Classic Grand Touring are very pleased to have an association with Derek Bell’s return to Le Mans. Bell tested the car at Dunsfold airfield and immediately impresssed, commenting that the engine felt very strong, he also made some set up changes.

We are hugely excited and proud to be involved with this project. It is 20 years since Derek Bell has raced a 962 at Le Mans when he shared the car with his son Justin and Tiff Needell. It was a chance meeting between the owner of the car (chassis CK6-88) Martin Overington and Derek that the idea came to fruition.

The ‘Kenwood’ car last raced at the 24 hours in 1988 when it finished 9th driven by Takahashi, Okada & Giacomelli. Five time Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE commented that he was very happy to be driving a 962 again and was going out to enjoy the car rather than an outright win.
Owner, Martin Overington added that he was hugely excited to have Derek in the car, as a huge fan of Le Mans, it does not get much better than that.

Martin also took his Blower Bentley along to Dunsfold, here is Derek Bell with the guys from mission Motorsport.

The MD at Classic Grand Touring, Thomas Brimblecombe said “It’s huge thrill to have the association with such and fantastic car and an absolutely legendary driver. For me the support race at the 24 hours, whether it be the Motor Racing Legends or the Group C is a real treat before the main event, with Derek Bell driving it will be magical”

The Le Mans 24 hours will be back on the Classic Grand Touring programme for 2013. Do get in touch to register you interest.

Email thomas@classicgt.co.uk or call 01483 281 282