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|Prints issue||LIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY|
|Shooting date||September 28th, 1968|
This A220 driven by Mauro Bianchi and Patrick Depailler was engaged by the Savin-Calberson team, not the Société des Automobiles Alpine. Unfortunately she had to give up at the 257th lap.
The 24h of Le Mans 1968 had been postponed to September because of the events of May, but it was a chance for Alpine who would never have been ready in time for June ...
Although lighter, these prototypes have difficulty exceeding 300 km/h and can not compete with the pace of the Porsche. However, the No. 27 will manage to occupy the 6th place, fighting with the Matra of Pescarolo and Servoz-Gavin.
But it will suffer many mechanical and electrical damages, until Mauro Bianchi returns in 9th position, shortly before noon on Sunday. Disconcerted by the starter problems, Mauro forgets to pump before starting the braking of the Tertre Rouge, and makes a sudden lurch before violently striking the fascines, catching fire and exploding. The Belgian driver will be burned to the face and hands, his so-called fireproof gloves having melted ... Meanwhile, his brother Lucien was at the head of the race and had seen the debris of the Alpine.
He was quickly reassured by John Wyer who made him pass a sign "Mauro OK".