Barazi & Vergers Win RAC TT Celebration
Currently second in the 2006 Le Mans Series LMP2 category, Juan
Barazi and Michael Vergers defeated a strong field - and a priceless
grid of classic GTs - to win the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration
race (one-hour, two driver race for closed cockpit GT cars), sharing
a stunning Jaguar E-Type lightweight at the 2006 Goodwood Revival
race meeting on Sunday (September 3).
planted the recently restored car on pole position in Friday's hard-fought
first qualifying session (Saturday's second qualifying was wet)
- a session which saw both Adrian Newey and Dario Franchitti crash
heavily in similar cars. Vergers started the race and the pair was
never headed, as Barazi guided the beautiful dark green coupe (racing
for the first time in 30 years) home with some 41 seconds in hand.
and car owner John Bendall in a ’62 AC Cobra finished second.
Nicolas Minassian and Peter Hardman came home in third place in
a Ferrari 330LMB (seen here earlier in the meeting).
Other LMS regulars
involved included Sam Hancock and Jean-Marc Gounon, who finished
7th in a Ferrari 250 GTO.
went pretty much to plan,” said Barazi. “We started
on pole so I thought it could only go downhill!”
made a good start and had a bit of a dice with Darren (Manning)
and got the edge on him, but he said he missed a gear so maybe it
to a report of the event. Images provided by Wouter Melissen
seems to have been 'first across the line' in the race for this
lady's affections... Gallic charm not working?