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HISTORIC TOUR CHARADE | Meeting Presentation

HISTORIC TOUR CHARADE | Meeting Presentation


A reunion

The Championnat de France Historique des Circuits (Historic Tour) returns to the Auvergne track for its second meeting of the season. On such a selective track, the 21 races over the weekend promise to be rich in emotion and adventure.


Absent from the Historic Tour calendar last year, the Charade circuit is back on the scene to the delight of the protagonists in this second act of the 2024 French Historic Circuit Championship, which began a month earlier in Dijon Prenois. With its rolling hills and bucolic setting dominated by the nearby Puy de Dôme, its 3.9 km track remains a prime destination for any racing driver. All the more so in the context of historic racing, given that part of the track is on the memorable "grand circuit" which hosted the French F1 Grand Prix on four occasions between 1965 and 1972. In short, there's no better place to rewrite history than a place steeped in it!


As in Dijon for the season's kick-off event, the entry list is looking good, with some 300 single-seaters, protos and GT/Touring cars from the last century spread evenly over the 11 grids. Taking into account crewed races and shared vehicles, a respectable total of 338 drivers are expected on site by the HVM Racing organizing team! 

Following a well-known pattern, each of these grids will be used to organize a daily race over the weekend, while to these 20 starts will be added that of the 200 km race, the unmissable 90-minute endurance race which closes the day on Saturday. In addition to the eligible grids of the French Championship and the "support" grid of the Saloon Cars Trophy, the copious Charade program also includes a "guest" grid: the Dutch Supersixties, whose 40 pre-1966 GT/Tourism cars will form a field as spectacular as it is exceptionally varied.

Finally, a Grid Walk open to the public will precede the start of the Formula Ford Kent Trophy on Saturday, followed by the F3 Classic/Formule Renault Classic Trophy on Sunday.


Beyond the raw results of the weekend's races, it's the French Historic Circuit Championship that will take centre stage, with its four national titles to be awarded at the end of the season. In the light of Dijon's opening scores, François Belle (Formule Ford Lola T540E), Josserand De Murard (proto Giada T118) and Louis Kolly (proto Lola T292) will arrive in Auvergne as leaders of the Monoplaces/Protos championship, followed by Philippe Gandini (Mini Cooper) in GT/Tourisme Pré 1990, Jean-François Besson (Venturi 400), Mathieu Rigoulet (Mazda MX-5) and Augustin Moreau (Honda Civic) in GT/Tourisme Post 1990 and, finally, the Philippe Gache/Jean-Pierre Richelmi crew (Porsche 934) in Endurance.



F3 Classic Trophy + Formula Renault Classic Trophy 

Races: Saturday 5.25pm and Sunday 2.30pm preceded by a Grid Walk (2 x 30 mins). 

Entries: 25

The cars: Pre-1985 F3 single-seaters and pre-1995 Formula Renaults (atmo and turbo).

Prominent drivers: F3 Classic: D.Leone, Lajoux, Vaglio Giors, Bayers (March), Jacobs, Gerbout, Tavarès, Ogier, Nale, Coppini, Delannoy (Ralt), Rossi, Houzelot, Martin, Eynard-Machet (Martini), Michel (Chevron), etc. 

Formula Renault Classic: Monnet, Remy-Spire, Bagur, Moniat, Tomsen (Martini), Rimbert, (Orion), Quéré (Alpa), etc.

Formula Ford Kent Trophy 

Races: Saturday 2.30pm, preceded by a Grid Walk, and Sunday 3.55pm (2 x 25 mins).

Entries: 33

Cars: Pre-1993 Formula Ford Kent single-seaters.

Prominent drivers: Genecand, Midy, Sanjuan, Vaglio Giors, Dousse, "Nelson", Simon, Herault, Dupont, Abadie (Van Diemen), Kozyreff, Thetiot, Deridder (Reynard), Girardet, Richard, Comte, Baudart (Crosslé), Verhille, Dionisotti (Lola), Weiss (Ray), Ancenay, Chapuis, Riviere (Rondeau), etc.

Formula Ford Historic Challenge 

Races: Saturday 3.25pm and 10.10am (2 x 25 mins). 

Entries: 29

Cars: Pre-1982 Formula Ford single-seaters.

Prominent drivers : Belle, Verhille, Dionisotti (Lola), Genecand, Girardet, Michel, Eynard Machet, McMorran (Crosslé), Lombardi (Brabham), Sanjuan, Ogier (Van Diemen), Rollet, Mangold (March), Crocker (Ray), Prévost (McNamara), Lecluse (Lotus), Dupont (Dulon), Schuelter (Elden), Leclerc (Hawke), Delaunay (Sparton), etc.

Lotus Trophy

Races: Saturday 9.15am and Sunday 11.45am (2 x 30 mins).

Entries: 37

The cars: Lotus Seven and old Caterham.

Prominent drivers: Vulliez, Delhaye, X.Jacquet, C.Jacquet, N.Beloou, Cazalot, Berrezai, Bouchetal, Odin, Szyndelman, Vacher, Garcia Imaz, Koenig, Boucherie, Thiry, Lauber, Peinetti, Deleplanque, Destoop (Lotus Seven), Verhille, Chretien (Caterham), etc.

Racing Over 2L + GT Classic Trophy + Proto Historic & Classic

Races: Saturday 11.55am and Sunday 9.25am (2 x 30 mins).

Entries: 20

Cars: GT/Touring + 2000 cm3 (and - 2000 cm3 + 200 bhp) from before 1981, GT from before 1998 (GT Classic), Protos up to 89 or 2000 (Proto Historic & Classic). 

Prominent drivers: Racing Over 2L: Brigand (Porsche 930), Regnier (Porsche 910), Calas, Dupuy (Ford Escort RS), Faure, Dauxerre, Baert (Porsche 911), etc.

GT Classic: Besson (Venturi 400), Raffin (Ferrari F430), Delannoy (Porsche 964), Gaillard, Roche/Roche (Porsche 996), Mathieu/Smaniotto (BMW M3 GTR), Rosembly (BMW Z3M), etc.

Proto Classic & Historic: Rossi (Osella PA1), Kolly (Lola T292), etc.

Maxi 2L Classic + Maxi 1300 Series

Races: Saturday 10.25am and Sunday 11.30am (2 x 25 mins). 

Entries: 21

The cars: GT/Touring cars - 2000 cm3 and - 200 bhp pre-1981 (Racing Over 2L) and GT/Touring cars - 1300 cm3 pre-1981 and Classic Mini Cup.

Prominent drivers: Maxi 2L Classic: Richelmi, Benne, Sionneau, Touchet (Lotus Elan), Breugnot (Alpine A110), Bourguignon (BMW 323i), Raffin (Cortina Lotus), Lagache (Porsche 914/6), Tetot (Triumph TR3), Kunz (Alfa 2000 GTV), etc.

Maxi 1300 Series: Gandini, Frenoy, Pouillon, Petit, Puget, Michel (Cooper S), Coignard, Nanteau (Audi 50), Grandpierre (Honda S800), etc.

Roadster Pro Cup

Races: Saturday 12.40pm and Sunday 8.45am (2 x 25 mins).

Entries: 24

The cars: First-generation Mazda MX-5s.

Prominent drivers: Fresnais, Rigoulet, Lu.Bellinato, Lo.Bellinato, Benjamin, Laborie, Bouchet, Allard, Visentin, Durville, Carreno, Martin, Bourget, Turbot, Sionneau, Sauvadet, Darmet, Gaudelus, Ambry, Reitz (all on Mazda MX-5s), etc.

Youngtimers GTI Cup + SuperBerline 2L

Races: Saturday 4.05pm and Sunday 3.15pm (2 x 25 mins). 

Entries: 21

The cars: Pre-1998 GTIs under 2L (Youngtimers GTI Cup) and evocations of 90s Supertourism (SuperBerline).

Prominent drivers: Youngtimers: Maehr, Fischmeister, Morel, Chaulan, Grandpierre, Moreau (Honda Civic), Latz (Golf GTI), etc.

SuperBerlines: Gosset (Opel Vectra), Mathieu, Santos, Cabarrou/Cabarrou, Crasson (BMW 318/320), Pozzobon, Pouchelon (Alfa 156), Grand (Honda Accord), Bouvier, Boury Govi/Perissaguet (Peugeot 405/406), Bonnefoy, Couvreur (Nissan Primera), Barriza (Mazda Xedos).


200 km Historic Tour

The race: Saturday 18h15 (90 mn).

Entries: 18

Cars: Protos/GTs/berliners eligible for Historic Tour grids.

Prominent drivers : Besson (Chevron B16), Richelmi/Gache (Porsche 934), De Ferran/Zimmer, Guermonprez (Grac MT14), Danne/Grenet (Porsche 911SC), Peinetti/Lauber (Porsche Cup), Raffin/Bachelier (Ferrari F430), Destombes (Peugeot 905), Roche/Roche (Porsche 996), Pargamin (Lotus Seven), Quagliozzi/Piau (Honda Civic), Sionneau/Sionneau (Mazda MX5), etc.


Saloon Cars Trophy 

Races: Saturday 4.45pm and Sunday 4.35pm (2 x 25 mins). 

Entries: 32

Cars: GT/Touring cars built before 2000.

Prominent drivers: Lefebvre (Audi Quattro), Derognat (BMW 323i), Yvetot (Porsche 964 LMS), D.Samson (Porsche 996), Delarche, Vulin (Caterham), J.Pirio, A.Pirio (Jidé), Grué (Chevolet Monza), Gautier, A. Samson (Porsche 964), Verney (R5 GT), Drouilleau/Drouilleau (BMW M3), Faurie, Paragmin (Lotus Seven), Roux (Porsche 924), Trichet, Guigues, Lortal (Lotus Elise), Chollet (Porsche 944), etc.


Supersixties by NKHTGT

Races: Saturday 3.10pm and Sunday 10.50am (2 x 40 mins). 

Entries: 40

Cars: pre-1966 GT/Touring cars.

Prominent drivers: Persson (Ford GT40), Douglas, Adriaans/Adriaans (Shelby Cobra/Cobra Daytona), Peter (Austin Healey 3000), Bergmans (Iso Rivolta), Smeer/Izaks, De Waard (Shelby Mustang), Castelli, Van Gils, Brouwer (Lotus Elan), Deenik/Sinke, Vriend (Ford Falcon), Raffin/Raffin (Cortina Lotus), Carini (Cooper), etc.


In the paddock, the Historic Tour's partners' village includes Oreca (sale of racing parts), Sodipneu/Sodifuel (supply of tires and fuel), Stand 21 (customized equipment and driver safety), as well as stands selling derivative products, clothing, miniatures, "automobilia", a 5-piston F1 simulator and the Historic Tour Food Truck. In addition, the traditional Kennol Awards honor a deserving driver at the end of each of the weekend's races.


Friday May 31: Private practice from 8.30am to 3.03pm. Qualifying from 3.13pm to 7.50pm. Saturday June 1: Qualifying from 8.40am to 9.05am, from 10.00am to 10.20am and from 12.40pm to 1.00pm. Races (10) from 9h15 to 9h45, from 10h35 to 12h25 and from 14h30 to 19h45. Sunday June 2: Races (11) from 8:45am to 12:55pm and from 2:30pm to 5:40pm. 

On-site ticketing: weekend pass 25 Euros, 1-day pass 20 Euros. Grid Walk option: 15 Euros/day. Free admission for children under 16 accompanied by a ticket holder.

Media contact: presse@hvmracing.fr

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