Herbert Wins Le Mans Legend Race

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Johnny Herbert won the warm up event for this main race, taking the Legend race in his 1955 race-winning Jaguar D-type

Herbert Wins Le Mans Legend Race

Herbert topped a field of 58 pre-1955 cars in a demonstration run for the Briton. Herbert and fellow D-Type racer Willie Green embroiled themselves in a show for the crowds, continually swapping positions in the first three-quarters of the one-hour race.

Herbert then decided to prove the six-second per lap dominance he had shown in qualifying, stretching a lead out of more that 36 seconds ahead of Green by the flag.

Herbert was the only driver to complete a sub-five minute lap, recording a time of 4m 59.431s on his final lap, just fractions off his superb qualifying race.

Benjamin Eastick finished third also in a '55 Jaguar D-type. Eastick was the last car on the lead lap finishing ahead of David Wenman and Julian Bronson's 1953 Jaguar C-type.

The race also included a return to La Sarthe for Sir Stirling Moss, who took over from Nigel Webb in the 1952 Jaguar C-type. Moss still proved he could give it his all, spinning the car at the Dunlop Curve before finishing fifth.

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