The 1965 2-litre Porsche 911 of Yorkshire’s EB Motorsport flew to a podium finish in the first-ever 2.0L Cup race last weekend, making up huge ground in the race after qualifying sixth on the grid.
Forty classic pre-1966 911s arrived at Spa to take part in the three-race series, which is all new for 2018. The races are run as part of the Peter Auto series and include an extra outing at Le Mans Classic. Entry is not cheap, but the event is certainly unique amongst European classic racing events.
First practice was held on Friday, with qualifying on Saturday and the race held on Sunday. Weather was fine for the first couple of days, but rain before the start of the race made things interesting. The race was eventually red flagged after just over an hour, when the heavens opened and the track was rendered impossible to drive with torrential hail and rain.
We had just completed a driver change and were confident that second place was within our grasp when the chequered flag fell. In the end, we settled for third and were happy to finish there in the first 2.0L Cup race amongst some the strongest competition in Europe. The inaugural 2.0L Cup weekend was an excellent experience for all the competitors and a great sign of things to come.
The next 2.0L Cup event is at Dijon Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or from June 8-10. Follow our social media pages for more news and pics, courtesy of our good friend Jayson Fong.