Back to Back victories by the LMP2 Penske Porsches over the mighty LMP1 R10
Audis have excited some commentary about the shift in the centre of gravity of the
ALMS........but Porsche was weaned for decades on beating cars in the classes
above them........to use a thoroughly discredited cliche.........it's in their DNA.........I
mean, Excellence WAS Expected.
Clearing out the office this week I was chucking away duplicate backup cdroms
and came across a tatty disk entitled SRWC Spa 2000..........which, as I remember,
was run a monsoon and won by a young tyro called Filippo Francioni who drove
the wheels off his SR2 Lucchini, beating a number of high standard SR1 entries,
JMB and BMS 333 Ferraris, DAMS Cadillacs, DPR Panoz, Kremer Lola, etc., etc.
The whole Mangoletsi sportscar era is now ignored except by a few who served in
that particular barmy army.........like another forgotten expeditionary force our motto
was "tomorrow is a lovely day".........here are a few glimpses in to times past.