Though the French Championships were decided at Val de Vienne in late September (see our November issue), there was still some fun to be had and some points to score for a few of the individual French series at the October 16-17 Motors Cup meeting at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit. Originally conceived on an international scale, the dreaded virus stopped the foreign grids from travelling to France and the event was scaled back to a two-day meeting for the final rounds of six French series. With one exception, grids had free practice and qualifying on Saturday and two races on Sunday.
Groupe PSA boss Carlos Tavares took pole and two wins in his Chevron B21, but José Beltramelli, impressive in his TVR Grif th, came away with the ASAVÉ pre-‘66 crown. Photos Guy Pawlak
At the close of Sunday, 2020 titles went to Xavier Jacquet in the Lotus Trophy, Julien Grenet in Saloon Cars Trophy, Gérard Besson in ASAVÉ Racing 75 and José Beltramelli in ASAVÉ Racing 65. Having already won the F3 championship, Frédéric Rouvier, was absent this weekend, but Christian Vaglio -Giors and Alexandre Faucher tied for the Formula Renault Classic title.
Breton Yoann Hervé (Peugeot 309 GTI) and 16 year-old Irishman Cameron Hawes (VW Golf GTI) had a splendid wheel-to-wheel battle for 45-minutes in the Youngtimer race
Read our report in the December 2020 issue
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