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Sports Prototype Cup Heads to Spa-Francorchamps for Thrilling Mini-Endurance Weekend

The Sports Prototype Cup heads to Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, joining the grid of the Dutch Supercar Challenge for a spectacular event featuring both GT and prototype racers.

Set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Belgian Ardennes, this leg of the Cup introduces a unique 'mini-endurance' format. Over two action-packed days, competitors will participate in a pair of one-hour races, sharing the track with a diverse mix of GT and Prototype cars from the Dutch Supercar Challenge.

 

Adding to the excitement, each race will include mandatory pit stops, allowing teams to strategise and optimise their performance on the demanding Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

 

Revolution is entering both their 500 EVO and 427 models to showcase the capabilities of their fastest and slowest cars. Ron Fletcher, the Revolution Cup North America 2023 champion, will make his 2024 European debut driving the Revolution 500 EVO for the first time. Ron, who was the first to order a 500 EVO, is racing at Spa ahead of his new car's arrival in the United States.

 

Joining the Revolution entry are James Abbott and Nigel Redwood, who will share a Revolution 427. The drivers are promised plenty of seat time this weekend with the two endurance races:

Friday, May 31st

  • 9:00 AM - Free Practice 1 (60 mins)

  • 11:49 AM - Free Practice 2 (40 mins)

  • 2:56 PM - Free Practice 3 (40 mins)


Saturday, June 1st

  • 10:06 AM - Qualifying 1 (20 mins)

  • 10:31 AM - Qualifying 2 (20 mins)

  • 2:09 PM - Race 1 (60 mins)


Sunday, June 2nd

  •  11:24 AM - Race 2 (60 mins)


During the weekend, all results and live timings can be found at the following website:

 

 

The races are streamed live:

 


Spa-Francorchamps Circuit Overview

Location:

  •  The Spa-Francorchamps Circuit is located in the Ardennes region of Belgium, near the town of Francorchamps, in the province of Liège.


History:

  • Origins: The circuit was established in 1921, initially using public roads connecting the towns of Francorchamps, Malmedy, and Stavelot. It quickly gained fame for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery.

  • Evolution: Over the decades, the track has undergone several changes for safety reasons, reducing its length from the original 14.9 km (9.3 miles) to the current 7.004 km (4.352 miles).


Layout and Features:

  • Current Length: 7.004 km (4.352 miles).

  • Turns: 19 turns (10 right, 9 left).

  • Elevation Changes: Significant elevation changes are a hallmark of the circuit, with a 100-meter difference between its lowest and highest points.

  • Iconic Corners:

    • Eau Rouge and Raidillon: A sequence of corners that rise steeply uphill, considered one of the most challenging and famous sections in motorsport.

    • Les Combes: A tight right-left-right chicane at the end of the Kemmel Straight.

    • Pouhon: A fast double-apex left-hand corner.

    • Blanchimont: A high-speed left-hand corner leading into the Bus Stop chicane.


Events:

  •  Formula 1: The circuit hosts the annual Belgian Grand Prix, a highlight of the Formula 1 calendar.

  • Endurance Racing: The 24 Hours of Spa is a major endurance race, attracting top GT teams from around the world.

  • Other Series: The circuit also hosts races for the World Endurance Championship (WEC), the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), The Sports Porotype Cup, and various other motorsport events, including the Spa 24 Hours for GT cars and the Spa Classic.


Reputation:

  • Driver Favourite: Spa-Francorchamps is beloved by drivers for its challenging and rewarding nature. The combination of high-speed straights, technical corners, and unpredictable weather makes it a true test of skill.

  • Fan Experience: The natural amphitheatre setting and picturesque surroundings make it a favourite among fans, offering numerous vantage points to enjoy the action.


Climate:

  • Variable Weather: Spa is notorious for its variable weather conditions. It is not uncommon for different parts of the track to experience different weather simultaneously, adding to the circuit's unpredictability.


The circuit has been the site of many memorable moments in motorsport history, including dramatic races, spectacular crashes, and legendary performances by some of the greatest drivers in the world. Spa-Francorchamps continues to be a cornerstone of global motorsport, celebrated for its history, beauty, and the relentless challenge it presents to competitors.


Next up for the Sports Prototype Cup

Following an exhilarating weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, the Sports Prototype Cup heads to England on June 22nd to race at the illustrious Donington GP Circuit. Renowned as a favourite among both fans and drivers, Donington Park promises another thrilling chapter in this year's competition.


If you are interested in an arrive and drive package for Donington then contact us using the form on the arrive and drive page, click below.



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