The Spa Six Hours is one of the annual highlights of the European historic racing season. More than 650 classic racing cars were entered for a weekend of historic racing, braving the difficult weather conditions of the famous Ardennes rollercoaster in 12 different categories.
In the most anticipated race, the Spa Six Hours, the trio of Gordon Shedden, Miles Griffiths and car-owner Philip Walker claimed a rainy victory at the wheel of the 1966-built Ford GT40. The #2 Ford GT40 was one of the ten GT40s who hogged the first ten places during the qualifying session and successfully avoided all the problems in the middle of a field of more than 100 cars.
The Philip Walker-owned GT40 is chassis number GT40P/1041 originally bought by Jean Blaton and saw action only four times throughout 1966 and 1967: Twice at Zolder and twice in the 1000 Kilometres of Paris at Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry. The car has been rebuilt in recent years after being stripped for parts in the 1960s by the second owner.
Elsewhere during the weekend the fantastic Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 of Christophe D’Ansembourg that we visited not long ago for Retro GT was crowned the 2019 Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends champion.
Photos by Erwan Seite.
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