Large and Varied Entry for Group C at Le Mans Classic

Peter Auto have released details of a 37-car provisional entry for the Group C race at July’s Le Mans Classic, with a wide mix of cars covering the whole period when the fuel-economy formula ruled sportscars racing. Ten Porsche 962s of varying vintage are entered, though sadly there are no 956s currently listed, with five Spices and host of the more seldom recognised marques who built Group C cars.

A brace of Lancia LC2s from the early 1980s should provide a fine site at the event, while Peter Garrod’s Lola T92/10 will remind anyone present back then of the 1992 24-Hours when two of these Judd V10-powered chassis were entered and one finished, though 80-laps down. The latter period of Group C is also represented by Dominique Geunat’s Peugeot 905 EVO, and the rapid Michael Lyons in his Gebhardt C291.

Some of the lesser spotted cars that have gained entries include a 1982 Sthemo SM, an early C2 racer that retired after 41-laps of the 1984 24-Hours, a 1983 Aba AR2, and its pleasing to see a brace of EMKAs entered.

The Group C race does not form part of the Classic 24-Hours itself with their 45-miute race set for 11.45am on Saturday 9th of July – a fitting prelude to the 24-hours of racing to follow

Provisional Le Mans Classic Group C Race Entry:

Jean-Marc Merlin (FRA) 1990 Spice SE90C
Eric de Doncker (BEL) 1990 Spice SE90C
Frederic da Rocher (FRA) 1988 Spice SE88C
Andrew Haddon (GBR) 1990 Jaguar XJR-12
Shaun Lynn (GBR) 1990 Mercedes-Benz C11
Henrik Lindberg (DNK) 1989 Porsche 962
Peter Garrod (GBR) 1992 Lola T92/10
Zac Brown/Richard Dean (USA/GBR) 1986 Porche 962
Michel LeCourt/Raymond Narac (FRA/FRA) 1987 Porsche 962C
Romain Belleteste (FRA) 1983 Alba AR2
Christophe Gadais/Mathieu Gadais (FRA/FRA) 1984 Sthemo SM
Jean-Marie Belleteste (FRA) 1984 March 84G
Jonathan Fay (GBR) 1986 Tiga GC287
Tim Summers (GBR) 1984 Lancia LC2
Aaron Scott (GBR) 1986 Spice SE86
Tommy Dreelan (IRL) Porsche 962
Katsu Kobota (JPN) 1990 Nissan R90CK
Richard Hope (GBR) 1985 EMKA C83/1
George Nakas (AUS) 1987 Porsche 962
Steve Tandy (GBR) 1990 Spice SE90 GTP
Douglas Titford/Trevor Reeves (GBR/GBR) 1985 EMKA C84/1
Christian Perrier (FRA) 1985 March 85G
Eric Rickenbacker (CHE) 1989 Cheetah G606
Ivan Vercoutere/Ralf Kelleners (FRA/DEU) 1990 Porsche 962C
Manual Monteiro (PR) 1990 Porsche 962
Michel LeCourt/Raymond Narac (FRA/FRA) 1990 Porsche 962C
Peter Schleifer (DEU) 1984 March 84G
Pierre-Francois Rousselot (FRA) 1990 Spice SE89C)
Nicolas Doquin/Marc Jully (FRA/FRA) 1986 Tiga GC286/289
Dominique Geunat (CHE) 1993 Peugeot 905 EV1 Bis
Richard Eyre (GBR) 1991 Jaguar XJR-16
Mr John of B (FRA) 1985 Lancia LC2
Mr John of B (FRA) 1982 Rondeau M382
Mischa Strijder (NLD) 1991 Porsche 962C
Frank Lyons/Michael Lyons (GBR/GBR)  1989 ALD C289
Michael lYons (GBR) 1992 Gebhardt C91
Pierre-Alain France (FRA) 1990 Porsche 962C