Peter Auto have released a list of current provisional entries for the Group C race at July’s Le Mans Classic, with 28 cars currently entered and more to be expected.
As usual Porsche and Jaguar are well represented, as our the quick and reliable Spices. With the list currently omitting driver’s first names, if our educated guess is correct then a Spice worth looking out for could be the SE89P of Rob Huff, always rapid and committed in anything he races and a driver who should provide great entertainment at Le Mans.
As ever it is a delight to see the lesser known marques represented, Martin O’Connell took the quick but fragile Alba to a win in Group C last year, while the Italian GKW 862 is a rare beast, and we will off checking the records to see if it actually raced in period as memory of the 1988 season has it as ‘nearly’ car, certainly at the early races.
The mystery of Jenson Button deepens. After announcing his participation in a Jaguar on the event’s twitter feed, organisers then deleted that post, but the only XJR-9 on the list has ‘TBA’ for the driver. We have heard whispers that the 2009 Formula One champion will take part, but that the gun was proverbially jumped on the announcement, more to come there we think!
BATEMAN SPICE SE90C 1990 GBR
TBC JAGUAR XJR-9 1988 GBR
CAMPAGNE/KALFF SPICE SE92 GTP 1992 NLD/NLD
CLARK JAGUAR XJR-11 1989 GBR
DE DONCKER SPICE SE90C 1990 BEL
DREELAN/SCOTT PORSCHE 962 1987 IRL/GBR
FRANCE/FRANCE PORSCHE 962C 1990 FRA/FRA
GADAIS/BELLETESTE STHEMO SM 1984 FRA/FRA
GALANT TIGA GC288 1988 FRA
GARROD LOLA T92/10 1992 GBR
GUENAT PEUGEOT 905 EV1 Bis 1993 CHE
GUERRA GKW 862-C2 1988 ITA
HAUPT PORSCHE 962 1989 DEU
HUFF SPICE SE89P 1989 GBR
KJALLGREN COURAGE C26 S 1990 SWE
KUNIE/KIMIHIRO TOYOTA 85C 1985 JPN/JPN
LECOURT PORSCHE 962C 1990 FRA
LESTRADE/O'CONNELL ALBA AR2 1983 FRA/GBR
LEWIS/PADMORE NISSAN NPTi 90 1990 GBR/GBR
LINDBERG PORSCHE 962C 1989 DNK
MEINS JAGUAR XJR-12 1987 GBR
MERLIN SPICE SE90C 1990 FRA
MONTEIRO PORSCHE 962C 1990 PRT
SCEMAMA SPICE SE89C 1989 CHE
TITFORD/REEVES EMKA C84/1 Aston Martin 1985 GBR/GBR
VON BRAUNMÜHL PORSCHE 962 1989 DEU
WARD JAGUAR XJR-11 1990 GBR
WRIGLEY SPICE SE89C 1989 GBR