Group C Will Rock at the Le Mans Classic!
by Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica.com
From Friday July 8th until Sunday July 10th Peter Auto will host the 8th edition of the bi-annual Le Mans Classic held on Le Mans’ famous Circuit de la Sarthe. Highlight of the weekend are the legendary Group C prototypes, with almost 50 cars entered for their two races.
Taking a closer look at the marvelous entry list no less than 11 Porsche 962s, eight Spice prototypes in different versions, four Tigas, three March, two Peugeot 905 EV 1Bis, two Nissans, two Lancias as well as a Mercedes C11, Toyota 85C, Lola T92/10 and different cars will be present.
Around 500 classic cars divided into seven different grids, including a special category for Jaguars, will gather for races around the iconic circuit.
Grid 1 is open to cars from 1923 to 1939, including Bentley, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti to name just a handful. Cars from 1949 to 1956 are gathered into Grid 2, such as the Jaguar C and D Type and Talbot, Mercedes and Ferrari entries. The third grid will see cars on track from 1957 to 1961 featuring Ferraris, Aston Martins, Bentley, Jaguars and many more.
Grid 4 features cars from 1962 to 1965 including lots of Ford GT40s, different Porsche from the era, Jaguar E-Types, Alfa Romeo TZ etc. Prototypes from 1966 to 1971 fill Grid 5 and will include a splendid Ferrari 312P, different Alpines and Porsches, a Porsche 917, Lola T70s, different Chevrons etc.
BMW M1s and CSLs, Ferrari 512 BBLMs, Porsche 935s, Porsche 911 and 934s Lancia Betas as well as Renault Alpine, different Lolas and Chevron protoypes will get on track under Grid 6.
The Le Mans Classic is one of Europe’s largest historic venues and an event not to be missed. Tickets for the event including day and night racing can be found here.