Phase One Endurance Spa 4-Hour 2016

Defending European Classic Bike Series champions Phase One have announced a two-bike assault ahead of the Spa 4-Hour this weekend.

With sixty entries all looking to win the coveted race at the Belgian circuit, it promises to be the most competitive meeting of the year.

Currently lying 3rd in the championship, but buoyed by their recent win at Mettet, the first of the P&M Suzuki machines will be piloted by Peter Linden and Hugh Brasher, with Stephane Mertens and Mike Dickinson coming together on the 2nd bike.

Long-time rider Ian Simpson will be sitting this round out after his father was involved in a horrific crash at East Fortune just over a week ago, and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Peter and Hugh finished 2nd at Spa in 2015 behind Kaiser Kawasaki, who will start as one of the favourites this weekend. The in-form Neate family are also running two bikes in Belgium, and have brought in TT star John McGuinness to help them get on the top step of the podium.

For Team Force, this is their home circuit. Richard Hubin and Greg Fastré claimed the title in 2014, whilst Alf’s Kawasaki and Roadrunner Suzuki also have a history of strong performances at Spa.

Free practice starts tomorrow morning, with qualifying in the afternoon. The race starts at 8pm on the Saturday.

Best of luck to the whole team, as they look to defend their title in 2016.

Find out more about the ContiRoadAttack 2 CR as used by Phase One and other leading classic endurance teams here.