After the Vallelunga-Classic, Spa-Classic, Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or, Monza-Classic and the Dix Mille Tours at Le Castellet, the Classic Endurance Racing grid will take to the track for the sixth and last time in 2015 on 23rd, 24th and 25th October on the Portimao circuit during the Algarve Historic Festival in Portugal.*
For this event, a huge field of more than 50 Protos and GTs split up into CER 1 (35 entries) and CER 2 (23 entries), covering the period from 1966 to 1979, will travel to this modern, well-known circuit measuring 4,692 km with 18 corners, which has already hosted many international events. The drivers will have a 30-minute free practice session followed by two 30-minute qualifying sessions and a 1-hour race for CER 1 and another for CER 2 with a driver change, which will determine the outcome between the victory contenders in Proto 1 and Proto 2, because the event on the Paul Ricard circuit decided the winners in the GT1 & GT2 categories.
In Proto 1, Serge Kriknoff (Lola T212 FVC) and Toni Seiler (Lola T70 MkIII) are the two drivers in contention for overall victory. It’s the same story in Proto 2 for Patrice Lafargue (Lola T298 BMW) and Dominique Guenat (Lola T286 DFV), while Frédéric Da Rocha (Lola T298 BMW) is still in with a chance of clinching second place.
Thus, the final round promises a suspense-filled weekend! The other nine grids in the Algarve Historic Festival include the GT & Sport Car Cup, MRL 50’s Sports Cars, the Iberian Historic Festival, HGPCA Formula 1, U2TC and HTTC, FIA Formula Junior, Pre-War Sports Cars and the Seven 60th Anniversary.