The legendary Italian, who took two European Championship titles and lifted the inaugural World Touring Car crown with BMW in the 1980s, will tackle the two-driver, two-part event alongside James Vickers in a Belga-liveried 3-litre Ford Capri.
And it’s a car with a superb history.
Commissioned by 1978 Spa 24 Hours winner Gordon Spice for the ’79 Belgian classic, chassis CC13 was built by Dave Cook and Peter Clark of CC Racing and was immediately a front-runner. Spice’s team-mate Alain Semoulin ‘got involved in someone else’s accident’, which dropped the car down the order while repairs were effected. An epic charge back by Spice, during which he set the race’s fastest lap, brought fifth place.
Having raced in a selection of historic series in the intervening period, the Capri is now in the custodianship of James Vickers. Still resplendent in its period Belga livery and having had a comprehensive restoration, CC13 will be a star attraction in the Gerry Marshall Trophy, especially with Signor Ravaglia at the wheel. He and it will have their work cut out for them, too, with Berger competing in another Belga-liveried Capri.