Pau GP Historique 2006
Posted 14 May 2006 - 18:26
My question is - who is going on to Pau from Monaco (or, like me, going straight to Pau). I'll be there with Delta Motorsport, running about seven cars. The unpredictable nature of historic racing cars means that I might be busy - but if things aren't too stressful it would be great to meet up!
Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:28
Posted 26 May 2006 - 06:30
Martin Stretton's last lap defence of his lead with Paul Edwards was interesting to watch! It was never on but a lesser driver would no doubt have given way.
Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:09
It is a great weekend although the official dinner is probably best missed as the service and food was at best ok but the Mayor's enthusiasm for the racing was good!
Good luck to all those taking part
Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:15
I had plans to go there this year but could only find references to the 2005 event up until March of this year or so, by which time it was too late to reserve a holiday spot around Ascension Day...
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 16:05
I doubt , if one day, we see the same car on an historic event, with the same chassis number...or call me Santa Claus !
Sadly, on Saturday, the BRM P 126 of Brad Krause suffered a bad crash , and all the frontal area of the car need repairs .... ) But all teams in England make miracles, to kept the cars going ...so lets hope
Pau is a place where crashes at Statue Foch are frequents and is more treacherous than Monaco ..places to crash are plenty ...and the biggest danger that wait drivers there, is to over driving after a while ...
apart from that, notable was the big domination of DAYTON DUNCAN, who won again with the Stommelen BT 33 ...in the Sunday snd race, though, the duel with Danny BAKER SHADOW DN 5 (ex Tom Pryce) was really nice to see , and only ability of Duncan in overlapping backmarkers made the difference
at parc Beaumont, the place to go to see fast drivers , these two drivers showed equal abilities
I was very happy to see the Jean loius Duret JPS 9 , for the first time ...a "shadow" car in the lotus history
the usual domination on Duncan Dayton apllied to the rear engined GP cars, where he won with the Brabham BT 11 ...
Finally, Duncan drove the LOTUS 16 to an impressive win on Front engined GP cars.. I wonder if he wldn t have been faster than Graham Hill was on a similar car and track, at Monaco 58 !!
IN Sport Prototype category, the LOLA T 70 MK III B Bonnier color with Carlos Barbot won;but it s Jean Manuel Albuquerque CHEVRON B 16 in its yellow livery that do the show..alas , Saturday ,I was the witness of a big slide while entering Foch corner (he managed to avoid a spin ! ) The car was barely damaged on rear right bonnet ..later, in sunday one hour race, Albuquerque touched on front right, but then drove a magnificent race, though at one lap behind
ANDRE LABARRERE, Mayor of PAU, sadly died from cancer a few days before, and as he was a fervent sustainer of both Pau Gp, many Pau natives said there are unquiet for the future of motor racing at Pau ...and being mayor for a long time, he was like a local condottiere, struggling others opponents to the municipality against the Pau GP
as a french, I can confirm, the main attendance at Pau isn t from the city habitants that go away ..but rather from England or others part of France .
Posted 30 May 2006 - 16:41
That is not good news. It would be tragic if this wonderful and historic track was lost.
Originally posted by M Needforspeed
ANDRE LABARRERE, Mayor of PAU, sadly died from cancer a few days before, and as he was a fervent sustainer of both Pau Gp, many Pau natives said there are unquiet for the future of motor racing at Pau ...and being mayor for a long time, he was like a local condottiere, struggling others opponents to the municipality against the Pau GP.
Posted 30 May 2006 - 17:21
Does anybody have photos of cars and action ?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 30 May 2006 - 18:08