Stewart March for Monaco

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Over 250 of the world’s most celebrated racing cars will take on the Monte Carlo street circuit during the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix Historique on May 11-13.

The cream of historic racers packs out the entry for the eight races: seven for single-seaters and one for pre-52 sports cars. Priority of entry goes to cars with a Monaco history and one of the most signiicant of all will be the ex-Stirling Moss Lotus 18. For the first time since Moss famously won at Monaco in 1961, the car will return to the Principality.

Three grids of rear-engined Formula 1 cars, split at 1966, ’73 and ’78, will put up to 50 Cosworth DFV-powered cars onto the circuit. In action will be the ex-Jackie Stewart March 701 (pictured), racing for the irst time in 40 years in the hands of Andrew Smith, and prolific racer Roger Wills in his latest acquisition, a six-wheeled Tyrrell P34.

Monaco resident Frank Sytner will return to racing on the streets of his home town, a year after surviving a major heart attack while racing at Donington. Sytner will campaign his Grand Prix Lotus 24, and a 1978 March 783 in the Formula 3 race.

Other star names include Dieter Quester in a BMW 328 sports car and former F3 ace Eje Elgh, who will be back in a Chevron B38, while Richard Eyre will race the Ralt RT3 driven by Ayrton Senna on his F3 debut.