The 9th Le Mans Classic, which will be staged on 6-7-8 July 2018, will be the occasion for Porsche France to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the make’s sports cars with a race called Porsche Classic Race Le Mans.
Porsche France, in collaboration with Peter Auto, will assemble an exceptional field in which 70 historic Porsches will do battle on the mythical Le Mans circuit where the German manufacturer holds the historic record of 19 outright victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
This race will feature models ranging from the first 356s (1952) to the 2.8 RSR (1973). It will also include production versions like the 356 A and B series, 911 Ss, Ts and RSRs, 914/6s, as well as some prototypes from the 1950s and 60s invited to take part so the list of cars expected promises to be a rich one. The cars must have a valid technical passport to compete and entries will be sent in in the form of a dossier to be confirmed by Peter Auto. The list of eligible models is included in appendix.
A flying start will be given to the 55-minute Porsche Classic Race Le Mans on Saturday 7th July in the early afternoon. The previous day entrants will have two 30-minute qualifying sessions (the first in the morning and the second in the evening). The race will have two classifications – scratch and Index of Performance.
The 2.0L grid created this year by Peter Auto will be incorporated into the Porsche Classic Race Le Mans. A reminder that this new series reserved for 2-litre short chassis Porsche 911s complying with the pre-1966 FIA regulations will be run at three Peter Auto meetings in 2018: Spa-Classic (18-20 May), Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or (8-10 June) and the Dix Mille Tours (31st-2nd September).