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JD Classics triumph at Le Mans

JD Classics maintained its consistent 2012 performance by producing some successful drives at the bi-annual Le Mans Classic where it entered four race cars over the weekend.

The quartet included the ex-Stirling Moss Costin Lister Jaguar (Derek Hood/Alex Buncombe), ex-Fangio C-Type (Alex Buncombe), ex-Roy Salvadori XK 120 (Derek Hood) and an ex-works Austin Healey 100S (John Young).

Following on from his triumphant Jaguar Heritage Racing win at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, Buncombe’s success in the ex-Fangio C-Type was repeated once again at Le Mans on behalf of Jaguar Heritage Racing, as he drove home to cross the line first in races 1 & 2, and third in race 3.

The Englishman also celebrated the fastest lap time of plateau 2 when on the seventh lap of race 3 he crossed the line with a time of 5:10:052.

Buncombe’s success for JD Classics was also bolstered by a strong showing from John Young in the Austin Healey 100 S, who passed the chequered flag with a best placing of third over the three races. Young’s Austin Healey, which is one of only 55 cars built, finished in a time of 43:43:888.

In the ex-Stirling Moss Costin Lister Jaguar, JD Classics Managing Director Derek Hood and Alex Buncombe secured two first place finishes, and in the ex-Roy Salvadori XK 120 Hood finished in 12th position overall.

The team is now looking ahead to the Silverstone Classic on July 20-22.

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