Saturn Courage Is Back?
The Spanish team Saturn Motorsport team has been in possession of
a Courage C60, chassis #1, for several years - this being the one
used by Philippe Gache during the 2000 and 2001 24 Hours, the "Speedy"
Courage, which was Judd-powered at the time.
At the start
of its ownership, Saturn had it fitted with Chevy V8, but despite
indications that they would race it, they never did. Jesus Diez
Villaroel did some laps in the 2004 pre-season, but weeks later
it was for sale. It was still available as late as last December.
all the team really want to run the car, and they tried to enter
the Van de Vyver Modern Sprint. Unfortunately for them, the Courage
C60 was rejected.
The Chevrolet unit wasn’t the ideal choice
for the nimble C60, so the plan is now to fit a Judd V10. Luís
Llobet and Víctor Fernández Roca are competing in
the Eurocup Mégane trophy and Spanish GT Championship this
year, in the latter with a SEAT Toledo GT. They are currently looking
very seriously at running the Courage in the LMES, but have yet
to set a date for the return to the tracks of this car.
be a fairly quiet day at dsc now, as we set off on our ‘invasion’
of France. Next news should be the result of the Sahlen's Six Hours
at Watkins Glen, plus race report from Russell Wittenberg. We'll
leave you with these images from the Le Mans test day on June 5
- plus one more news item.