The Classic 2CV Racing Club brought the curtain down on its 2022 season in style at Snetterton this past weekend (August 26-28) as it produced another memorable Citroen 2CV 24 Hour Race.
Billed as one of the most coveted events on the national motorsport calendar, this years edition had it all and after a day-long contest, which had its fair share of thrills and spills, Team Toyshed emerged victorious by the smallest of margins.
In what was one of the most incredible finishes that the series’ centrepiece contest has ever seen, just one second separated the aforementioned winners and Slarky Malarky who finished as runners-up.
Completing a staggering 741 laps around the 200 layout of the Norfolk circuit, the trio of Andy Slade, Chris Slade and Michael Dryden did just enough to get the better of their Mini Grande counterparts.
That astonishing victory ensured that they made back-to-back wins in the great race, having also triumphed in 2021.
Team Misfits – who were also in a Mini Grande – rounded out the podium positions and ended up as the only other team to finish the race on the lead lap, albeit nearly 50 seconds adrift of the top two,
That wasn’t to be the only major celebration to take place during the weekend either as David O’Keeffe looks to have been crowned 2CV champion after producing a fine drive to cap off what has been a sensational campaign.
Teaming up with multiple and outgoing champion Pete Sparrow and Gary Adnitt to run under the 2CV Team Lion 1 banner, O’Keeffe helped guide the squad to fourth overall and the first 2CV entrant across the line – eight laps clear of their closest rivals, Car Caryl.
Drama wasn’t far away though as Nick Crispin, who had looked poised to convert his points lead into championship victory, saw his aspirations slip away. Having seemingly done enough to clinch the crown, the DD Racing team that Crispin was driving for were sensationally excluded post-race after being deemed to drive in a manner incompatible with general safety by stewards.
Elsewhere, the Snetterton Saloons also starred with an unmissable triple-header taking place on Saturday. Russell Dack – who is well known for competing in the Kumho BMW Championship – triumphed either side of Bryan Bransom’s victory.
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