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Former Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk made clever use of yellow flags to take the win in the sunday’s round of the Delta Lloyd Xclusief Dutch historic championship.
On saturday, Luyendyk had to give best to Graham Wilson, who squeezed his Lotus Elan past the expensive Bizzarini. Kees Kooij/Roman Caresani (Porsche 904/6) did not feature at the front, after Kooij spun on the first lap and lost a lot of time. Georg Stummeyer (Ford GT40) led the first part of the race, only to be given a drive through penalty for an infringement when the Safety Car was deployed. Luyendyk and Wilson profited, while Rob Bergmans moved up into third in his Iso Rivolta. The touring car class was won once again by Frits Campagne, who brought his Ford Falcon home a second ahead of Matthijs Bakker in a similar car. GTS11 was won by Nico Zonneveld, the Porsche 911’s unable to follow the pace of his Morgan +4ss. The small car class was won by Rob Rappange in a Mini Cooper S, ahead of Ron Verzijlbergen in a Fiat Abarth.
On sunday afternoon Wilson again looked ready to pounce, but Luyendyk was now more accustomed to the Bizzarini and managed to stay ahead, clevery overtaking backmarkers at just the right moment. With 50 cars on track and a race duration of just 25 minutes, Caresani and Stummeyer ran out of time to catch up with the leaders. Frits Campagne ruined his chances with an overambitious outbraking manoeuvre into Tarzan, taking fellow Ford Falcon driver Martin Bijleveld with him into the gravel trap. This handed the laurels in the touring car class to Dirk Waaijenberg in a Ford Mustang, ahead of Leo Landman in a Lotus Cortina. Shirley van der Lof gave extra shine to the “50 years of the Porsche 911”-celebrations by winning GTS11, ahead of Joep Westerveld in the Marcos 1800. Verzijlbergen beat all the Mini Coopers in his Fiat Abarth 1000.