Spa Classic 2016

Date: 13 May, 2016

Location: Le Circuit De Spa Francorchamps, Route du Circuit, 55 - 4970 Francorchamps

Experts may say the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is among the most challenging for drivers, with its fast, hilly track containing more twists than a Hitchcock thriller.

But it is also one of the easiest on the eye for race fans.

The sixth edition of the Spa Classic (May 13-15) provides a three-day extravaganza for historic car connoisseurs who like their race settings as beautiful as their motors.

Nestled in the Ardennes with its winding rivers, dense forests and rolling valleys, Belgium’s F1 Grand Prix circuit will again be a magnet for classic car race fans.

Your chance to get involved
The races come thick and fast - with Classic Endurance Racing and Historic Formula 2 Championships taking pride of place.

The former renews old rivalries between GTs and prototypes which have competed against each other in the world’s biggest endurance events from 1966 to 1979.

The latter brings together F2 single-seaters which raced from 1967 to 1978 in the European Championships.

You can also look forward to pre-1966 U2 touring cars, the Heritage Touring Cup, Group C (1983-1991) racers, 1960s endurance runs and Trofeo Nastro Rosso, which showcases gorgeous pre-1966 Italian sports models.

But your choices aren’t restricted just to watching. You can also take part yourself.

Fancy taking track laps? You can, whether it’s day or night - and sample for yourself the fast, testing nature of this circuit in your own vehicle.

The 25-minute sessions cost £119 and are offered at “beginner” and “skilled” levels.

Don’t leave without…
• Taking home some automobilia: You can add to your collection, whether you’re into art, books, models or posters
• Bidding for a car: Saturday sees an auction above the venue’s F1 pits
• Taking in the scenery: Explore the region’s vast cave network, walk hiking paths or stroll by the beautiful rivers

Get a ticket
Tickets cost 20 euros (£15.60) per day in advance (25 euros or £19.50 on the gate) or 30 euros (£23.40) for a weekend pass (35 euros or £27.30 on the gate). Friday’s ticket sales are available on-site only for 10 euros.