A new Demo category and the Classic at 60 km/h
Similar to the leaves falling from the trees, when it comes to the Legend Boucles de Spa® 2014 the good news is pilling down on us fast.
Following the announcement several weeks back regarding the date, namely 15th February, and the news that there will be new stages in Bastogne – whilst the rally centre remains in Spa -, we can today offer up some additional details, and that in accordance with the RACB.
In the first instance the average speed for the Classic category will be been increased from 50 to 60 km/h maximum. This 10 km/h difference makes the challenge even bigger!
It goes without saying that for the Legend category the average remains at 80 km/h, which is pretty substantial, especially with the mandatory winter tyres, but there is more speed foreseen in the new Demo category.
This category is reserved for a maximum of 15 cars that will be selected based on their previous record of achievements. It is also important to note that these cars should have played a prominent role in the Boucles de Spa or the World Rally Championship. They will precede the Legend category, without time keeping or classification. In addition they will not be driving on unpaved routes and will not be competing in the night stages.
Three conditions linked to the Demo category
- The car may not have been accepted for entry in the Classic or Legend category.
- The cars must be listed as one of the seven cars in the Group B, which in general are forbidden entry in Historic events: Peugeot 205 T16, Audi Quattro Sport, MG Metro 6R4, Citroën BX 4TC, Ford RS200, Lancia Delta S4 or Subaru Impreza Gr.B. Other accepted cars emanate from the Group A category (not WRC!): Lancia Delta Integrale, Escort or Sierra Cosworth, BMW M3, Subaru Impreza 555, Mitsubishi Galant, Toyota Celica GT-Four…
- The car must retain a constructor’s original livery from the World Championship or alternatively retain a car’s livery such as the manner in which it competed in the Boucles de Spa (for example the Ford Escort Cosworth Group A Bastos ex-Patrick Snijers, now manned by a Brit and this car is the first to be selected)
A maximum of 15 cars will be allowed at the start. The drivers will be entitled to an adapted entry fee. Photos and applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The team must have a licence (day licence allowed) and compete as prescribed in the FIA-safety norms.
Registration for the Classic and Legend categories will be on the www.racspa.be site as from Friday 1st November.
We will keep you up-to-date on the evolution of the entrants list, which as each and every year will include some reputable Belgian and international names.