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Espíritu de Montjuďc


© 2019, Unai Ona

© 2019, Unai Ona

 

5-7 April 2019 - For the first time this weekend, supercars from the 1990s-2000s were racing in a "Endurance Racing Legends" class, after having been introduced last year as demonstrations. Thus, certain observers who arrived at Montmeló were still asking themselves whether it was a good idea to organise a confrontation between relatively recent cars equipped with technologies that are difficult to operate in the context of motor races. Their questions were answered out on the track thanks to a fantastic battle between an Aston Martin DBR9, Bentley Speed 8, Chrysler Viper, Ferrari 333 SP, Panoz Esperante GT1.


© 2019, Unai Ona

Other notable cars present at the Catalonian event that have not been seen racing for a long time were a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962), a 3.8-litre low-drag lightweight E-Type Jaguar (1963), an Alfa Romeo T33/TT3 (1972), a Lotus Esprit (1979), a Lola T600 (1981) and a Sauber C8 Kouros (1986). And there will be more next month at Spa-Classic starting with a Jaguar XJS/R entered for the Heritage Touring Cup. More proof, as if it were needed, that historic racing isn’t static and that the events are in a state of perpetual renewal.