The contenders for this year's TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa are preparing to take part in one of the event's most important traditions: the parade to Spa town centre.
First staged in 2002, the parade has become an immensely popular aspect of the week-long festivities that precede the Belgian endurance classic. Having been absent from the programme in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 regulations, it will make its highly anticipated comeback this year with a spectacular line-up of cars set to make their way into town.
As ever, all of the entrants that will contest the upcoming TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa will be part of proceedings, with no fewer than 66 cars spanning nine GT3 brands confirmed. They will be joined by representatives from all of this year’s support championships, with the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, GT4 European Series, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine and Championnat de France FFSA F4 all set to be involved.
In a very special addition for 2022, the parade will also feature cars competing in the SRO 30th GT Anniversary by Peter Auto. This one-off event will bring together machinery from the GT1, GT2 and GT3 eras to mark three decades since Stéphane Ratel organised his first international GT event. As such, fans can expect to see some of the iconic cars that have contributed to the history of the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa.
Setting off from the track shortly before 17:30 CEST, the cars will make their way along a road lined with spectators to Spa town centre. Here they will be displayed for fans to get a closer look, while the stars of this year's TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa will sign autographs before heading to the theatre for the drivers’ briefing.
Finally, they will make the return journey to the Spa-Francorchamps paddock at 20:30 in preparation for a very busy Thursday at the circuit. As always, attendance to the parade is free for all fans. This will allow everyone the chance to experience the unique atmosphere as a popular TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa tradition makes its comeback.