Hockenheim Historic 2024

2024 Lurani Trophy Round 1

3rd – 5th May

Formula Junior Lurani were back at Hockenheim for the season start; Clive Richards (22) set a blistering pace, leaving all in his wake and ultimately smashing Horatio Fitz-Simons fastest lap from last year : Race one, after a restart, saw ex-touring car ace Lee Mowle (20/22) leading the chase from Philipp Buhofer (Lola 5A), but he was pushed all the way by Le Mans winner, Marco Werner (22), despite gearbox problems, with Philipp just holding on to the flag.

Race two saw an epic battle behind Richards, between the two CTL run Lotus’s of Lee Mowle and west-coast ace, Danny Baker (27), who had a race long dice, with Danny taking the honours, though Lee got his revenge with the champagne on the podium!!

The Australians were back, with Marty Bullock (Wren) taking the glory in Class D after a superb first race battle, from Dave Watkins (Elfin), while a late front engined winner was Past Lurani Champion Erik Justesen (ex-Arthur Mallock U2), after a troubled journey and late arrival necessitating a back of the grid slot.

Gilbert lenoir (Elva200) and Petter Huse (Focus IV) won the remaining Classes C and E2 respectively.

Post-race prize giving was special, as we were joined by multi race winner in both period 500cc F3 and Formula Junior, participant in his Brabham F2 in Jim Clark’s fatal last race in 1968, and later Porsche 917 legend, Kurt Ahrens Jnr, who kindly presented the Trophies with much enthusiasm, watched on by Duncan, and Marco Werner, with drivers, teams and supporters.

Next stop, Enna in Sicily in two weeks’ time

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