Over the Easter weekend, the Porsche Club Francorchamps welcomed thousands of Porsche fans from all over the world to the Formula 1 circuit. Almost 8,000 people responded to the call for the PCF Days. The 21st edition of the traditional event in the Belgian Ardennes was once again a feast for the whole family.
More than 2,500 Porsches made their way to what is probably Belgium’s best-known racetrack. And they had the weather god on their side. Throughout the whole weekend, there was no precipation, but lots of sunshine in the Wallonia region. And the visitors had plenty to see. Of course, the driving events were the highlight. 350 vehicles were driven on track in different groups. But even those who didn’t want to drive themselves got the chance for racing action. Numerous ride-sharing opportunities from Taycan to 911 GT3 allowed track experience from the passenger seat.
In addition to the classic trackday groups, the 7,004-meter Grand Prix circuit with a total of 21 turns could also be driven on the parade lap on Sunday. This tradition always attracts hundreds of Porsche drivers to the track, and this year was no exception. A total of 800 Porsches were on the track at the same time. No wonder the vice president of Porsche Club Francorchamps, Olivier Reimann, drew a positive conclusion: “We were very pleased with the number of participants and had a very successful edition.”
Reimann expressed special thanks to his German partners. “Porsche Stuttgart and Manthey Racing have made it possible for us to put together a program that hardly any other Porsche club can offer,” the club vice president said proudly. Manthey, which is responsible for the Porsche Track Experience, among other things, put on a great show at Easter in Spa. In addition to the ever-popular Grello Porsche from the GT3 class, several Porsche 992 GT3 Cup cars were also on display.
“The presentation and especially the laps in the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS were certainly the praline that everyone wanted”Olivier Reimann, vice president Porsche Club Francorchamps
But the highlight for Reimann was the new Porsche 992 GT3 RS. Two Porsche Experience vehicles were brought to Belgium for the event. As part of a prize draw, PCF Days visitors could win a ride in the new top model of the 911 series around the Grand Prix circuit. “The presentation and especially the laps in the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS were certainly the praline everyone wanted,” Reimann said. All winners “got out with a broad grin,” he added. The lineup was rounded out by the Gulf-designed Porsche 917. The endurance legend led the convoy on Sunday’s parade lap.
“We are already in the planning stages for the PCF Days 2024,” Reimann reveals. The cooperation with Porsche and Manthey Racing is to be expanded once again. Many details still need to be fine-tuned with regard to the Porsche Track Experience. He sees the event itself as being on the right track. “This year, we attracted an audience from far beyond the region. That’s why, in addition to visitors from all over Belgium, there were many Porsche enthusiasts from France and Germany at the PCF Days, for example,” sums up a satisfied Vice President.
It’s quite a sight. A never-ending convoy of Porsches rolling over one of the world’s most famous racetracks. A total of 800 sports cars from Zuffenhausen drove together over the Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. Goosebumps and definitely recommended! Absolute event tip.