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Gréoux-les-Bains 7th - 14th of June

Day 2 ... Tuesday - Les Gorges du Verdon
Again in perfect sunshine the Bugatti left Gréoux-les-Bains to the east passing the nearby Lac d´Esparron to follow the Verdon towards the Lac de Sainte-Croix and the Gorge du Verdon. After the coffee break along the road the journey led upwards to the Corniche Sublime with the lunch stop. Situated on top of the gorge the restaurant and the road to and from the stop gave spectacular sights over the gorge and the surrounding area. Unfortunately during the lunch one could see the bad weather coming towards the gorge and although impressive to see the thunder and lightning coming from the dark clouds did not promise any good for the afternoon. After lunch all the participants were eager to leave to run away from the expected showers but as the weather was faster the afternoon became very wet. What started with torrential rain showers soon became a hailstorm where the cars had to hide under trees and small bridges to avoid damage. Although the rain weakened later on the rain clothes were needed the entire afternoon, especially as the grand prix cars lacking cycle wings led the drivers in a constant spray. But as one could see passing them by it did not really spoil the mood and latest in the evening at the restaurant with a good glass of local wine the rain was just another episode to be told at home.

Report & images … Peter Singhof

Chassis numbers compiled with the help of the Bugatti Register