Two months after the season’s first race, held at Monza, the French Circuit du Val De Vienne was the stage for the second round in the European series of the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge on June 6th, 2009. The Championship’s second race for Ferrari and Maserati historical cars was part of the “Sport et Collection – 500 Ferrari contre le cancer” event, founded in 1995, to collect money for cancer research.
The Saturday and Sunday races were nearly identical in order, as both Group A (Drum Brakes) races were won by Stefan Schollwoeck behind the wheel of a 1932 Maserati 4CM, while Group B (Disk Brakes) races both went to the 1980 Ferrari 512 BB LM of Mister John B.
In addition to two days of racing, Ferrari’s F1 Corse Clienti department brought historical single-seaters onto the track: the car used by Felipe Massa in the 2006 Championship and the Ferrari 333 SP, the impressive race car that marked Ferrari’s comeback to the “Sport Prototype” races in 1993.
After the races at Le Vigeant, Massimo Sordi is now the overall leader with 60 points followed by Nicolas Zapata with 54 and Mister John B with 52 points. The next European Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge race will be held on September 6th, 2009 at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic.
Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge Round Two Results and Picture Gallery
Group A – Drum Brakes
1. Stefan Schollwöck, 1932 Maserati 4CM
2. Gigi Baulino, 1954 Maserati 250 F
3. Nicolas Zapata, 1956 Ferrari 625 TR
Group B – Disk Brakes
1. John B, 1980 Ferrari 512 BB LM
2. Darius Ahrabian, 1992 Ferrari F40 LM
3. Christian Chavy, 1992 Ferrari F40 LM
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