Last year the V de V Organisation had particularly bad luck in the timing of their Deux Tours d’Horloge event. Having arranged for it to run after a summer full of racing, the second lockdown in France came just days before the start of the event, which had to be cancelled. It has now been scheduled to run on 5-7 November 2021.
This 24-hour race for historic cars has a long pedigree. It first ran in 1992 when sceptical voices thought it was a mad idea to run old cars, often with older drivers and mechanics, for 24 hours. The first event attracted 39 entries and after that, numbers continued to increase over the next few years. In a classical endurance race mix, gentlemen drivers and professional pilots shared the wheels of GT, Touring and Sports Prototype cars. Amongst the teams were endurance stars, such as Gérard Larrousse, Henri Leconte, Luc Alphand and many other personalities from the sports’ world. It finally ran for the last time in 2014.
“Now is the right time to relaunch the Deux Tours,” commented Eric Van de Vyver. “I can see many competitors who are waiting to be able to share this great adventure again. The spirit that has always guided this event remains,” he said. “With all the participants, we will above all be there to experience 24 hours of happiness and good humour.”
Supporting the main event will be a three-hour sports regularity test - Les 100 Tours du Castellet - open to cars aged 25 or over, which will take place on November 5 and 6.