Formula 5000 cars will be a highlight of the second Thruxton Easter Revival Meeting (April 19/20).
The 5-litre single-seaters from the late 1960s and early 1970s will feature in a double-header for the HSCC’s Derek Bell Trophy, along with Formula 2 cars competing for the Jochen Rindt Trophy.
“I’ve been pushing to take the cars there,” said leading F5000 racer Michael Lyons. “I really enjoyed Thruxton in Formula Renault and love the idea of driving something with 500bhp.”
It is almost 40 years since the last dedicated F5000 race at Thruxton.