Around and about, May 1988

Maserati returns to British racing

Two Maseratis are to be entered in this year’s British Touring Car Championship and selected international events.

Sponsored by Campari, in a deal which is guaranteed for three years, the Biturbo Coupés have been prepared for the next round at Thruxton on May 2. RE Racing, now called Trident Motor Sport and run by ex-Lola engineer Tony Gale, will race the cars, and says that it will develop them ready for a serious challenge in 1989.

The cars are backed by the factory in Modena and Italian mechanics will be on hand at each race. The Maserati name can only bring refreshment to the British series but it has to be hoped it does not turn out to be the disappointment it was in last year’s World Touring Car Championship.

The things they say

Details of the HSCC’s new Historical Formula One Championship, published in its March Newsletter, contained the following little gem:
“Registrations to date include cars driven by Prost, Alboreto, Scheckter, Rosberg, Patrese and others. Fortunately, or unfortunately, these pilots will be occupied elsewhere so their cars will be driven by more familiar names.”
Such as?