Where to start? Sitges-Terramar, now there’s a track that needs its own story told.
First time I’ve ever seen a car slide sideways down a slope. Then there’s the people. Andy Wallace, he of nonchalantly-doing-300mph-in-a-Chiron is here, and so, too, is legendary chassis guru Loris Bicocchi. Couple of my heroes right there. I have lunch sat between them, eating Chinese brought here by a Smart ForTwo with the numberplate EB110 GT. That’s an odd one. The next day, I drive a Veyron to a monastery to ask permission to shoot on their road. That was peculiar as well.
It is, by any measure, not a normal story. So, to help ground myself, I’m going to tell you a back story. History records that no Bugatti, since a Type 57C driven by Pierre Veyron in 1939, has won Le Mans. But more than that, none has finished Le Mans. We can go further. Because, across a time span of 81 years, only one solitary Bugatti has actually competed at Le Mans. This one. This actual one.