List of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps fatalities

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Fatal accidents to competitors on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium during national and international motor-sport events on the 15 km (9.3 mi) circuit (1924–1978) and the shortened 7 km (4.3 mi) Grand Prix circuit from 1979 onwards.

List of fatal accidents involving competitors[edit]

No Competitor Date Place Series Race Type
1 United Kingdom Bill Hollowell 9 Aug 1925 Cheneux Bridge 1925 Belgian Grand Prix 350cc AJS
2 Belgium Frédéric-Charles Charlier 6 July 1929 Masta Straight Grand Prix de RAC de Belgique 1929 Spa 24 Hours Bugatti T43
3 Germany Robert Jecker 15 July 1932 1932 Belgian Grand Prix Practice 1000cc Harley Davidson
4 Italy Bruno Quaglieni 15 July 1932 1932 Belgian Grand Prix Practice
5 Belgium Miesse 15 July 1932 Hollowell Bend Belgium Championship Races Practice
6 Belgium Robert Grégoire 21 July 1933 La Source 1933 Belgian Grand Prix Practice 500cc Saroléa
7 Netherlands Arie van der Pluym 15 July 1934 Côte de Burnenville 1934 European Motorcycle Championship 1934 Belgian Grand Prix 500cc Husqvarna
8 United Kingdom Richard Seaman 25 June 1939 Club House Corner 1939 European Championship 1939 Belgian Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz W154
9 United Kingdom Dick Stallebrass 11 July 1948 Malmédy 1948 Spa 24 Hours Aston Martin
10 Belgium Edouart Bruylant 17 July 1949 Blanchimont 1949 FIM World Sidecar Championship 1949 Belgian Grand Prix 500cc Norton Sidecar
12 United Kingdom Hurst 17 July 1949 Blanchimont 1949 FIM World Sidecar Championship 1949 Belgian Grand Prix 500cc Norton Sidecar
13 United Kingdom David Whitworth 2 July 1950 1950 FIM World Motorcycle Championship 1950 Belgian Grand Prix
14 Australia Ernie Ring 5 July 1953 Côte de Burnenville 1953 FIM World Motorcycle Championship 1953 Belgian Grand Prix 500cc AJS
15 Australia Gordon Laing 4 July 1954 Carrière 1954 FIM World Motorcycle Championship 1954 Belgian Grand Prix 350cc Norton
16 Belgium Van der Haegen 11 May 1957 1957 Grand Prix de Spa Practice Fiat Abarth GT
17 Italy Roberto Colombo 6 July 1957 Stavelot 1957 Belgian Grand Prix Practice 350cc MV Agusta
18 United Kingdom Archie Scott Brown 18 May 1958[1] Club House corner 1958 Grand Prix de Francorchamps Lister - Jaguar
19 United Kingdom Chris Bristow 19 June 1960[2] Burnenville 1960 FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1960 Belgian Grand Prix Cooper - Climax T51
20 United Kingdom Alan Stacey 19 June 1960[2] Masta 1960 FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1960 Belgian Grand Prix Lotus 18
21 Italy Piero Frescobaldi 25 July 1964 Malmédy 1964 European Touring Car Championship 1964 Spa 24 Hours Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato
22 United Kingdom Tony Hegbourne 16 May 1965 Malmédy 1965 500 km de Spa-Francorchamps Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ
23 Germany Karl-Heinz Thiemann 17 June 1967 Masta 1967 Formula Super Vee Practice Apal
24 Netherlands Wim Loos 23 July 1967 Hollowell Bend 1967 European Touring Car Championship 1967 Spa 24 Hours Alfa Romeo GTV
25 Belgium Eric De Keyn 23 July 1967 Hollowell Bend 1967 European Touring Car Championship 1967 Spa 24 Hours Alfa Romeo GTA
26 Germany Johann Attenberger 7 July 1968 Masta Straight 1968 FIM World Sidecar Championship 1968 Belgian Grand Prix 500cc BMW Sidecar
27 Germany Josef Schillinger 7 July 1968 Masta Straight 1968 FIM World Sidecar Championship 1968 Belgian Grand Prix 500cc BMW Sidecar
28 Belgium Léon Dernier 26 July 1969 Masta Kink 1969 European Touring Car Championship 1969 Spa 24 Hours Mazda Coupé
29 France Christian Ravel 4 July 1971 Blanchimont 1971 FIM World Motorcycle Championship 1971 Belgian Grand Prix Kawasaki
30 Belgium Raymond Mathay 25 July 1971 Les Combes 1971 European Touring Car Championship 1971 Spa 24 Hours BMW 2800 CS
31 Germany Hans-Peter Joisten 21 July 1973 Malmédy 1973 European Touring Car Championship 1973 Spa 24 Hours BMW 3.0 CSL
32 France Roger Dubos 21 July 1973 Malmédy 1973 European Touring Car Championship 1973 Spa 24 Hours Alfa Romeo GT
33 Italy Massimo Larini 21 July 1973 Les Combes 1973 European Touring Car Championship 1973 Spa 24 Hours Alfa Romeo GTV
34 Netherlands Wim Boshuis 26 July 1975 La Carrière 1975 Coupe de L'Avenir 1975 Spa 24 Hours Opel Commodore GS/E
35 Belgium Henri Hanssen 3 June 1978 Eau Rouge 1978 24 Heures de Liège Trophée Europa Kawasaki
36 United Kingdom Kevin Wrettom 7 July 1984 Blanchimont 1984 FIM World Sidecar Championship 1984 Belgian Grand Prix 500cc Suzuki
37 Germany Harald Layher 18 July 1985 Blanchimont 1985 24 Heures de Liège Practice 750cc Suzuki GSX-R
38 France Jean-Pierre Haemisch 18 July 1985 Blanchimont 1985 World Endurance Motorcycle Championship 1985 24 Heures de Liège
39 Germany Stefan Bellof 1 Sep 1985[3] Eau Rouge 1985 World Endurance Championship 1985 1000 km of Spa Francorchamps Porsche 956
40 Belgium Guy Renard 22 July 1990 Raidillon 1990 European Touring Car Championship 1990 Spa 24 Hours Toyota Corolla GT
41 United Kingdom Ian Taylor 7 June 1992 Kemmel Straight British Rover Cup 1992 Coupe de Spa Rover 216 GTI
42 Italy Bruno Bonini 4 July 1994 1994 Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours Practice Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
43 Netherlands Jan ter Maat 23 Sep 1995 Eau Rouge Battle of the Twins Practice
44 United Kingdom Lee Pullen 14 July 1996 Blanchimont 1996 World Endurance Motorcycle Championship 1996 Spa 24 Hours 749cc Kawasaki
45 Belgium Luc Van Haver 8 July 1999 1999 24 Heures de Liège Practice Aprilia Rsv Mille
46 Italy Ferruccio Leone 9 May 2004 Pouhon 2004 Historic F3 Championship 2004 Spa RMU Classic Formula 3 Arno AR1- Alfa Romeo
47 Belgium Adrien Nicolas 16 Aug 2008 Raidillon Biker's Cup 2008 8 Heures de Spa Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
48 France Sébastien Clouzeau 16 June 2013 After Raidillon Classic F3 Race 2013 Spa Summer Classic Martini MK42 F3

List of fatal accidents involving race officials[edit]

No Official Date Place Series Race Role
1 Belgium Léon Grisard 23 July 1972 Masta Straight 1972 European Touring Car Championship 1972 Spa 24 Hours Marshall
2 Belgium Michel Wilmet 26 July 1975 Blanchimont 1975 Coupe de L'Avenir 1975 Spa 24 Hours Marshall
3 Belgium Jacky Bouillon 12 Sep 1987 Blanchimont 1987 1000 km of Spa Francorchamps Practice Marshall
4 Belgium Charles Albert 14 July 1996 Blanchimont 1996 World Endurance Motorcycle Championship 1996 Spa 24 Hours Marshall

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Autosport p95 dated 13 July 2000 Haymarket Specialist Publications ISSN 0269-946X
  2. ^ a b Autosport p100 dated 13 July 2000 Haymarket Specialist Publications ISSN 0269-946X
  3. ^ Autosport p173 dated 13 July 2000 Haymarket Specialist Publications ISSN 0269-946X

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