The Total 24 Hours of Spa has unveiled a new logo to celebrate its 70th anniversary edition.
Race week will feature an extensive tribute to the history of the event, with previous winners, historic racecars and exhibitions to accompany the on-track action, which features Formula Renault Eurocup, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux. There will be at least nine support races before the start of the 24-hour race on Saturday afternoon.
In 1924, managers of the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium organized the first edition of what was then called the Grand Prix d’Endurance , a race that was meant mostly as a test for Belgian car manufacturers willing to meet the challenge against the foreign competitors. Interest in the race declined post-World War II and was halted.
The modern version of the Spa 24 Hours that was created in 1964 was initially for touring cars. Since SRO Motorsports Group’s incorporation of the race in the FIA GT Championship calendar in 2001, it has been exclusively for GT cars. In 2011 the Belgian endurance race became the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series, and in 2016 it also became the blue-ribbon event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
Additional details surrounding the 70th edition will be unveiled in the coming weeks.