Sportscar legend Pescarolo to contest the Le Mans Classic
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.