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Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

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Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Two or three years ago our next door neighbours son was mainly racing MX5s.

This weekend: http://acm.mc/en/edition/grand-prix-de-monaco-historique-2018-edition-2/entries/ - Serie C - car No 44.

What a fantastic opportunity and privilege! I have everything crossed for him that he does OK.

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Minivanman
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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Just don't come home if you crash that car!

Nice though. Smiley

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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Quite!

Apparently it is worth about £1.5M.

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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Here's the info about the car from when the current owner bought it: https://www.jdclassics.com/Cars/For-Sale/1956-Lister-Maserati-Archie-Scott-Brown/1e84565b-4d9d-441e-...

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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Ben had never even sat in the car before today and had never driven a street circuit.

Today was free practice and he set the 7th fastest time overall and 3rd fastest in his class. An amazing achievement.

Results

Needless to say his parents are pretty chuffed.

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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

He qualified 4th fastest!
Quest are showing the event from 1pm. His race is at 13:20. Promises to be some exciting racing.
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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Awesome drive in the wet to take second place after a brilliant start!
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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

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Re: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V10PawE_t2w

The parade laps for his race race start around 5:20:00 (there was an extra parade lap because a downpour started just as they were going round the first).

It is really worth watching the start as he went from 4th to 2nd in the first couple of corners.

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