Matra M620 BRM, Le Mans 1966

Posted: November 15, 2015 in Compound curvature, Fotos, Sports Racers
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(Dave Friedman)

Matra’s first Le Mans was with the 2 litre BRM V8 engined M620 in 1966…

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It was the start of the company’s inexorable rise to the top of endurance racing, the French aerospace manufacturer won Le Mans from 1972 to 1974 with superb machines powered by the company’s own 3 litre V12.

The factory entered 2 cars in 1966, car #41 was driven by Jean Pierre Beltoise and Johnny Servoz-Gavin, it retired with gearbox failure after completing 112 laps.

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Beltoise/Servoz-Gavin Matra M620 BRM, Le Mans 1966. (Dave Friedman)

Click here for an interesting article about the firms MS120 Grand Prix car;

https://primotipo.com/2014/07/06/venetia-day-and-the-1970-matra-ms120/

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Beltoise/Servoz-Gavin Matra M620 BRM, Le Mans 1966. (Dave Friedman)

Photo Credit…Dave Friedman

 

 

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