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.

RETRO GT | ASTON MARTIN DBR9/102  | LOLA-ASTON MARTIN B09/60 | MASERATI MC12 GT1

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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