CIRCUIT ZANDVOORT, HOLLAND

HISTORIC GRAND PRIX
4 – 6 September 2020

Hart and Cantillon collect the big prizes at Zandvoort

David Hart and Mike Cantillon cornered most of the Masters silverware handed out during the Historic Grand Prix event at Zandvoort. Taking place on its original date and with limited spectators allowed into the paddock, the Dutch event made a refreshing change on a historic calendar hit hard by so many cancellations this year.

In the end, Masters was able to bring four grids to Zandvoort, where drivers, team members and spectators alike were treated to lovely late-summer weather with only the occasional shower interrupting an otherwise flawless weekend. On our first trip to the continent, everyone made sure to enjoy themselves as much as they could, a task made easier by the chance to try out the newly renovated track and the Dutch laid-back atmosphere.

RACE REPORTS

Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends – Race 1
Dex charges to dominant win in first Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends race at Zandvoort.

Jack Dex stormed to a dominant lights-to-flag victory in the first Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends race at Zandvoort, the BR01 driver never looking back to win by a full lap over David Hart and Nicky Pastorelli in the Maserati MC12 GT1.

In third, Philippe Papin and Karl Pedraza moved up in their ORECA-Nissan 03 when James Hagan’s similar P2 machine ran into trouble late in the race. Marco Werner and Oliver Mathai shared the GTC-class-winning Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 on its way to fourth while Nikolaus Ditting and Sam Hancock took fifth (and second in the GT1 class) in their Aston Martin DBR9.

Marc Devis proved victorious among the fleet of GT2 Porsches, his 996 GT3 RS staying inches ahead of the Marcus Jewell/Ben Clucas 996 GT3 RSR.

In the early stages, Dex opened up a ten-second gap on Hart in the Maserati, who in turn led Werner by five seconds on lap 4. Having started second in the DBR9, Ditting had dropped to fourth but was still heading Hagan in the first of the ORECA 03s. In sixth, Gläser led the GT2 ranks in his 993 GT2 Evo, the German miraculously holding off Philippe Papin in the second ORECA. However, Gläser was deemed to have jumped the start and was handed a 20-second time penalty.

In eighth, Devis had edged away from Marcus Jewell, while on lap 6 Manfredo Rossi was forced to abandon the battle of the GT2 Porsches, the Italian retiring his 997 GT3 RSR with brake issues. This handed the place to David Methley’s Corvette C6, with Günther Schindler in his 993 GT2 also moving up a spot.

As the pit window opened on lap 9, Dex led Hart by 30 seconds and Werner by eight more ticks. Hagan had moved past Ditting to be fourth ahead of Gläser and Devis, while Papin was the first to pit, handing over the ORECA to Karl Pedraza. Hagan and Gläser followed on the next lap.

Hart was in on lap 11, handing his seat to Nicky Pastorelli, with Jewell doing the same with Ben Clucas. Devis and Methley came in for their stops as well, and now Ditting was in for the driver change with Sam Hancock. Werner and Dex were among the late-stoppers, Werner leaving his seat to Oliver Mathai.

After the stops, Dex was still in the lead but Hagan had moved up into second, courtesy of the longer Hart/Pastorelli ‘elite driver’ stop that was similarly enforced on the Werner/Mathai and Ditting/Hancock cars. Karl Pedraza was now fourth ahead of Mathai, who in turn was chased by Gläser. Devis led the Porsche fight in seventh overall while in ninth Hancock had some catching up to do in the DBR9 GT1.

With ten minutes to go, Pastorelli put the hammer down in order to reclaim second place for the Maserati. Catching the Irishman with four seconds a lap, the Dutchman accomplished the feat on lap 18. Soon after, Hagan was in trouble, also losing third to Pedraza, after which the ORECA tumbled futher down the order, eventually ending up in the Gerlachbocht gravel trap with two minutes to go.

In the BR01, Dex victoriously crossed the line after 25 laps, a full lap up on the Hart/Pastorelli Maserati MC12, with the Philippe Papin/Karl Pedraza ORECA-Nissan 03 taking third. Behind the top-three, Mathai kept Hancock at bay by some ten seconds. In sixth overall, Marc Devis proved best of the Porsches, his 996 GT3 RS narrowly holding off the Marcus Jewell/Ben Clucas 996 GT3 RSR.

Sadly, Christophe d’Ansembourg’s Dallara-ORECA DO05 and the invitational Group C Spice-Cosworth SE92C of local heroes Michiel Campagne and Allard Kalff were non-starters.

Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends – Race 2
Hart/Pastorelli triumph in Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends thriller in the dunes.

David Hart and Nicky Pastorelli ended a thrilling second Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends race at Zandvoort in front by no more than 0.114 seconds. Pastorelli pipped Philippe Papin to victory by drafting past the ORECA-Nissan 03 shared with Karl Pedraza out of the final corner on the final lap of the race.

The Dutch Maserati MC12 GT1 pair was handed the opportunity when Jack Dex in the BR01 prototype was hit with a massive stop-and-go penalty for an unsafe release during his mandatory pitstop. Before the stops, Saturday’s race winner had led Hart and Pedraza by half a minute.

Despite starting from the back and incurring a time penalty for jumping the start, James Hagan fought his way up to third, his ORECA-Nissan 03 moving ahead of Nikolaus Ditting’s Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 and the Marco Werner/Oliver Mathai Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3.

Sebastian Gläser (Porsche 993 GT2 Evo) won the battle for GT2 class honours, as the German defeated race 1 class winner Marc Devis (Porsche 996 GT3 RS) by ten seconds.

A steady opening ten minutes saw Dex run off to a 17-second lead over Hart in the GT1 Maserati, setting 1.34 laps in the process. Hart in turn was hounded by Karl Pedraza starting the ORECA-Nissan 03 shared with Philippe Papin, with Marco Werner further down in fourth in the V12-engined Vantage GT3. In fifth, Nikolaus Ditting (running solo this time) had momentarily halted James Hagan’s advance from the back of the grid, but the Irishman was then hit by 15-second penalty for jumping the start.

Some 55 seconds down, Devis’ 996 GT3 RS was again leading the GT2 race, 12 seconds ahead of Sebastian Gläser’s 993 GT2 Evo and 25 seconds in front of Marcus Jewell in the 996 GT3 RSR. David Methley, despite being issued a five-second penalty for a jumped start, split the Porsches in his yellow Corvette C6, as he kept ahead of Günther Schindler’s 993 GT2. Sadly, the fifth Porsche, Manfredo Rossi’s 997 GT3 RSR, was a non-starter due to brake problems.

The pit window now open, the BR01 prototype led by 26 seconds while the fight for second place was still very much on, Hart still a mere second in front of Pedraza. From ninth, Jewell was the first to come in, handing his Porsche to Ben Clucas, while Gläser and Hagan were next up. On the following lap, Hart followed Dex in for their stops, Hart allowing Nicky Pastorelli to take the wheel. Pedraza, however, waited as long as he could before handing over to Papin while Werner performed similarly in the changeover with Oliver Mathai.

After the stops, Dex was back in the lead, only to be slammed by a massive stop-and-go penalty for unsafe release. This dropped him down to ninth and well out of contention, as Pastorelli set after Papin who now found himself in the lead. A minute down on Papin, James Hagan’s ORECA-Nissan 03 had just passed Ditting for third while Gläser had moved ahead of Mathai and, more importantly, Devis to take the GT2 class lead. With five minutes left on the clock, though, Mathai snatched back fifth from his countryman.

At the front, as time was ticking away, Pastorelli was closing on Papin at the rate of five seconds per lap. It would be close – with two minutes to go, the Dutchman was still trailing the Frenchman by eight seconds. The pair chased by Dex on an attempt to improve on fastest lap of the race, Pastorelli made it stick out of the final corner to inch ahead of Papin as they crossed the line. After 40 minutes of racing, 0.114 seconds was all that was between them.

Hagan duly finished third ahead of Ditting in the Aston Martin DBR9, with the Marco Werner/Oliver Mathai Vantage GT3 taking fifth from the GT2-class-winning Porsche of Sebastian Gläser, the German leaving class rival Devis ten seconds in his wake.

Masters Gentlemen Drivers
Hart & Hart lead all-Dutch podium for Masters Gentlemen Drivers at Zandvoort.

David & Olivier Hart (Bizzarini 5300 GT) survived a stop-and-go penalty and a fierce challenge by the Nigel Greensall/Mark Martin Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé to win the 90-minute Masters Gentlemen Drivers race at Zandvoort’s Historic Grand Prix event.

The opening half of the race saw Greensall open up a 30-second gap on Hart Sr but a slow pitstop while handing over to Martin as well as a puncture a few laps later thwarted the pair’s efforts. Hart Jr then broke Greensall’s earlier fastest lap time on his way to a dominant win. Not even a 3-second stop-and-go penalty for stopping short at their mandatory stop could harm the Dutch Bizzarrini’s claim to victory.

In second overall, Michiel van Duijvendijk and Pascal Pandelaar gave off a true giant-slaying performance in their C1-class-winning Porsche 904/6 GTS, Pandelaar sweeping ahead of Sander van Gils, whose Elan completed an all-Dutch podium. Van Gils grabbed CLP class honours ahead of the Ginetta G4R of David Methley and Ron Maydon that took fourth overall.

Marcus Jewell and Ben Clucas won the Masters Pre-66 Touring Car scrap held concurrently for 60 minutes of the race. Steve Soper’s challenge in a similar Lotus Cortina faded after 9 laps.

With Nigel Greensall starting the pole-sitting Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé, the first few laps were all about Greensall trying to make a break from the Harts’ Bizza started by father David. Initially, Oliver Mathai ran third in the TVR Griffith but the German-run machine was hit by a double whammy – a 12.8-second time penalty for a jumped start soon became irrelevant when Mathai crawled into the pits with an apparent problem with the left front suspension.

This moved David Methley guesting in Ron Maydon’s Ginetta G4R up into third, chased by CLP class rival Sander van Gils in the Lotus Elan. Behind the two lightweight cars, three local cars had moved up the order quite quickly. The Fred van Maarschalkerwaart/Roeland Voerman Corvette – with Voerman at the wheel – was up into fifth, while in sixth was Michiel Campagne’s Corvette Grand Sport. The car had qualified third but was forced to start from the pits and was now quite literally thundering its way up. By lap 7, Campagne had stolen fifth from Voerman.

Seventh was Hans Hugenholtz in the Cobra shared with Peter van Hoepen, ahead of a triplet of E-types raced Belgian Laurent Jaspers, German/British pairing Nikolaus Ditting/Sam Hancock, with Ditting driving, and German duo Christian Schödel/Dirk Ebeling, with the former at the helm.

The C1-class Porsche 904/6 GTS that in the hands of Pascal Pandelaar had qualified a magical fourth overall was now in 11th, its gentleman driver Michiel van Duijvendijk doing the opening stint, while Marcus Jewell’s Lotus Cortina led the touring-car chase as Steve Soper’s example had pitted with an issue on lap 7 before retiring on lap 9. The Peter & Nathan Dod Griffith – Peter driving – was hot on the heels of Jewell’s Cortina.

Ten laps gone, Greensall’s lead on Hart Sr had increased to seven seconds, with Methley now half a minute down. Local man Van Gils was keeping Methley honest, the Elan seven more seconds in arrears of the Ginetta. In fifth, Campagne wasn’t closing on the leaders anymore while Voerman and Hugenholtz warred over sixth, the Cobra passing the Corvette on lap 11 – all watched closely by Jaspers who was a second down on the fighting Dutch pair.

It soon transpired that Greensall had been saving the best for the final 15 minutes of his opening stint. Having put down the hammer, he used the next five laps to put 13 more ticks between himself and the Dutch Bizzarrini – lapping in the 1.58 bracket as opposed to the 2.01 laps that David Hart was doing. Meanwhile, Methley was forced into an unscheduled pitstop on lap 15, handing third place and the CLP class lead to Van Gils. He had dropped to seventh when he rejoined. Similarly, Voerman’s Corvette lost ground to Jaspers and Van Duijvendijk and now ran in ninth, while in the touring cars running concurrently for an hour, Jewell had handed over to Ben Clucas.

As the pit window opened, Greensall’s gap to Hart had grown to half a minute, with Van Gils leading Campagne by seven seconds while himself over a minute in arrears of the Daytona Cobra in the lead. Hart Sr spared no time to come in and hand over to lightning-quick son Olivier, the same applying to Campagne coming in to swap places with Allard Kalff – it was all for nothing, though, as the Grand Sport soon died with battery problems.

On the next lap, most of the other cars were in, but Greensall used the relatively quiet track to set fastest lap of the race with a 1.57.9, all with the aim of getting as much space between his American machine and the Harts’ Italian car (but American-powered) before finally handing over to Mark Martin on lap 24. Their pitstop wasn’t going to plan, though, Martin in trouble with his HANS system and losing a lot of time in the pits and on his out lap.

The pit window now closed, Olivier Hart in the Bizza was immediately down into the 1.58s, as the young Dutchman set himself to the task of chasing Martin. Hart had soon caught up and swept past to take the lead on lap 26. Van Gils was third, 55 seconds down, but Pandelaar in the Porsche 904 was flying and now up into an amazing fourth overall. Ron Maydon was fifth in the Ginetta, running two seconds ahead of Jaspers in the E-type. Peter van Hoepen in the Cobra was seventh, while Ben Clucas’ Lotus Cortina in eighth was flagged off as the Pre-66 Touring Car winner.

However, frustratingly so for the DHG team running the Hart/Hart Bizza, their stop was deemed three seconds short – so suddenly the final half hour looked like having a race again. Ahead of his stop-and-go penalty, a frustrated Olivier Hart popped in fastest lap of the race with a 1.57.8 before coming in. But then the race was off again! As Hart went out, Martin came in with a puncture… Tyre change done, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé was down to sixth, behind Van Hoepen’s Cobra. Meanwhile, Jaspers was forced to retire his E-type.

Now over a minute in front, it was plain sailing for Hart Jr, but behind, Van Gils had steadily lost ground to Pandelaar who grabbed second on lap 35. Maydon was still in fourth but 36 seconds down on Van Gils and with almost a lap in hand on Van Hoepen, in what had become a battle of attrition, with now just ten cars still running.

Towards the end, Hart enjoyed himself by lowering the race’s best lap to 1.57.6, to finish 1 minute and 23 seconds ahead of Pandelaar, who in turn led Van Gils by 27 seconds to complete a podium fully consisting of local heroes. Van Duijvendijk/Pandelaar won their C1 class while Van Gils beat David Methey/Ron Maydon – in fourth overall – to CLP class honours. The Hugenholtz/Van Hoepen Cobra remained in fifth ahead of the Greensall/Martin Daytona Cobra. The Voerman/Van Maarschalkerwaart Corvette, the Dod & Dod Griffith, the Ditting/Hancock E-type and Louis Zurstrassen’s Elva Mk5 completed the finishers.

Masters Racing Legends for 66/85 F1 Cars – Race 1
Cantillon converts pole to win in Zandvoort’s first Masters Historic Formula One race.

Mike Cantillon produced an impeccable race to claim the first win of the weekend’s two Masters Historic Formula One races at Zandvoort. The Williams FW07C driver led from start to finish after fending off an early challenge by Marco Werner in the Lotus 77.

The German three-time Le Mans winner eventually dropped away from the leader but held on to second place and the pre-78 class win, despite race-long pressure by Steve Brooks’ Lotus 81 and Mark Hazell’s Williams FW08, Hazell in the process claiming post-83 class honours.

The top-four were a long way away from Jamie Constable (Shadow DN8) in fifth who after his mishaps in qualifying valiantly fought his way up from last on the grid. Marc Devis looked on course for sixth but the Belgian’s Surtees TS16 expired on the final tour, handing the place to Andrew Beaumont’s Lotus 76.

After a troublefree start, Cantillon had his work cut out keeping Werner at bay, while Hazell kept ahead of Brooks – but further back, the Cosworth in the back of Patrick d’Aubréby’s March 761 let go on the opening lap. The drama wasn’t over yet, as Christophe d’Ansembourg’s Brabham BT49 disappeared from third while Ron Maydon had to pit his Lec CRP1 with a broken clutch.

After the oil from d’Aubréry’s demise was cleared, the safety car made way for the race to recommence on lap 4. On the restart, Brooks pipped Hazell for third, while Constable who had started from last on the grid in his Shadow DN8 was already up into sixth, chasing Hallau’s Theodore N183. Devis was seventh in the Surtees TS16, followed by Andrew Beaumont’s Lotus 76.

At the front, Cantillon had opened up a 2.3-second gap by lap 7. Werner held a similar advantage on Brooks who in turn led Hazell by 1.6 seconds. Constable had now moved up into fifth as Hallau spun out in the daunting Scheivlak corner at the back of the circuit.

Two laps on, Cantillon’s lead was up to 5 seconds. As Werner dropped away from the leader, Brooks began closing on the older Lotus in front, with Hazell in turn starting to put pressure on Brooks. In fifth, Constable was now half a minute away from the lead, the Shadow driver having some 8 seconds in hand on Marc Devis in the Surtees. Beaumont in the Lotus 76 was a lonely seventh, well ahead of Steve Farthing in the guesting F5000 Lola T332, with Paul Tattersall in the Ensign N179 in ninth.

With three minutes left on the clock, Cantillon punched in the fastest lap of the race to put victory beyond doubt, while Werner used the final laps to slowly ease away from Brooks and Hazell. Well behind the top-four, Constable momentarily lost fifth to Devis, only to claw it back from the Surtees going into the final lap. To make matters worse for the Belgian, Devis pulled off in no-name corner to hand a last-gasp sixth to Beaumont. The Surtees’ downfall also helped Farthing and Tattersall to move up a spot while d’Ansembourg recuperated to ninth.

Masters Racing Legends for 66/85 F1 Cars – Race 2
Cantillon corners Zandvoort double with second Masters Historic Formula One win.

Despite starting fourth on the reversed grid, Mike Cantillon made no prisoners on his way to a dominant victory in the second Masters Historic Formula One race at Zandvoort. The Williams FW07C driver hit the front on lap 3 before disappearing into the distance.

Steve Brooks was on course to take second in his Lotus 81 but a spin while braking for Tarzan corner allowed Marco Werner (Lotus 77) and Mark Hazell (Williams FW08) to claim the remaining spots on the podium. The German passed poleman Hazell on lap 9 before gaining another position with the help of Brooks’ unfortunate spin. Werner and Hazell also took the pre-78 and post-83 class wins respectively.

Christophe d’Ansembourg (Brabham BT49C) looked set to take fourth ahead of Brooks but dropped down to eighth with two laps to go. This handed fifth back to Jamie Constable (Shadow DN8), who also lifted second place in the pre-78 class. In sixth, Georg Hallau (Theodore N183) took second in the post-83 class while keeping Marc Devis at bay, the Belgian crossing the line third of the pre-78 runners.

Cantillon was on the move as soon as the lights went out. Picking off one car per lap, Saturday’s winner was third after the opening lap, second after two laps and into the lead as lap 3 was completed. Setting a scorching pace with laptimes in the low 1.33s, the Williams driver then opened up a three-second gap to Steve Brooks who had outbraked polesitter Mark Hazell into Tarzan at the start of lap 4. Hazell then had to look in his mirrors as Marco Werner was ready to pounce in the pre-78 class-leading Lotus 77.

Behind the top-four, Christophe d’Ansembourg made his way up to fifth, having started ninth in his Brabham BT49C, but he was trailing Werner by ten seconds. The Belgian’s progress had pushed back Jamie Constable’s Shadow DN8 down to sixth while Georg Hallau’s Theodore N183 was another car on the move – from the back of the grid, the German was seventh ahead of Marc Devis in the Surtees TS16 and Andrew Beaumont in the Lotus 76. Meanwhile in tenth overall, Steve Farthing held his own in the guesting F5000 Lola T332.

At the front, Cantillon was down into the 1.32s, leaving Brooks to trail by 12 seconds, as Werner nipped past Hazell to snatch third. Going into lap 10, however, Brooks dropped it braking into Tarzan. By the time he got his Lotus 81 going again, 20 seconds had gone, and not just Werner and Hazell but even d’Ansembourg profited to demote Brooks down to fifth.

Towards the end, the Irish Williams driver eased his pace but even then walked further away from Werner, securing his second victory of the weekend after 16 dominant laps. 24 and 35 seconds down on the leader, Werner and Hazell completed the podium, taking pre-78 and post-83 class wins respectively. They were followed home by the hapless Brooks, with Constable taking second in the pre-78 class in fifth. D’Ansembourg, however, dropped down to eighth on the penultimate lap, as Hallau narrowly held off Devis for sixth

Masters Sports Car Legends
Hart/Pastorelli take crushing Masters Historic Sports Car win at Zandvoort.

David Hart made it a perfect Sunday as he took his third win in three starts by adding victory in Zandvoort’s Masters Historic Sports Car race to his tally. Having already won the Masters Gentlemen Drivers race with son Olivier and then the second Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends race sharing with Nicky Pastorelli, the Dutchman again teamed up with Pastorelli to comfortably win the sportscar race in their Lola T70 Mk3B.

The Dutch pair were only headed during the halfway pitstop phase, before Pastorelli put the win beyond doubt in the second part of the race. From the back of the grid, Manfredo Rossi put up a strong challenge in his Osella-Abarth PA1 but a spin just before the spots dropped him behind Matt Wrigley’s Chevron B19, Wrigley himself having charged to the front after being forced to start from the pitlane. At two-thirds distance, Rossi regained his second place to finish 25 seconds down on Pastorelli. Wrigley chased home the Italian three seconds further down the road.

The Robert Beebee/Steve Brooks T70 Mk3B and the Nikolaus Ditting/Sam Hancock T70 Mk3 moved up into fourth and fifth on the back of Marc Devis’ early demise in the Chevron B19. This allowed John Sheldon in the Chevron B16 to take sixth overall.

As David Hart’s pole-sitting Lola-Chevrolet T70 Mk3B maintained its lead after the rolling start, the opening laps centred around Manfredo Rossi starting from the back and Matt Wrigley starting from the pitlane, but both making up places like there was no tomorrow. Rossi especially was a man with a mission, desperately wanting to undo a weekend filled with one mishap after another. By lap 3, Rossi’s Osella-Abarth PA1 had passed Marc Devis’ Chevron B19 for second place before chasing down Hart in the lead while setting one fastest lap after another.

By lap 5, Wrigley was up into third, having demoted Devis’ similar B19 to fourth, the two having left a sizeable gap in their wake. Robert Beebee was fifth in the T70 Mk3B, well ahead of Nikolaus Ditting’s non-B Mk3, the German involved in a big fight with John Sheldon’s B16. Chris Lillingston-Price’s B8 was up next, followed by Chris Jolly in the pre-66 Cooper Monaco T61M. Sadly, we had said goodbye to one of the four T70s already, as Eric Mestdagh was forced to retire his Mk3B with gearbox issues.

At the front, an old rivalry was resumed as Hart and Rossi fought over every inch of tarmac, the Osella edging closer to the Lola in the corners while the coupé prototype stretched its legs on the straights. On lap 8, battle was temporarily suspended as the safety car entered the frame. Independently, but within seconds of each other, Jolly had pulled off at Kumho corner, the penultimate corner before the banked Arie Luyendijk corner, while Lillingston-Price ground to a halt at Gerlach corner.

Regrouped, and with the safety car retreating to the pits, the remaining cars stormed towards Tarzan corner to start their 11th lap. Now, Wrigley was right back in the mix, as he chased down Hart and Rossi in front. A few minutes later, the pit window opened, and Hart was the first of the leaders to come in, handing the Lola to Nicky Pastorelli. A few moments after, Rossi lost control of the Osella, dropping some eight seconds while getting back on the move, and suddenly Wrigley found himself in the lead – until he too came in for his mandatory stop.

After the stops, Pastorelli clocked a number of fastest laps of the race to get some four seconds between himself and the chasing Wrigley, with Rossi a further nine seconds behind on lap 19. Steve Brooks, having taken over from Robert Beebee, was fourth, 30 seconds adrift. The race having lost Devis on lap 15, Sam Hancock was now fifth in the T70 Mk3 taken over from Ditting, with Sheldon in sixth, over a minute away from the leader.

With 15 minutes to go, Pastorelli’s lead had increased to 14 seconds – but Rossi had closed on Wrigley, the Italian repassing the Chevron on lap 23. As the finish approached, the order remained the same, Pastorelli punching in fastest lap of the race with a 1.42.280 on the penultimate lap. Rossi was 25 seconds down in second while Wrigley trailed Rossi by three seconds. The Robert Beebee/Steve Brooks Lola was a distant fourth, 11 seconds ahead of the Ditting/Hancock Lola. Sheldon finished sixth, a lap down on the winner.