It’s the last Monday in the month and it’s a Bank Holiday. A perfect recipe for an especially interesting turn-out for Porsche Night at the Ace Cafe. Time to fire-up the Yellow Peril and navigate the delights of the North Circular en-route to this world famous automotive venue.
I knew it was my lucky day when I received a call from the Porsche Club GB office to offer me a last minute place for the “Evening with Jacky Ickx” event they had organised at Porsche Centre East London.
Upon arrival – I was chatting with Ed Pike (co-organiser with other half Nick of of PCGB London Region) and another club member over a glass of wine when a dapper gentleman wandered over and introduced himself to us with – “Hello – I’m Jacky”, before shaking each of us by the hand.
It was none other than Belgian motor racing legend – Jacky Ickx!
Despite somewhat chilly April weather – the opening round of the 2015 WEC at Silverstone was an event not to be missed.
The field of cars seemed smaller than last year but it offered (and delivered) the opportunity to see some great racing.
Audi were the ultimate victors this year with their No. 7 R18 E-tron Quattro driven by Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler but Porsche came a very close 2nd with their No. 18 919 Hybrid driven by Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas. Toyota completed the LPM1 podium with their No. 1 car driven by Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima.