A preview to the 2021 Dijon GP d’Age d’Or with a return of Group C racing

Peter Auto had to cancel several events the last 18 months due to the pandemic. The first eventi n 2021 organized by Peter Auto is the GP d’Age d’Or at the Circuit Dijon-Prenois. And the return of the Group C racing promises a return to the heydays of the Dijon-Prenois race-track. 

Paul and Andrew Higgings - Porsche 962C - Group C
Paul and Andrew Higgings – Porsche 962C – Group C – Spa Classic 2018

The first Group C race at the Dijon-Prenois race-track was in 1972. The premiere race was marked by a battle between Matra and Ferrari. Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larousse took the checkered flag, with Jacky Ickx and Brian Redman finishing 2nd. In 1980,  Group C passed on the Dijon-Prenois race-track but returned in 1989 for a few years, until it stopped existence.

Peter Vögele – Porsche 908 – Dijon GP Age d’Or 2015

I can’t imagine a historic motorsports fan that is not enthusiastic to see these legendary cars back on the track in Burgundy. But of course, that’s not all. Over the weekend over 200 classic race cars will face the challenge of the rather short Dijon-Prenois circuit. The drivers will have to conquer the blind corner of La Bretelle, an uphill Parabolique hairpin and the very quick and long Pouas curve. 

Dijon GP Age d’Or 2015

8 series will be active

These are the series that will come into action from tomorrow. All series are known from previous Peter Auto events. Porsche 911 fans will have lots of fun with the 2.0L cup, a series with only 1965 2.0l Porsche 911s in it. Both the series of Classic Endurance Racing have their races. Passionate about cars from the fifties and sixties? Then the Fifties’ Legends, Sixties Endurance, and The greatest Trophy will surely interest you. We mentioned Group C racing earlier, and the final series is the Heritage Touring Cup.

Dijon GP Age d’Or 2015

Whatever kind of historic race cars you are into, you will find some that please you. And during the series that you don’t like that much, you can stroll around in the paddocks and the village where shops sell all kinds of paraphernalia.

Event open to the public with a limit of 1 000 spectators per day. Access to the general enclosure and stands only. Ticket office on site: 15 euros per day.

Picture gallery of the 2019 Dijon GP Age d’Or

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Pictures courtesy Vintage Race Photography
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