The Maxi 1300 Series reconnects with this blessed time when small-cylindered racing cars could take center stage.
It’s in this register of popular small sports that the starting grid in question has forged its success for more than two decades. All cars under 1,300 cm3 from the 60s and 70s can now find the material to take on the leading roles, led by the still so gallant Mini Cooper S, Alpine A110, Austin 1275 GT, Simca Rallye 2, Mini Marcos, Simca CG, Matra Djet and other mini hot-blooded racing cars. As in previous historic Grand Prixs, their confrontation promises to be colourful on this circuit of Pau city where the cramped and tormented layout seems to have been designed for them !
As last year, the starting grid will further gain in diversity by also opening up to former Group 1 sedans from the Iberian Peninsula.