After a 2022 season crowned with success with the 6 Hours of Magny-Cours and the 30th anniversary edition of the 2 Tours d’Horloge, V de V Sports propose an expanded 2023 calendar that includes three major events!
The season will kick off on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April on the Paul Ricard circuit with a 6-hour race run in the context of the KENNOL Historic French Grand Prix organised by HVM Racing. This race is put on for historic Formula 1 cars as well as several other single-seater series from different periods in the history of motor sport. Called the V de V GPFH 6 Hours-Endurance event it will comprise a one-hour private practice session on Friday afternoon, one hour’s qualifying and nocturnal practice (late afternoon on Friday) and the race on Saturday from 18:00 to midnight.
Six weeks later, participants will rendezvous on the Catalunya circuit for the 6 Hours of Barcelona held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May as part of the Espiritu de Montjuïc meeting. This year, the organisers have decided to celebrate the history of endurance races run on the Montjuïc circuit in the 1960s and 70s. The 6-hour race put on by V de V Sports will be the highlight of the weekend and will commemorate what was a golden age in endurance racing. A reminder: This period began with the 6 Hours of Barcelona held in 1967 and 1968, it became the 12 Hours of Barcelona in 1969 and then the Barcelona 1000 km in 1971.
Numerous exhibitions (posters, driver suits, helmets, historic racing cars, etc.) and the presence of drivers who shone in that era will enhance this celebration. The Catalonian weekend programme will include an event counting towards the Formula Alpine European Championship, the Copa Racer reserved for Minis plus other grids that will be announced at a later date. The meeting will also honour the national car company, SEAT, during the weekend with dedicated spaces as will be the case for Alpine and Mini. And don’t forget the numerous collectors’ clubs!
Site of the event: https://espiritudemontjuic.com/fr/accueil/
The curtain will come down on the 2023 V de V Sports season on 3-4-5 November with another edition of the 2 Tours d’Horloge, the only event in the world reserved for historic racing cars and run over 24 hours without interruption. It was revived in 2021 by its creator Eric Van de Vyver who is now associated with his daughter, Laure, in the organisation of this event, the only one of its kind in the world. It had already met with considerable success on its creation in 1992 and up to 2014. This endurance race concept dedicated to historic racing cars again achieved great success when it was recently revived. With its calendar enriched with three events in 2023 for which a final classification will be established, V de V Sports’ aim is to meet the expectations of numerous teams and drivers who are lovers of this type of competition.
These three races are open to GTs and Touring Cars (up to 1990), Sports Prototypes (up to 1976) and Sports 2000s (up to 1986). The regulations are identical to those governing the 2 Tours d’Horloge: slicks are banned and crews consisting of 2, 3 or 4 drivers are accepted to ensure that the same lineups race together throughout the season.
7 – 8 April – Paul Ricard Circuit V de V GPFH 6 Hours – Endurance (in the context of the KENNOL Historic French Grand Prix)
20 – 21 May – Barcelona-Catalunya circuit The 6 Hours of Barcelona (as part of the Espiritu de Montjuich meeting)
3 – 4 – 5 November – Paul Ricard Circuit The 2 Tours d’Horloge
Contact Médias : Henri Suzeau : firstname.lastname@example.org – Tél.: +33 (0)6 08 26 90 56
Contact V de V Sports : Laure Van de Vyver : +33 (0)6 28 53 12 99 – Éric Van de Vyver : +33 (0)6 09 11 28 69
|Crédit photos : Philippe Rejer, Michel Fisquet, Tchaul 31 Photographies|