Which maker takes top spot in the 24H de Liège ranking? The answer is five letters: Honda, triumphant on 12 occasions in the Belgian race.

 

Honda was the first to claim victory at Spa, in 1973, with the British duo of John and Charlie Williams. The win was repeated in 1974, this time with the French pair Jean-Claude Chearin and Gérard Debrock. More success came in 1975 (Japauto), 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1995 and 1998.

 

Suzuki had to wait until 1981 to win with the French pair Jacques Luc and Pierre-Étienne Samin. This was the start of a collection of trophies including the editions of 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003. The Hamamatsu company won the last three 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, at the start of the century.

 

Coming third in the class of manufacturers, Kawasaki can claim 6 victories on the Belgian circuit, won in 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996. At the bottom of the podium in last place, Yamaha only won once, in 2000. 

 

24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps – Winning manufacturers:

 

Honda: 12 victories (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1995, and 1998)

Suzuki: 11 victories (1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003)

Kawasaki : 6 victories (1982, 1983, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1996)

Yamaha : 1 victory (2000)

 

Longest series of victories: 8 (Honda from 1973 to 1980)

Source : Crédit photo : Guy Thonus
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