Motorcyclist - - Shift - —Chris Can­tle

Even as pur­pose-built tracks gained promi­nence in the 1920s, speed-hun­gry Bel­gians sim­ply con­nected a 9-mile tri­an­gle of fast, ru­ral roads in the Ar­dennes For­est and called it a race­course. The re­sult, Cir­cuit de Spa-fran­cor­champs, has been one of the most chal­leng­ing tracks in the world ever since.

Once home to two-wheel Grand Prix and endurance events, premier-class mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing has been on hia­tus at Spa since

!! LM[XQ\M UWLMZVQBI\QWV MЄWZ\[ 1\[ IJ[MVKM PI[ TMN\ \PM spec­tac­u­lar dip and rise of Spa’s fa­mous Eau Rouge cor­ner to the Euro­pean Clas­sic Se­ries, which races his­toric ma­chines into the night.

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