The opening round of this year’s FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship has won the ‘guest’ place on the high-profile British Touring Car Championship bill at Brands Hatch on April 7/8. In the face of strong opposition, it is a massive shot in the arm for the world’s top historic racing series, now in its sixth year.
The initiative, engineered by Brands Hatch’s Robin Murphy and BTCC supremo Alan Gow, in conjunction with TGP manager Steve Lydon, provides the charismatic 3-litre F1 cars of 1970-84 with a final opportunity to run on the full Grand Prix circuit before it is redeveloped.
“The drivers love Brands Hatch,” said Lydon, “and the cars look sensational running on the long circuit. With more than 50 series registrations likely, I anticipate a bumper entry.” Gow is equally excited: “It’s something very different for us. We’re certain the crowds will love the spectacle.” MP