French Championships – Round Two

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United by unwavering loyalty, the Historic Tour and the Albi circuit already share a long history.  On the last weekend of May, the French drivers returned to the ‘old School’, 3.5km track of le Sequestre for the sixth consecutive year for the Grand Prix Historique of Albi.  Usually run at the end of the season, this year it was the second event on the Historic Tour calendar.  Some 250 cars ran in 19 races, with each grid having two races.  New to the Championship this year, the 90-minute Endurance race took place on Saturday evening with Eric Martin and HVM boss Laurent Vallery-Masson scoring a second win in their Debora SP91 prototype to make it two out of two so far this season from a field of just nine cars. 

Pierre-Loup Boch qualified first for the SportsProto Cup, in his Lucchini but failed to finish

Amongst others able to consolidate their lead in the Championship was three-times monoplace champion Antoine Robert, running in Formula Renault, and Matthieu Midy, who runs a Formula Ford Kent.  Both have scored maximum points over four races.  Antoine’s father, Lionel Robert, also an ex-French Monoplace Champion, is running second behind his son.

Matthieu Chateaux took his Ralt RT3 to two F3 Classic wins

In the GT/Touring Pre-1990 contest, only Philippe Gandini has managed to achieve a perfect score card this season, in the Maxi 1300 Series, and so leads the Championship.  In the post-1990 division Julien Piau is also alone in the lead with as many victories as races in the Youngtimers GTI Cup.

Eric Martin and Laurent Vallery-Masson scored a second win in their Debora SP91, putting them top of the Endurance points table  Photos Courtesy HVM

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