Historical AMR favourites still taking top honours years into 'retirement'

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Both the Endurance Racing Legends and Masters Historic Racing Series have been busy, both this weekend as last as a whole collection of former Aston Martin Racing cars are still race competitively by their owners around the world in two the best historic series about.

Last weekend saw the Peter Auto 'Endurance racing Legends' Series compete a the Monza Historic event at the iconic Autodromo Nazionale Monza just north of Milan, Italy where a DBR9 from 2007 and a 2010 Vantage GT2 competed in that weekends double header.

The #009 DBR9 GT1 former Le Mans race winning car of David Graham, Darren Turner and Rickard Rydell was raced in Italy by Kriton Lendoudis and Rui Aguas where they were victorious in class for both events, after taking fourth overall in race 1 and being outright winners in race 2

The Vantage GT2 is more recognisable at the former JMW Motorsport car and now in the hands of Franz Wunderlich, he was to finish in 2nd and 3rd places on class over the weekend in his recent historical purchase.

Over at Spa Francorchamps this weekend, the concluded event of the 2019 Aston Martin sponsored Masters Endurance Legends season was taking place at that iconic race track and again we were blessed with the presence of fan favourite and local driver, the Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 of Christophe D'Ansembourg as well as a DBR9 and a Vantage GT2 of their own.

Featuring their own 'race into the night' event as well on Friday, the Lola #008 took another podium finishing P2 in the top class whilst Nicolas Ditting and Sam Hancock took the class honours aboard their DBR9 with Albert Bloem doing likewise in his former Jota Sport GT2.

Race two on Saturday took a similar path for the trio of teams but this time D'Ansembourg went one better to claim the final top set of the year

We also found this rather exquisite in car footage taken at Spa this weekend. Credit goes to the uploader of this video on Youtube.

Whilst we wait for the series to update the Championship table after the conclusion of the second and final race at Spa, we believe that D'Ansembourg's P2 and P1 finishes at Spa should be enough for him to be declared the overall winner of the 2019 Series (STC)

Photo credits - Masters Series / Peter Auto
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