Atlantic March next ride for Ashley

Former Grand Prix driver Ian Ashley will race a formula Atlantic March 79B in historic events in 2011 as he renews a partnership with Mike Smith, who was instrumental in Ashley’s career during the 1970s.

Smith acquired the car from a US museum and has entrusted it to Colin Bennett to be race-readied. “I was at prep school with Ian,” explained Smith, who will race the car in selected events and entrust it to Ashley for other races.

Since his switch to historic racing, Ashley has driven a Lola T200 in Historic FF1600 and the LDS Formula 1 car with the HGPCA.