a touch of ground effect
In a further development of its range of activities, Masters Historic Racing today announce fresh races and new opportunities for owners of Post-1978 Formula 1 cars – that is for the ‘ground effect’ and ‘flat-bottom’ eras of Formula One up to 1985 - with the opening of entries today for two races each, to be held at both May 2009 Donington and Brands Hatch Festivals.
Masters Historic Racing, Europe’s leading organiser and promoter of historic motor racing, already runs the hugely successful Grand Prix Masters class for pre-1978 Formula 1 cars – which saw 51 different types of Grand Prix cars racing last season - but today’s announcement adds an extra dimension to Masters’ portfolio.
“Several of the owners of these cars already compete with us in GPM or in our other series. Also, we are aware of others who are keen to race their Post 78 cars, but without the time and expense of overseas trips,” said Series Director Christopher Tate.
“By holding these new races at our two key May UK events, we are offering new races not only for those owners and drivers who may not yet be geared up for a full series of races across Europe, but also for those who just want a worthwhile run-out between their race dates for the well-established FIA championship which looks after this era of Formula One history. We think that by offering two UK events in the early part of the 2009 historic season, at Donington and Brands Hatch, two great drivers’ circuits, that the Masters Post 78 races should be well supported.”
The Masters Donington races will take place on May 9/10, with the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit playing host to these special cars two weeks later on May 24/25. Masters Historic Racing has also announced today a July 10-12 meeting at Magny-Cours, where the Post 78 Grand Prix cars are again having their own dedicated races. One of the entrants for these races is Masters regular, Mike Wrigley, whose 1982 Arrows A4 was displayed as part of Masters’ announcement, on the MSVR stand at Race Retro, promoting the Brands Hatch Masters Festival.