Making up for Lost (Track) Time
After two months of only being able to report postponements and cancellations, we are very pleased to have received news from the V de V organisation that the Deux Tours d’Horloge, scheduled for 6-8 November at Paul Ricard is very much on! The Deux Tours is the only 24-hour race reserved solely for historic cars. Unlike some of its predecessors that ran in two 12-hour heats, this year the race will run continuously for 24 hours. So, those who missed out early in the season can indulge themselves in many hours of racing, all in a single 24-hour day.
“Today there is no particular worry about the holding of the event, nor from my side nor from the circuit management’s side, said organiser Eric Van de Vyver. “In truth, the biggest risk for us today is to receive more entry requests than places available on the track.” In mid-May, there were around 40 confirmed entries and some 20 others on the way. “We received a lot of calls during the confinement period,” confirmed event coordinator, Laure Van de Vyver. “It’s clear drivers are missing their track time and are looking forward to our event.”
Cars from the early ‘60s to 1990 are eligible, but no slicks are allowed - only historic tread pattern, or road tyres - and cars like Porsche 964 and Sports 2000s have special restrictions in order to limit their performance. See https://vdev.fr for entry forms and information.