Dix Mille Tours at Paul Ricard: Exciting Races and Fantastic Cars Made the Show


1958 Lister Jaguar Knobbly

1958 Lister Jaguar Knobbly

1964 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS

1964 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS

2002 Audi R8 LMP

2002 Audi R8 LMP

Chevron B31

Chevron B31

 

The “10,000 Tours” event is part of the ‘Series by Peter Auto’, events bringing together race cars from 1950’s to the early 2000’s. Organized by Peter Auto since 2010, it is being held on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard, near Toulon in the South of France.

Eventually, last year’s (2021) edition had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Finally returning this year, it took place on the last weekend of August, bringing together more than 330 historic race cars in nine different categories. More than 15,000 visitors could enjoy exciting races during a sunny weekend.

Nine Ferraris were entered in three different categories (list below). Four Ferraris 250 GT SWB Berlinettas were registered in “The Greatest’s Trophy” class. The red SWB, s/n 4037GT, driven by Rondoni / Sicari won the Performance Index on Sunday’s 2nd race.

Other cars of interest were Jean Guittard’s Ferrari 512 BB/LM (Chassis 28601), registered in the “Classic Endurance Racing II” class, and two more modern Ferrari in the “Endurance Racing Legends” category, representing the Le Mans 24h eligible cars. Michel Lecourt finished second in the Sunday’s 2nd with his amazing yellow Ferrari 333 SP s/n 034.

The final for the ‘Series by Peter Auto’ will be the “Estoril Classics” in Portugal, at the Estoril track on 7th - 9th October.

Report & Photos:
Olivier Bidaud

 

Podiums

FIFTIES’ LEGENDS

  1. Christian and Félix Godard (#70) / Cooper T39 / 1955
  2. Sébastien Berchon (#100) / Austin Healey 100 S / 1954
  3. Gonzague Ruchaud and Stanislas Gurdjian (#110) / Morgan Plus 4 Super Sports / 1961

SIXITIES’ ENDURANCE

  1. Olivier Galant (#1) / Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé / 1964
  2. Urs Beck and Patrick Simon (#369) / Shelby Cobra 289 / 1965
  3. Sébastien Demole and Antoine Weil (#88) / Shelby Cobra 289 / 1964

CLASSIC ENDURANCE RACING 2

  1. Dominique Guenat (#49) / TOJ SC303 / 1978
  2. Franck Morel (#131) / TOJSC206 / 1977
  3. Nigel Greensall (#21) / Chevron B26 / 1974

THE GREATEST’S TROPHY

  1. Saif Assam (#17) / Lister Jaguar Knobbly / 1958
  2. Anthony Schrauwen (#14) / Lister Jaguar Knobbly / 1958
  3. Yves Vögele (#58) / Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS / 1964

ENDURANCE RACING LEGENDS

  1. Erik Maris (#3) / Audi R8 LMP / 2002
  2. Michel Lecourt and Raymond Narac (#33) / Ferrari 333 SP / 1999
  3. David Hart (#34) / Courge C60 / 2002

2.0L CUP

  1. Mark Sumpter and Andrew Jordan (#77) / Porsche 911 2.0 L
  2. Andrew Smith and Oliver Bryant (#64) / Porsche 911 2.0 L
  3. Christian Coll (#74) / Porsche 911 2.0 L

GROUP C RACING

  1. Michel Lecourt and Raymond Narac (#82) / Porsche 962 C / 1990
  2. Ivan Vercoutere and Ralf Kelleners (#21) / Porsche 962 C / 1990
  3. Franck Morel (#8) / Spice SE90C / 1990

CLASSIC ENDURANCE RACING 1

  1. Armand Mille (#35) / Lola T70 Mk III B / 1969
  2. Franck Jacob and Arnd Meier (#2) / Lola T210 / 1970
  3. Philippe Giauque (#110) / Lola T70 Mk III / 1967

HERITAGE TOURING CUP

  1. Armand Mille (#37) / Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne / 1974
  2. Emile Breittmayer (#123) / Ford Capri RS 3100 Cologne / 1975
  3. Dominique Guenat (#49) / BMW 3.0 CSL / 1975

 

Ferrari Entrants

#

Year

Model

S/N

Entrants

Category

63

1960

250 GT SWB Berlinetta

1917GT

Patrick JACK (GBR) /
Roderick JACK (GBR)

The Greatest's Trophy

10

1960

250 GT SWB Berlinetta

3039GT

Jean-Jacques BAILLY (FRA)

The Greatest's Trophy

20

1962

250 GT SWB Berlinetta

3401GT

Christian DUMOLIN (BEL)

The Greatest's Trophy

43

1963

250 GT SWB Berlinetta

4037GT

Raphaël RONDONI (FRA) /
Raphaël SICARI (FRA)

The Greatest's Trophy

41

1966

275 GTB/4

09247

Jan GIJZEN (NDL)

The Greatest's Trophy

69

1979

512 BB/LM

28601

'Mr John of B' (FRA) /
Soheil AYARI (FRA)

Classic Endurance Racing II

33

1999

333 SP

034

Michel LECOURT (FRA) /
Raymond NARAC (FRA)

Endurance Racing Legends

55

2011

458 GTE

?

Xavier GALANT (FRA)

Endurance Racing Legends