The BMa drivers shine in Historic

The BMa drivers shine in Historic

06.07.2021: Two major events, reserved for historic cars, were held recently. Both at the Aléria Historic Rally in Corsica and at the Gravel Romania Historic Rally, Alain Deveza (Porsche 911) played the leading roles. But Francis Heyse (Porsche 911 Carrera), on islan

Two major events, reserved for historic cars, were held recently. Both at the Aléria Historic Rally in Corsica and at the Gravel Romania Historic Rally, Alain Deveza (Porsche 911) played the leading roles. But Francis Heyse (Porsche 911 Carrera), on island roads and Jos Dejongh (Porsche 914/6 GT), in Romania, also signed promising results.



Vintage Porsches and BMA have a long history of solid results. The team led by Bernard Munster proved it again recently in two particularly selective events.



At the Aléria Historic Rally, the competitors could choose between the three legs on the tormented tarmac of the « island of beauty », two days on the island dirt roads or... combine the two types of surfaces after a reconditioning of the cars. Alain Deveza and Francis Heyse did not hesitate: they chose the long version of this event drawn by Yves Loubet.



In the tarmac part, Alain Deveza regularly set times within the top 5 with his Porsche 911. Unfortunately, a puncture costs him 3 minutes and he was unable to claim the podium. Whatever! He distinguished himself on gravel by taking 1st place in his class. And although the final general classification gives him the 2nd place, we can consider him as the moral winner as the 1st car is a turbocharged 4WD from a more recent generation.



For Francis Heyse, the stages on Corsican tarmac represented a major challenge. He had never competed in a rally on asphalt before. Yet he reached the finish without making any mistake while improving steadily. An identical scenario on gravel where the Belgian driver was even more comfortable.




Victory in Romania



More recently, it was at the Gravel Romania Historic Rally that the Porsche BMA stood out.


On the gravel stages in the Bran region (where Dracula's castle is located!), Alain Deveza and Maxime Vilmot did not do things by halves. At the end of the five days and the 353 km against the clock, they won the event with their Porsche 911 SC Proto with more than 12 minutes ahead of their closest pursuers.



Jos Dejongh, co-drived by Andrée Hansen, released the Porsche 914/6 GT with which he will participate in the Beijing-Paris 2022 edition.


The purpose of this life-size test was to verify the reliability of his mount. He was hit. Except a few quick-fix engine misfires, the recently released Porsche 914 from the BMA workshops did not encounter any mechanical problems.
 


BMA  also photos

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06.07.2021 / MaP

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