On Saturday the organisers had real charming touristic Champagne routes in store for us, this time with the sun out and shining. We all went to the legendary circuit of Reims (in Gueux). On the circuit straight in front of the old Grand Prix pits all the RS’s and RSR’s were lined up in an old school Le Mans starting grid style. It has to be said that it was totally impressive. It was also there that the judging was done by Mr. Clement (French authority on the RS), as well as our Belgian counterpart Mr. G. Callewaert, together with Jürgen Barth, who of course is very well know to the Porsche fraternity.
For sure it must have been a tough job judging all those beautiful RS’s and RSR’s, and picking some winners. Probably everybody must have had their own preferences and our personal choice would have been the 1973 Martini Le Mans car driven at the time by Gijs van Lennep and H. Muller. But the real judges would announce the winners at dinner later that evening in the “Demeure des comtes de Champagne”, an old magnificent building belonging to the Taittinger Champagne house.
At the Gueux circuit we did receive a wonderful pick nick. After that we were happily ready to drive to the “circuit des ecuyers”. After a spirited drive through the beautiful Champagne region we arrived at the circuit.
Circuit Des Ecuyers
There the cars were divided into 4 groups to have a go on the track. The very last group were the RSR’s in which only 4 cars took part. 911motorsport entered the yellow 2.8 RSR, a car driven sideways most of the time. In order to have the public joining the fun, passengers were taken along for a joyful ride on this twisty and technical circuit. Most of them did like the sideways stance of the car.