The Zandvoort Grand Prix 2015 was held 28-30 August at the seaside Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands. This year’s Zandvoort GP featured the Gentlemen Drivers Pre-1966 GT race, a Masters Historic Racing series that offered a wonderful spectacle as pace and team strategy unfolded towards the chequered flag.
The Gentlemen Drivers Pre-66 GT race at the Zandvoort Grand Prix 2015 included lots of local interest, as Dutch historic racers David Hart and Hans Hugenholtz added international stars Giedo van der Garde and Tom Coronel to their two-car AC Cobra line-up. It was Simon Hadfield, however, who snatched pole from Van der Garde in a last-gasp attempt, and the Cobra Daytona Coupe he shared with Leo Voyazides duly took the lead in the 90-minute enduro.
In the end they scored a comfortable win after the Hart and Van der Garde threat evaporated. This was due to a 15-second stop-and-go penalty for the Dutch pair as the driver change was one lap short of the pit window opening but Hadfields lead already looked secure when Van der Garde had to serve his penalty. The forced stop allowed the Jaguar E-Type of Julian Thomas and Nigel Greensall to take second, while Van der Garde charged back from sixth to claim the final podium position for the two Dutchmen.
Similar to 2014, Sports Car Digest documented the Zandvoort Grand Prix 2015, with photographer Jurrie Vanhalle offering the following excellent pictures from the always-competitive Gentlemen Drivers race for GT cars built before 1966. We split up Jurrie’s photos into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Jurrie, visit vjimages.500px.com.
Zandvoort Grand Prix 2015 – Pre-1966 GT Featured Photo Gallery
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