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Britain’s Frank Bird was in scintillating form once again as he took part in the 74th running of the famous TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa but despite leading the race at one point, the Cumbrian along with teammates Jannes Fittje from Germany, Jordan Love from Australia, and Swiss driver Alain Valente, had to retire after 16 hours of competition. Read More »

The legendary Belgian venue of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will see the 74th running of the famous TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa this forthcoming weekend with Cumbrian driver Frank Bird set to contest the event for the Haupt Racing Team.

Penrith-born Frank will contest the Silver Cup category as part of a three-car entry for the German team and will be at the wheel of the #4 Haupt Racing Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 with three other drivers sharing the stints over the 24 hours.

Bird will be joined by German Jannes Fittje, Jordan Love from Australia and Swiss driver Alain Valente. Frank has already seen action for the Haupt Racing Team this year as together with Love, he made a guest appearance at the International GT Open weekend in Spa, where they finished runner-up. Read More »

Haupt Racing Team were in action at the weekend with Frank Bird and teammate Jordan Love contesting the International GT Open at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Franchorchamps where they came away with a superb podium finish.

The German team were making their first appearance in the International GT Open with Cumbrian-born Bird and Australian Love at the wheel of the BILSTEIN Mercedes-AMG GT3. Read More »

After a disappointing start when their car suffered damage early in qualifying, Cumbrian driver Frank Bird and his two teammates bounced back to post a great result in this weekend’s TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa. Read More »

After a month’s break, Penrith racing driver Frank Bird returns to action this weekend when he contests the legendary Total Energies 24 Hours of Spa for Team WRT at their home round.

One of the most famous races in the world, the race in the Belgian Ardennes district forms the third round of the Endurance class in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe and will see 21-year-old Frank compete alongside two teammates in the Audi R8 LMS. Read More »

Team Parker Racing suffered more bad luck in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, as a Team Parker software glitch and gearbox failure cost it a legitimate shot at a podium at this year’s 24 Hours of Spa.

The classic race, usually held in the heat of July, moved to a late October date due to the rescheduled 2020 calendar, meaning the team not only had to contend with cool ambient temperatures and increased inclement weather, but also a race held under more hours of darkness than daylight. Read More »

Team Parker Racing is set to resume action in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup as it tackles the daunting 24 Hours of Spa over this forthcoming late autumnal weekend of (October 22-25).

Despite bad luck at the opening two rounds of the season, with brake failure at Imola and unnecessary damage from a rival behind the Safety Car at the Nürburgring, Bentley Motorsport Academy members Frank Bird from Penrith and teammates Nicolai Kjærgaard, and Euan McKay remain upbeat about their chances at the marquee event after the official two-day test at the circuit in September. Read More »

Due to directives issued by the National Security Council of Belgium, which include the suspension of all outdoor events in the country in light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), this year’s World RX of Benelux at Spa-Francorchamps on May 16-17 has been re-scheduled.

This decision was made after careful consideration and consultation with the FIA, the Belgian ASN and the local event organizer, as the health and safety of everyone involved remains our priority. The event has been provisionally re-scheduled for October 3-4*. Further information about the event is available
here (https://www.sparxbenelux.com/en/) . *Subject to FIA approval. Read More »

Timur Timerzyanov claimed an emotional maiden world championship victory to crown a spectacular World RX of Benelux at Spa-Francorchamps, the third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

Andreas Bakkerud, the Monster Energy RX Cartel pole-sitter, was second, while Timerzyanov’s GRX Taneco team-mate Joni Wiman, was third. Read More »

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy breaks new ground when it visits Belgium for the World RX of Benelux this weekend with a daunting challenge in the shape of the famed Eau Rouge lying in wait.

Like the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, venue for round one, the iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, nestling in the Ardennes mountain range, makes its debut on the World RX calendar. Read More »