Spa 4H Classic: Qualifying

Posted: 30th June 2017

Team Force and Team Edge Suzukis fastest – Phase One and Alf's swapping places – Guy Martin getting mobbed – Link to live timing and loads of pictures

Live Timing Here:

Qualifying for tomorrow's Spa 4 Hour round of the European Classic Series endurance championship began this morning, although many teams took advantage of the trackday here yesterday to do some unofficial testing.

The Flying Hermans Suzuki GSX1100 turns inside the Amici Miei Ducati 750TT at La Source

Fastest in the first session was Team Force's Greg Fastre (Suzuki F1, 2:43.169) with Kaiser Classic Endu Team's Oliver Skach (Bakker Kawasaki, 2.45.448) second and Team Edge's Nick Edgeley (Suzuki GS1100E, 1:45.796) third. Neate Racing (Honda) were fourth, Roadrunner (Suzuki GSX1100) fifth, the Sweatshop Phase One No.4 Suzuki was sixth and Alf's Kawasaki seventh.

Team Edge

Times were quicker in the second session, with Team Edge first, Team Force second, Kaiser Endu third, Motoport Uithoorn (Kawasaki Gpz 1100) fourth, Alf's Kawasaki fifth and Sweatshop Phase One sixth.

Sweathsop Phase One's Ian Simpson and Hugh Brasher waiting to go out

The Team Classic Suzuki ridden by Guy Martin and Pete Boast 23rd in the first session, improving to 11th in the second. Guy Martin is being mobbed by photographers whenever he makes an appearance, distracting from some of the quicker teams.

Team Classic Suzuki's Guy Martin worms his way onto the track

Access to the paddock and pits is very open and informal this weekend, and so far the promised rain has stayed away.

Alf's Kawasaki

Final qualifying takes place this evening between 18:15 and 20:05 CET.

Words: Martin Gelder, Photos: Martin Gelder