Wolfgang Mathai was at the Le Mans Classic with his T290 and he tells us something of his experience:
"At LeMans Classic 2006 I have had with my Lola T290 HU2 the 5th position in practice. I did both practice, but we had in the night-practice so many red-flag-situations, that I did not feel secure for the night-race and I left my drive to my son Oliver.The first race started at nighttime. Oliver Mathai drove his Porsche 906 in plateau 5 and than my Lola in plateau 6.
He had a great race with my Lola, ended second 50 second behind the leader a Porsche 935 from 1979 (#24) (nearly 700 hp!). 30 second in front of the Gulf Mirage 1972 (#6) of Chis MacAllister, 68 second in front of the INALTERA 1976 (#45) from Henri Pescarolo and 77 second in front of the Lola T292 (#32) of Patrick Guillot. Mr. Pescarolo told me that he was very impressed of Oliver 's driving , as Oliver passed him on the brake the BMW-engine send a fireflame on his windscreen!"
Below are a marvellous selection of pictures courtesy of Alain Hache featuring the Lolas that were competing at Le Mans.