1985 Ecosse C285 Cosworth Group C | at Spa 2019

This car, of course, actually raced in the smaller displacement, smaller size Group C2 division.

From Belgian-Motorsport on YouTube.

Engine: Cosworth DFL 90° V8 / 3298 cc / 201.3 cu in

Power: 490 bhp / 366 kW @ 9500 rpm

Weight: 780 kg / 1,720 lbs

Event: Spa Classic

Race Series: Group c racing

Track: Spa-Francorchamps

Date: 17-18 may 2019

[quote: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com]

Established by Scottish businessman David Murray in 1951, Ecurie Ecosse was one of the leading privateer racing teams during the 1950s. Victories at Le Mans in 1956 and 1957 were the team’s biggest achievements. The original team ceased operation in 1971. A decade later the rights to the name were acquired by racer Hugh McCaig with an eye on taking the Scottish team back to Le Mans.

The new C285 debuted at the 1985 season opening Monza 1000 km, where it immediately impressed. Mike Wilds and Ray Mallock finished second in class in the race that was curtailed after a tree had fallen on the track. The Ecosse then managed to win the C2 class at Silverstone and scored two more class wins later in the year. At Le Mans, luck was not on Ecurie Ecosse’s side as an oil-pump failure prompted a retirement. In the World Championship, the team was beaten only by Spice Engineering. [/quote]

Filmed with Canon Legria HF G40 + DM-100 microphone

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