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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Didier Auriol’s last victory in Corsica. The 1994 WRC World Champion, six times winner in Corsica and record holder for the most victories on the Tour de Corse, decided to come back and prepared his old Ford Sierra Cosworth for the race.
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.
There seemed to be more Brits than ever at this year’s Padova classic car show, which took place on 25-28 October, and that’s not surprising, as it may not quite cover the space of, say, Essen, but it sure contains the quality…… and the prices.