Embark on an Epic Journey at Spa-Francorchamps – The Race Centre’s Track of the Month
This September, we shift our gears to the legendary Spa-Francorchamps Circuit as The Race Centre’s Track of the Month. Nestled in the scenic Ardennes forest of Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps is a historic track that promises an exhilarating adventure for motorsport enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. Let’s dive into the rich history and thrilling challenges that this iconic circuit offers.
A Track Steeped in History
Spa-Francorchamps, often simply referred to as Spa, has a storied past dating back to the early 1920s. It’s one of the oldest tracks on the Formula 1 calendar and boasts a rich heritage of racing excellence. The track’s picturesque setting amidst the Ardennes hills provides both beauty and excitement in equal measure.
Originally designed as a high-speed road course, Spa-Francorchamps was known for its daring and dangerous nature. Over time, it underwent several safety modifications while preserving its classic layout. Today, it stands as a unique blend of modern racing infrastructure and old-world charm.
A Testament to Speed
For drivers, Spa-Francorchamps presents a breathtaking challenge. With its long straights, challenging elevation changes, and iconic corners like Eau Rouge and Blanchimont, Spa demands precision and bravery. The unpredictable Ardennes weather adds an extra layer of complexity, as rain can turn a dry race into a slippery showdown in an instant.
The blend of high-speed sections and technical corners makes Spa one of the most complete tests of a driver’s skill. It’s no wonder that many consider conquering Spa-Francorchamps to be a crowning achievement in their racing careers.
See below for a look at Spa-Francorchamps with Jules Gounon onboard the Mercedes-AMG GT3!
We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!
The Race Centre’s Track of the Month also offers an exciting opportunity for drivers across different classes of vehicles.
Your Spa-Francorchamps Experience
At The Race Centre this month, you have the opportunity to embrace the challenge of Spa-Francorchamps. Whether you prefer the raw power of an endurance prototype, the agility of a GT racer, or the excitement of other classes, Spa’s allure will captivate you.
Class A – Expert
In the Sauber-Mercedes C11, you’ll experience the pinnacle of endurance racing. This exceptional car, known for its speed and technological prowess, offers an unparalleled driving experience on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Get ready to push the limits of speed and precision, conquering iconic corners and fast straights as you take on the challenge of a lifetime.
Class B – Professional
Step into the cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz 190E, a true classic. Renowned for its balance and performance, this remarkable car delivers an exciting driving experience on the challenging Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Prepare to test your skills as you navigate the twisting sections and high-speed stretches of this iconic track.
Class C – Intermediate
Feel the power of the Mercedes-AMG GT3. Known for its superb handling and thrilling performance, this extraordinary car promises an unforgettable driving experience on the dynamic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Brace yourself for the challenge as you tackle the legendary turns and fast-paced straights of this historic track.
Class D – Rookie
For those starting their racing journey, the Radical SR3 RSX awaits. This exceptional car, celebrated for its responsiveness and excitement, guarantees a memorable driving experience on the iconic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Prepare yourself for the thrill as you take on the sweeping corners and technical chicanes of this legendary track.
No matter your class, Spa-Francorchamps beckons with its rich racing heritage and thrilling circuit layout. With every lap, you’ll immerse yourself in the true essence of motorsport, pushing your chosen vehicle to its limits. Join us at The Race Centre and embark on an unforgettable racing adventure at Spa-Francorchamps, where passion, competition, and the pursuit of victory await. Get ready to experience the thrill and adrenaline of this legendary track.
So, are you ready to answer the call of Spa-Francorchamps? Join us this month and let your racing journey begin!
By the way, you are welcome to drive any of the month’s vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session (please select Halifax as the host venue). As a rule, all lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference.
What can you drive this month?
|Class A – Expert||MAK-CORP-Group C||1x £50 Cash||PRESS TO WATCH|
|Class B – Professional||MB190-Tuned||1x Free First Monday||PRESS TO WATCH|
|Class C – Intermediate||Mercedes AMG GT3||3x Free First Monday||PRESS TO WATCH|
|Class D – Rookie||Radical SR3 RSX||5x Free First Monday||PRESS TO WATCH|
See best laps for this competition in the Drivers’ Paddock.
Who can win?
For instance, new drivers to The Race Centre will be automatically classified as a Class D driver. As a result of winning in a class will gain you promotion to the next class. Lastly, you have to win Class B twice to progress to Class A.
|PROMOTION||A, B, C, D||–|
|B – Professional||B, C, D||A|
|C – Intermediate||C, D||B|
|D – Rookie||D only||C|
In short, Competition Terms and Conditions
As a rule. all potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member.
In all cases, for a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times.
Furthermore, vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month.
By the way, free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable.
Also, multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Ordinarily, lower “wins” will be passed to the next highest competitors.
Consequently, TRC Staff are not eligible to win prizes. Consequently, any winning positions held by staff will defer to the next highest driver.
Lastly, cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end.