Chris Bender became the first American national to enter the Motor Sport-supported FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship at Donington Park on September 4-6. After stalling on the grid, the Reno, Nevada-based driver —who was born in Britain, where his father was stationed — drove his ex-Derek Daly Guinness March 811-6 to 10th place.
Fellow series debutant Ben Liebert was ‘gutted’ when the engine in his Fittipaldi F5A-2 refused to fire in the assembly area. Electrical problems also precluded TGP regular Terry Sayles from making his first start in his ex-Geoff Lees Ensign N177. MP