Confirmed date, clear horizon
While the first half of 2020 will remain synonymous with a complete break for motor sport, in France as elsewhere, the outlook for the rest of this very strange year is fortunately looking brighter.
Due to its autumn date, the 2 Tours d’Horloge (the only 24-hour race in the world exclusively dedicated to classical racing cars) hasn’t been affected by this initial wave of cancellations and postponements and will make a successful return to the Paul Ricard circuit on 6, 7 and 8 November 2020. Its organizer, Eric Van de Vyver (V de V Sports), would like to banish all doubts on this subject.
“There is no particular concern today about the event being held, neither on my side nor on that of the Paul Ricard circuit managers”, reassures the party concerned, “To tell the truth, the biggest risk for us today is to… receive more requests for entries than there are places available on the track! Given the current situation, many drivers are missing motor sports and are looking forward to our race”.
The pre-list of entrants confirms this. By mid-May, the list was already growing with around forty confirmed crews and around twenty others in the process of being confirmed. “We’ve received a lot of calls during the isolation period. One thing was clear from all these contacts: given the circumstances, being able to take part in this year’s 2 Tours d’Horloge has become a priority for many drivers”, confirms Laure Van de Vyver, the coordinator of the event.
Contact and info: +33 (0)1 69 88 05 24 (V de V Sports) / +33 (0)6 28 53 12 99 (Laure Van de Vyver) / +33 (0)6 09 11 28 69 (Eric Van de Vyver). Press: +33(0)6 63 49 24 89 (Jacques Furet). www.vdev.fr