Sportscar leg­end Pescarolo to con­test the Le Mans Clas­sic

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Sportscar leg­end Henri Pescarolo will team up with the son of the late Jean-pierre Bel­toise in next month’s Le Mans Clas­sic aboard an Inal­tera GTP car they raced to­gether in the 1976 24 Hours.

The 73-year-old will share the Cos­worth­pow­ered Inal­tera LM with ex-for­mula 3 driver Julien Bel­toise in the Le Mans Clas­sic on July 9/10 in homage to one-time grand prix win­ner Jean-pierre, who died last year. They will con­test the ‘Plateau 6’ event for mid-1970s sportscars. Four-time Le Mans 24 Hours win­ner Pescarolo ex­plained that the event would act as a re­union for many of the fig­ures in­volved in the Inal­tera team, which sub­se­quently took the name of founder Jean Ron­deau and won Le Mans in 1980. “We will have many of the old me­chan­ics there and Charles James [the boss of the Inal­tera wall­pa­per com­pany that backed the team] is com­ing too,” he ex­plained. The Inal­tera, chas­sis #003, was raced by Pescarolo and Jean-claude An­druet in the Clas­sic meet­ing in 2006, but has since un­der­gone a ma­jor restora­tion.

Pescarolo will drive Inal­tera GTP

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