Be patient! Just three more weeks to go before the new Endurance VHC season planned by V de V Sports will be launched.

Rendezvous in Spain on 24, 25, 26 May to compete in the first of the three rounds on the programme in 2024.

After the 6 Hours of Barcelona organised last year, V de V Sports gives their competitors the opportunity to discover the opening race of the season, the 6 Hours of Navarra. Located less than an hour’s drive from Pamplona, capital of the Navarra region, an autonomous community in northern Spain, the eponymous circuit is considered one of the best on the Iberian Peninsula with a 4-kilometre long track homologated FIA Grade 1 and Grade 2 allowing it to host Formula 1 tests. Opened in 2010, it has superb infrastructures including 32 first-class garages, 17 hospitality suites and 27,500 m² of asphalt paddock space. After being taken over by the MotorSport Vision group owned by former British Formula 1 driver Jonathan Palmer, the layout has continued to evolve with the recent resurfacing of the track and the modification of Turn 6 aimed at making it faster.

The programme for the first edition of the 6 Hours of Navarra reserved for Historic Competition Cars includes a 1-hour free practice session on Saturday morning, a 1-hour qualifying session on Saturday afternoon followed by the race on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Around twenty crews are expected on the starting grid at the wheel of Touring and GT cars and Sport-Prototypes, which marked the glory days of Endurance. Among them, the winning duo of the 2023 VHC Endurance Challenge, Paul and Matthieu Chateaux, who will be back to defend their title. After racing a home-tuned BMW 635 CSI for a long time, they now drive a Chevron B16 in which they had their first outing last year at the end of the season in the 2 Tours d’Horloge.

The Wassermann Racing team that finished second in the 2023 VHC Endurance Challenge with Thierry Mathez, is also on the entry list with a BMW 323i entrusted to Eric Wassermann/Olivier Huez and a BMW M3 E30 for Guy Burnichon/Romain Rocher. Third in the 2023 VHC Endurance Challenge, there was no way Eric Van de Vyver (creator/organiser of the 2 Tours d’Horloge and the concept of Endurance races reserved for Historic Competition Cars) could miss the first meeting of the season. He will team up with Guillaume Maillard and Patrick Brossard at the wheel of his TVR Griffith 200.

Chevron B16 (Paul and Matthieu Chateaux)

TVR Griffith 200 (Eric Van de Vyver/Guillaume Maillard/Patrick Brossard)

Shelby Cobra Daytona (Olivier Muytjens/Olivier Pineau)


The Atlantic Racing team will turn up in force with three cars: a BMW 635 Super Production for Jean-Marie Belletest/Pierre Aviron-Violet/Steve Goldin, a twin-rotor Chevron B16 for Romain Belleteste/Christophe Gadais/ Daniel Roustan and a Chevron B8.

The Belgian HYRACING team of Brice Pineau and Olivier Muytjens has entered two cars: a Shelby Cobra Daytona for Olivier Muytjens/Brice Pineau and a Porsche 911 3.0 RS for Jean-Paul Petit/Xavier Cazabon /Brice Pineau. An Elva MK8 driven by Marc Alloend – Bessand /Yann Le Calvez and a Ford Mustang crewed by Stéphane and Baptiste Guyot-Sionnest/Kilian Noël will defend the colors of Team WKMR. Likewise, the CAS Racing outfit has entered two cars: a Porsche 944 Turbo for Benjamin and Maeva Moussion as well as a 944 Turbo Cup for Dimitri and Boris Bouic/Gilles Boyer.

The team managed by Alain Cudini, former French Touring Car champion with thirteen participations in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has entered a Porsche 944 S2 for Arnold and Christian Noret/Jacques Colibet.

Among other Porsches on the entry list are the 930 3.0 SC from GT Classic entrusted to Philippe Baert/Stéphane Moreau, Team BERSI’s 930 3.0 RS for Damien Kohler/Jean-Jacques Renaut, the Le Duigou Racing 964 Cup for Philippe Burel/Victor Fernandes/Rudy and the 964 run by CSP Le Mans for Pierre Le Flem/Bruno Vieren/Marc Chatellier.

To complete the starting grid for the first round of the season, note the presence of the GBF Racing Triumph TR8 IMSA driven by Bernard Ladebese/Eric Gasperini and the TVR Tuscan Challenge that clinched pole position and third place in the race in Barcelona last year entrusted to Christophe Laberty/Sébastien Mathieu.

Ford Mustang (Stéphane and Baptiste Guyot-Sionnest/Kilian Noël)

BMW 323i (Eric Wassermann/Olivier Huez)

Chevron B16 Bi-Rotor (Romain Belleteste/Christophe Gadais/Daniel Roustan)

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