'Small fry' sports race heads refreshed Revival programme



Smaller-engined sports-racing cars of the 1950s will be one of the key new features for the Revival Meeting in early September. Elsewhere in the programme the saloon car event will revert to 1960s machinery and the Formula Junior race will be for the earliest examples of the front-engined racers.

For the first time up-to-2.5-litre sports-racing cars will have an event to themselves for the Madgwick Cup, with Lotus, Cooper, Lola, Elva and Kieft representing the specialist British constructors of the period. Porsche and Maserati will offer them international opposition.

The Lennox Cup motorcycle race will be renamed the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, while the Freddie March Memorial Trophy will revert to its normal 12-lap format after the one-off evening enduro of 2002.

The Fordwater Trophy will have a new look as it concentrates on special-bodied sports and GT cars designed for circuits like Le Mans and Monza. Among these will be slippery-bodied French cars from Alpine and Panhard.