JD Classics is entering five cars in to this year’s Le Mans Legend, following the team’s impressive overall victory at the 2013 eventThe JD Classics entries are made up of the ex-Fangio C-Type, Costin Lister, Cooper T33 Jaguar, E-Type and XK120With some of the best technicians in the classic motor sport world, each of JD Classics’ entries already has an impressive racing track recordLe Mans Legend takes place ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours race this weekend, with more than 60 entrants spanning 20 years of production
JD Classics will be fielding five entries to this year’s Le Mans Legend race, following an impressive overall victory at the event in 2013. With some of the best engineers, craftsmen and technicians in the classic motor sport world, JD Classics has an enviable racing track record.
This year’s Le Mans Legend is open to competition cars built between 1949-1968, with more than sixty entrants in six different classes. With so many cars on track, the racing is always tight and frenetic, making JD Classics’ 2013 victory all the more impressive, when Alex Buncombe took the chequered flag in a Costin Lister 43 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.
Forming the JD Classics driver team for Le Mans Legend this year are a host of experienced classic racing drivers, including Wil Arif in the XK120, Steve Soper in the E-Type and John Young in the team’s C-Type. JD Classics’ founder, Derek Hood, and the company’s resident racing driver, Chris Ward, will be taking to the track in the Cooper T33 Jaguar and Lister Costin respectively.
Expertly prepared by JD Classics’ Competition Department in Maldon, Essex, each of the team’s entries has an impressive race history. The C-Type has notched up victories at Le Mans Classic and Monaco Historique, while this year alone the Cooper T33 Jaguar and Costin Lister both posted the fastest laps of their respective races at Donington Historic Festival, where the E-Type also finished third in its race.