As part of its 2017 Historic Tour sponsorship package, Motul South Africa offered a pair of VIP Le Mans Classic tickets, flights and accommodation as a lucky draw prize to any competitors using Motul products in their race cars. With all the names put into a hat (or helmet in this case), Mercedes-Benz 190E driver Michiel Oberholzer was the one who got the call to get his passport in order and invite a friend. The two will soon jet off to catch the prestigious event that runs from 6-8 July.
Le Mans Classic began in 2002 and runs every second year in July on the full 13.65km circuit as used for the modern-day 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The event consists of a series of races for cars which have competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (or for similar cars of the same model) and are broken down into six different eras pre-dating 1979. This means Michiel will see events for vehicles raced between 1923-1939, 1949-1956, 1957-1961, 1962-1965, 1966-1971 and 1972-1979. If that’s not enough stimulation there’s also a host of car shows and auctions on the car club displays and on the Bugatti Circuit grounds. Bon voyage!