MUSCLEPOWER RETURNS TO EUROPE
FORMULA 5000 RETURNS NEXT YEAR
with two or three exclusive events for the brawny 500bhp single-waters.
Pre-72 carburetted V8 cars will be eligible to race against Fl and F2 machinery in the Classic GP meetings, and against later fuel-injected machines like the 3.4-litre Cosworth GA V6 in the F5000-only races. The Force’s David McLaughlin hopes that the Transatlantic Challenge events may attract competitors from the USA where the monsters
compete in the Monoposto Racing group’s Formula 70s series. “Overcapacity, over-tyred and over here’ is the philosophy,” says McLaughlin.
“The level of interest has surprised us,” he continues. “There are more cars out there than we realised 20 up and running in Europe, as opposed to a list of 20 names which may never appear. With more competitors buying cars, the gap needs to be plugged now.” Formula 5000 feature, page 52