Spa 4H Classic: Full Entry List

Posted: 28th June 2017

Huge field of 51 Entries – Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, BMW, Laverda, Ducati, Moto Guzzi – Harris, P&M, Moto Martin, Bakker, Segale, Godier-Genoud – Bikes from 1974 to 1984 – Guy Martin with a kitten

We now have the full entry list for the European Classic Series 4 hour race. There are 51 entries (compared to just 30 at the FIM Endurance World Championship round at Slovakia Ring last weekend) so apologies if we haven't mentioned your team here.

Download the full entry list here: spa-classic-entry-list-2017.pdf

Most of the media attention will focus on the No.54 Team Classic Suzuki 1982 Katana 1100 of Pete Boast and Guy Martin; if we had a picture of Guy Martin riding the Katana while holding a kitten we could break the internet. The bike looked strong at Donington Park but lasted less than a lap so the team will be hoping for a better performance at Spa.

The Donington Park race was won by the Neat Racing Honda and they're back with their No.1 1979 Honda 1123 Magnum, ridden by John, Steven and Sam Neate. Second place at the UK round went to Tea Taurus Suzuki, with their No.44 1981 XR69 Replica ridden by Georgio Cantalupo and Sandro Caprara, and third was taken by SCERT Suzuki on the No.12 Harris R69 GSX1100 ridden by Steve Boam and Steve Clarke.

Sweatshop Phase One will campaign two P&M GSX1100s, ridden by (No.3) Mike Dickenson and Hugh Brasher, and (No.4) Peter Linden and Ian Simpson, Team Force (no.56) have an F1 1166cc Suzuki ridden by Gregory Fastre and Bruno Le Bihan, and Dyno Tech's Gysbrechts, Manning-Morton and Hart will ride the No.18 Honda RS1000. Team Alf's Kawasaki 1982 P&M 1169 will be ridden by Mick Godfrey, Mike Edwards and John Barton.

Van Dijk Laverda Endurance Team

Other interesting entrants include (in no particular order); No.6 Classic Boxer Endurance 1978 R100S, MS Corse #8 Ducati NCR900 Desmo, Van Dijk Laverda's No.16 Laverda 1000 from 1974, Radical Team's No.38 Godier Genoud 1981 Kawasaki, Kaiser Classic's No.43 1981 Bakker Kawasaki, Classic Racer Nice's P&M Gpz1100 (No.52), Wildthing Racing's No.64 Moto Martin Yamaha from 1979, the No.399 German Guzzi Classic Team's 1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans, and last but not least, Ballo Racing's 1983 Yamaha FJ1100 (No.94).

1983 Yamaha FJ1100 in stanrdard trim

It's a packed entry, with every team having an interesting bike with its own history, and that should make for fascinating. intriguing and captivating racing. Qualifying starts at 10:05 CET, 9:05 BST on Friday.

Words: Martin Gelder, Photos: Martin Gelder, Yamaha