At the end of the three meetings which made up the 2023 VHC V de V Challenge calendar, Paul and Matthieu Chateaux climbed onto the topmost step of the final podium of the season. They drove a self-tuned BMW 635 CSI in which they showed great consistency in the first two races of the year and were always among the front-runners. Thanks to their 2nd place in the general classification (1st in the Tourism category) in the Endurance 6H V de V race at the KENNOL Grand Prix de France Historique followed by their victory in the 6 Hours of Barcelona (all categories combined and in the Tourism category), the Chateaux family led the provisional general classification of the VHC V de V Endurance Challenge before the final meeting, the 2 Tours d’Horloge run on the Paul Ricard circuit on 4-5 November.

Rather than ending the season with their saloon from Munich, they chose to take on a new challenge, namely participating in the 2 Tours d’Horloge, the only competition in the world reserved for Historic Racing Cars run over a period of 24 hours without interruption, with a new machine. Two months before the final meeting of the season, the Chateaux family began preparing a Chevron B16. Proof of the quality of their work was that the British sports prototype crewed by Matthieu and Paul Chateaux, associated for the occasion with Alexandre Faucher and Franck Morel, came home fourth in the general classification and first in the SP category at the end of the 24-hour race. This result consolidated their lead and their victory in the final general classification of the VHC V de V Endurance Challenge.

Paul and Matthieu Chateaux were joined on the podium of the 2023 VHC V de V Endurance Challenge by Thierry Mathez, 2nd in the BMW 323 i run by Ecurie Wassermann Racing, and the TVR Griffith 200/Vde V) and Eric Van de Vyver (3rd) (TVR Griffith 200/V de V and the Hyracing Ford GT40).

The winners will be awarded a prize during the FFSA 2023 Motorsport Trophies ceremony.

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