VdeV Races At Dijon This Weekend
dailysportscar.comIt looks like a packed programme of events at Dijon this weekend, as illustrated by the event poster.

The longest 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 (Elva MK8).

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 Gerry Wainwright.

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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).

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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.

More information: www.vdev.fr

 

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