Atlantic Prototype Challenge, a unique combination of Group C, CanAm and Sports Cars. Finally historic GT´s filled the grids in the British Sports, GT & Saloon Challenge and the Masters Gentlemen Drivers. Without doubt the 2011 Spa 6 Hours was the best edition ever and combined with the outstanding weather an event not be missed!