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Marco Zanello Reports on the last meeting of the Peter Auto season
Sunday night on my way home from the Imola Classic, last Peter Auto event of the 2018 season, and thinking about what happened on the circuit, reminded me of a quote from St Francis of Assisi that goes, “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows”. Contrary to what readers will have seen in the papers about the storms that pounded Italy over the last weekend of October and, to be fair, contaminated the Sunday of the event, my thoughts turned rather to the racing and the ambiance of the meeting. Peter Auto’s recipe continues to be a winning one and the circuit of Imola is one that the drivers love to drive on but, due to the Italian audience’s indifference and the lateness in the season, the meeting was a little low key in comparison to some of the other meetings.
Burgundy’s Indian summer and the Dijon Motors Cup was the setting for the Masters’ season-closer, with HSCC F2, F3 and Formula Junior as well as the Dutch and German-based MG Triumph Competition & British HTGT series sharing the programme on the weekend of October 12-14.
The Dijon option was chosen following a string of season finales on the Iberian peninsula, and if anyone had worried about the weather a fair few hundred miles further north, they needn’t have done, as this year’s Motors Cup was run in sunny conditions. In fact, the Friday and Saturday were as hot as any summer day.