Morgan at Le Mans
The best-known racing Morgan is set to return to the circuits in 2002 after a complete restoration.
The Plus 4,10K 258, that won the Le Mans 2-litre GT class in 1962 is now scheduled to return to France this September for the Le Mans Classique.
Driven at Le Mans by Chris Lawrence and Richard ShepherdBarron, it also won the GP de Spa three-hour GT race in 1963, and enjoyed a 16 -year career.
After many years in storage, the car is now being restored by Rick Boume at Brands Hatch Morgans.
It’s hoped that Lawrence will drive the car in September to mark the 40th anniversary of its most famous victory.
Spanish switch for TGP
The FIA thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship will make its Jarama debut in April as part of the centenary celebrations for the Spanish motorsport governing body.
The 2002 TGP calendar will kick off at Jarama over the weekend of April 1314 as part of a two-year deal linked to the celebrations of the Real Automovil Club de Espana (RACE).
Jarama hosted the Spanish GP for most of the 1970s (below, 1979), so it will be a homecoming for many of the cars in the TGP series.
In recent seasons, TGP has raced at Barcelona, but that fixture has been dropped in favour of the Madrid track.
The International Supersports Cup is also believed to be in negotiation with RACE about the meeting.