It is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. Spa is a favourite circuit of many racing drivers and fans. Despite its name, the circuit is not in Spa but lies in the vicinity of the town of Francorchamps within the boundaries of the municipality of Stavelot , with a part in the boundaries of Malmedy. The track was intended to have hosted its inaugural race in August , but this event had to be cancelled as there was only one entrant. The original Spa-Francorchamps circuit was essentially a speed course, with drivers managing higher average speeds than on other race tracks. At Eau Rouge, southbound traffic was allowed to use the famous uphill corner, while the opposite downhill traffic had to use the old road and U-turn behind the grandstands, rejoining the race track at the bottom of Eau Rouge.
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Soon after the introduction of the o. M-type this model began to make its appearance in competition events and, in particular, M-types did well in the JCC "Double-Twelve" race at Brooklands, winning the Team Prize from the Austin Sevens, the entry having been made at the suggestion of Edmondson and Randall, whose team of three Midgets was joined by two others, as well as by a privately-entered car. The MG Midget had already been given better brakes than those of the early examples and, with modified valve timing that increased power from 20 to 27 b. It may be that these early successes inspired the Abingdon factory as they prepared two cars for the Le Mans race. Neither MG finished, Samuelson's losing its oil pressure.
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing , many individuals, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of racing. However advances in safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced deaths in recent years. Spectacular accidents have often spurred increased safety measures and even rules changes. Widely considered to be the worst accident amongst them is the crash at Le Mans that killed driver Pierre Levegh and approximately 80 spectators with over being injured in total.