Classic Grand Prix cars are to return to South Africa this winter following the confirmation of a two-event ‘Springbok Series’ to be run by the FORCE organisation.
The brace of races are to be held on consecutive weekends at the new Gosforth Park circuit — soon to be renamed WesBank Raceway — and at Kyalami, starting on November 16.
This will bring back the spectacle of 3-litre grand prix racing machinery to a country which staged a domestic F1 series from 1962 to ’75 that made stars of drivers such as John Love and Dave Charlton.
Series organiser David McLaughlin said: “Gosforth Park is built around an existing horse track, so it already has an infrastructure of an extremely high standard. We expect a good grid.”
The series is open to pre-ground effect F1 cars, while entries will also be accepted from F5000 and 1600cc F2 cars from the 1967-’71 period.
Sadly, no F1 cars are expected to appear in the colours made famous in the South African series, as most have been put back to their original world championship liveries.
Donington Park to host British Grand Prix?
Donington Park could host the British GP in 2002, as part of a deal with Brands Hatch Leisure, which has wrested the right from Silverstone to stage the Formula One…
Nigel's Grand Prix reports are available to everyone, but to receive his monthly newsletter and Q&As you'll need to take 20 seconds to register on the top right-hand side of…
Argentina Rally - Results
1. Massimo Biasion (I) / Tiziano Siviero (1) Lancia Delta Integrale, Gp A 6h 51m 27s. 2. Carlos Sainz (E) / Luis Maya (E) Toyota Celica GT4, Gp A 6h…