38-strong field of early 911 racers compete in second race of season at Spa Classic
Belgium’s Spa Francorchamps provided the venue for round two of the 2019 2.0L Cup, which saw Andrew Kirkcaldy claim victory from a 38-strong lineup of 1965 Porsche 911 race cars. Kirkcaldy’s #99 race car took the chequered flag after 28 laps and more than 90 minutes of racing in Belgium. Kirkcaldy finished 46 seconds ahead of Paragon’s Mark Sumpter and driving partner Mike Jordan in the #77 car, in front of 20,000 spectators over the three days of the revered Spa Classic festival. Champion of the inaugural 2018 campaign, which forms part of the Peter Auto series, Oliver Bryant, who also claimed victory at the 2019 season opener in Barcelona, retired at Spa after 16 laps. The result means Sumpter and Jordan lead the campaign going into round three of the six-round European championship.
Meanwhile, the #72 car of Richard Cook and Harvey Stanley claimed victory in the highly competitive Gentleman’s class, a new development to the competition for this season. The next round of the 2.0L Cup takes place at Peter Auto’s Dijon Grand Prix on 7 to 9 June.