VdeV Races At Dijon This Weekend
looks like a packed programme of events at Dijon this weekend, as
illustrated by the event poster.
event is Saturday’s six hour HSR Endurance race, featuring
some classic machinery from the past.
The French Championship is led by FFSA series promoter Eric Van
de Vyver (85 pts, E Type Jaguar), but one point behind are Edouard
Ortion (Porsche 911) and Gérard Besson / Marc Pecollo: this
pair race an Alpine M63B previously driven by Stéphane Ortelli
during early nineties.
In the parallel HSR Endurance Challenge, Serge Saulnier (well known
Formula 3 team owner and manager) with Pierre and Laurent Dutoya
(Elva MK8) lead the title race with 92 points, followed by Jean-Claude
Andruet / Christophe Belin (Chevron B8) and André Bailly
Some newcomers will join the fight: Moindrot / Durand / Armandet
with a rare SIB B2 (Renault powered French prototype of the 70s),
the British contingent with Haywaed / Cussons / Millward (Jaguar
Mk1) and Clark / Oldworth / Hadfield (Elva MK8), the Miroux brothers
race their Datsun 240Z and Fournier / Delcros / Boussion have entered
a rare CD Le Mans ‘64. This is the GT40 of Allen Lloyd and
The six hour event commences at 13.45 on Saturday.
The FFSA Modern Endurance
Challenge event is on Sunday, starting at 13.45 and lasting for
four hours and five minutes.
The grid will
comprise CN cars (Norma, Lucchini, PRC, CvO), C3 (mostly Radical
SR3s), GT3 (Porsche 996 Cup, 993 RSR, Jaguar XK8, Venturi, Modena…)
and GT4 (stock GT).
Philippe Hottinguer / Harold Primat (Norma M20 Honda Integra) are
still in the lead with 96 points in the Modern Endurance Challenge,
a position they have held since the first race at Jarama. Philippe
Haezebrouk (Norma M20) is 26 points behind. But everybody will have
to compete with an exceptional field of 55 cars, including serious
contenders like Paul Doran / Richard True (Radical SR3 - below).
Philippe Thirion / Denis
Mourgues (Norma M20) twice nearly made it onto the podium at Val
de Vienne and Magny-Cours. Lucien and Olivier Guitteny race a Porsche
996 Cup, but mechanical problems have blunted their challenge.