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How to conquer the Spa 24 Hours

To commemorate the 70th running of the Spa 24 Hours, we spoke to some of the event's winners and nearly-men to discover their best memories of the popular Belgian track

Le Mans may be the go-to event when you think of sportscar races, but few can lay claim to as diverse a history as the Spa 24 Hours.

First held in 1924, the Belgian classic was for many years a fixture on the European Touring Car Championship calendar before fleetingly joining the World Endurance Championship calendar in 1981, as Tom Walkinshaw Racing pre-empted Mazda's triumph at Le Mans by 10 years with a rotary-engined Mazda RX-7, then returned to touring cars until 2001 when it transitioned to a GT race.

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