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Rendez-vous at the circuit of Dijon Prenois hosted the FIA Historic Formula One with a field covering a 20-year period.

Circuit Dijon Prenois (F) welcomed different new grids to their Trophées Historiques de Bourgogne 2010. Rendez-vous at the Circuit Dijon Prenois this weekend, 2-3 October, did see one of the best historic events in France.

One of the many highlights was the FIA Historic Formula One with a fhe field covering a 20-year period of Formula 1 racing. Because of this, there is a vast speed differential between the elder cars such as Jackie Stewart’s Tyrrell 001 and the latter machines like the Steffan Johannsen Tyrrell 012 and Brabham BT49. To level the playing field, the championship is split into four different classes according to age and design characteristics of the cars. Drivers score points within their particular car’s class and all have the chance to claim the overall FIA trophy at the end of the season.

BOSS GP came to Dijon Prenois for the very first time and brought some fabulous Formula One cars of the 90’s, as well as some Indy- and Champcars.

The Supersports Cup was again well represented, bringing 2 litres prototypes and thundering Can-Am Lolas, Mclaren and Chevron sports cars. The CHE 3 hour endurance race for Prototypes, GT’s and Touring Cars was back on the Saturday evening, which reminded many visitors to the  Dijon 1000 KM era of the 70’s.

The British Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) brought two grids, one the Formula 2 and a amalgamated grid consisting of their Historic Road Sports Championship, cars built and registered between 1947 and 1969 and their Guards Trophy, consisting of GT’s and sports racing cars built before 1966.

Familiar regulars were the Challenge GT-Tourisme ASAVE with GT’s and touring cars up to 1976, the Maxi 1000, the smaller GT’s and touring cars up to 1300ccm, the French Caterham Cup and the  F.I.S.C. Legendary Circuits with road sports up to 2 litres.

Circuit Dijon Prenois provided again for a most convivial atmosphere, a nice weekend of racing, great wines and the much appreciated Burgundy gastronomy.

> Trophées Historiques de Bourgogne (official website)
> FIA Historic Formula One (official website)
> Circuit Dijon Prenois (official website)
> Circuit Dijon Prenois (youtube)