Le Mans Classic 2022

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Grid 1 Race 2

From Simon King "all cars running wel...getting stuck into anything throgh the the bends and making up places, only then to concede again on straights. Having fun!!......We made a mistake in out first race and missed the pit window so got docked a lap..."

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Imon King explains

Simon made amends through the night completing 6 laps followed by Sharlie and Leigh who completed 5 laps each

Grid 2 Race 2

Mark and Richard completed the night race completing 7 laps in 32nd place. The +4 flat rad was timed at 173.7 kph by Mark on lap 6!! That is 108mph!

Leigh withdrew.

Grid 3 Race 2

Another dominating run by John E with Adrian VdK 2nd and Simon OG 3rd.

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Rear of RU AVdK must be sick of the sight of it!

Then Jochem Kentgens on the same lap All the above completed 7 laps. Rogeon completed 4 laps and kivlochan 1 lap.

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What Happened to Choc Ices...anyone know?
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Grid 1 Race 3

Beautiful sunlight for the final race and all the Morgans running well. The result was Simon, Leigh and Sharlie all completing 6 laps.

Simon was 36th, Leigh 39th with Sharlie 43rd

Grid 1 The Final Results

Leigh and FXD was the 1st prewar Mog overall completing 17 laps, then SImon and DLJ, then Sharlie and SL2490 also completing 17 laps.
They finshed 39th 41st and 42nd respectivey.

On the index of performance they were placed in the same order 17th 18th and 20th. Fantastic result with a special hats off to Brian Gateson who built and kept them all going for 24 hours (and more!)

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DLJ FXD SL2490 at Techniques

Grid 2 Race 3

Last race for Mark and Richard....+4 Flat Rad still running well and posting top speed of174,3 kph (remember this is a Flat Rad!!). 6 more laps completed.

Leigh was concentrating on collecting plaudits for FXD and was unplaced!

Grid 2 The Final Results

Mark and Richard were placed 31st overall having completed 20 laps.

On index they were placed 33rd. Mark texted me to say they had won a cup! (for what I am yet to hear?). Well done.

Grid 3 Race 3

Order remained the same being John, Adrian and Simon. All completing 8 laps with Kentgens also completing 8 laps. Choc Ices only managed a single lap.

Grid 3 The Final Results

It will be of little surprise that John E in RU was the 1st +4 home with 23 laps completed and placed 14th overall, Adrian VdK was 15th and Simon OG 17th, Jochem Kentgens was placed 24th also completing 23 laps, a great result when he didn't think he was accepted into LMC. Rigeon was credited with 11 laps and Kivlochan with 10.

The index of performance placed Adrian VdK 9th, John E 28th, SImon OG 32nd and Kentgens 36th. Rogeon and Kivlocha were 60th and 62nd respectively.

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XOV a worthy 2nd to RU but 1st on the Index

Post Script. the Deep Sandersons were present but race result is unknown

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A great weekend by all.

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john
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Fantastic to see the Deep Sanderson as well. I hope the car performed!!

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Le Mans Classic - What a weekend!

We did the night practice session and the qualifying session - 40th out of 76. and then the waiting started…. Were there official drop outs….? Could we start…? A lot of cars in the paddock seemed to have too many issues to start… No news, nobody could give us info… so we went to the pre grid with the car, overalls, helmets, ready to go. Non messieurs, no racing…. Long story short; after some phone calls and a lot of French shouting and running around, we were let on to the pre grid, but there was not enough time to change the order and put us in our 40th position.

So I started the night race in 78th (and last) position, next to me a Lola Mk1 that was number 4 on the reserve list and experienced the same frustrating procedure.

Managed to go from 78th and last to 37th in race 1. Then 27th in race 2 and after all three races we were 24th overal, not too bad considering the course of events.

What did not help was our short 4.1 dif - great for most circuits but not for Le Mans. We ran out of revs on the straights - meaning continous lifting at 6,800 revs… down to 6,000 and then full throttle towards 6,800 again. 8 to 10 times per lap…. Doesnt help the lap times. We were some 7 to 8 seconds per lap slower than the quick plus fours - John Emberson, Adrien and Simon. The other 3 Morgans we could keep behind. Loved Choc Ices by the way, driven spectacularly.

What a weekend, What an atmosphere, what a mega crowd and what a support from Morgan people from all around Europe. We loved it!

Will arange a longer dif and we will be back!
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The Deep Sanderson 301 managed 11 laps in total finishing 57th on scratch and 59th in the perfomance index. It recorded a top speed of 194.1 kph (120.6 mph).

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That's good news John. Glad to see this machine in good working order!

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Still catching up on sleep and unpacking and on BHP.

Thanks for all this interest. Yes my pre war car went very well and on the last race I got back down towards the times of the old days. Conversely the Plateau 2 car was constantly having problems.

John – you were there at the first (2002) and you instigated the interest in pre war Morgans at LM so thanks are due to you for getting us into all of this !
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