The Zandvoort Grand Prix 2015 was held 28-30 August at the seaside Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands. This year’s Zandvoort GP featured the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship, a series for Le Mans-style sports cars and Group 4 period cars from 1962 up to 1974. FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars make for a superb sight, with the big-bangers battling with the smaller-engined sports prototypes and GT cars.
Similar to the Pre-1966 GT race, Dutch historic racer David Hart was also a focal point in the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship race. He was running second to Jon Minshaw’s similar Lola-Chevrolet T70 Mk3B when he challenged for the lead at quarter distance. Contact ensued, leaving Hart’s Lola with damage and missing its right-hand door. While the Dutchman was forced to retire, Minshaw continued and handed his car to Phil Keen for a dominant win.
Not having set a time in practice, Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield put in a storming drive through the entire field to take second place in their Lola T70 Mk3B while Michael Gans and Andy Wolfe rounded out the top-three in their Lola T290. Mark Bates’ Porsche 911 Carrera RSR and the Cooper Monaco King Cobra of Keith Ahlers and Billy Bellinger took class honours. The race was red-flagged right at the end after Michael Lyons had to abandon his Abarth Osella PA1 on the track, beached after having lost a rear wheel.
Similar to 2014, Sports Car Digest documented the Zandvoort Grand Prix 2015, with photographer Jurrie Vanhalle offering the following excellent pictures from the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship. We split up Jurrie’s photos into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Jurrie, visit vjimages.500px.com.
Zandvoort Grand Prix 2015 – Masters Sports Car Featured Photo Gallery
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