Starting at 9:30 a.m. ET, there will be twenty-four hours of brilliant racing on Belgium’s fantastic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps that won’t see a second of air time on American television. The solution? Watch it all right here via Nismo.tv’s livestream.
It’s hard to oversell just how different serious endurance race cars are today from how they were 30 years ago. But if you want to see that difference in action, check out this video review a Mazda RX-7. But it’s not just any review, and not just any RX-7. It’s from EVO, and it’s the car that won the 1981 Spa 24 Hours.
This weekend's Spa 24 Hours race almost got off to a disastrous start when Ferrari 458 driver Alessandro Pier Guidi spun out in front of a very packed crowd of cars. Luckily for all involved, he's a badass.
What happens in the pit area of an endurance-racing team at a major European racetrack? Lots of things, including lots of lubricants and spare nuts. Sounds like a party. No, seriously. It's actually the headquarters for quite an amazing tactical feat.
McLaren's first development outing in the $500,000 MP4-12C GT3 at the Spa 24 Hours proved a mixed bag. The number 59 car of Andrew Kirkaldy, Alvaro Parente and Oliver Turvey, quickest in pre-qualifying, hit a wall at turn one, after just two laps.
Short answer, yes. But still, AMG's böred-und-schtroked "Red Pig" 280SEL came in second place… and first in our hearts!
As much fun as it might be to watch the races at Belgium's famous Circuit de Spa, you might be forced to share your luxury bathroom with some of the dirty, dirty moderately well-off. Alas, a Belgian company has the answer! They'll hoist you and your rich friends 50 meters into the air and serve you drinks and tapas…