Espíritu de Montjuïc
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Like many circuits which no longer host races, evoking the name Montjuich conjures up the past, half-a-century ago in fact when the Spanish F1 Grand Prix was held there on a regular basis. Among the winners were Jackie Stewart (1969 and 1971), Emerson Fittipaldi (1973) and Jochen Mass (1975). Other categories competed there too, and in April 1967 the late great Jim Clark in a Lotus 48 emerged victorious in one of the first Formula 2 events. Cars that raced in what was the F2 feeder championship between 1967 and 1978 will be back again at Montjuich this weekend thanks to Euro F2 Classic – a fitting commemoration!
Endurance events also took place there with the Barcelona 6 Hours, 12 Hours and 1000-km events. In passing, it’s amusing to recall that Peter Auto revived the last name in 2008 and 2009 for the Le Mans Series rounds held on the Barcelona-Catalunya track. The transition has been made and although the Montjuich circuit is no longer used its spirit is still alive in the heights of Montmélo. So what was needed was an event to link these two places that are some 30 kilometres apart. This has been achieved since 2011 thanks to the Escuderia Targa Iberica, the creator of the “Espiritu Montjuïc” which Peter Auto is proud to join since 2018.