Mitchell thrilled to drive March F2

Autosport (UK) - - CLUB AUTOSPORT - PAUL LAWRENCE

Ben Mitchell says he is thrilled at the chance to race the ex-stephen South March 782 in His­toric F2 at Di­jon this week­end.

The Chel­tenham racer has a strong rep­u­ta­tion in his­toric com­pe­ti­tion and will pi­lot the car for the Retro Track and

Air team on its re­turn to rac­ing af­ter an ab­sence of more than 30 years.

Mitchell, 25, first had con­tact with Matthew Watts and the Retro team do­ing work ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore he left school. Now he will race the newly re­stored March.

“I’ve never raced a two-litre F2 car be­fore,” said Mitchell. “Hope­fully I can give it a good show­ing, but the first pri­or­ity is to look af­ter the car.”

Mitchell is se­cond in the His­toric Sports Car Club’s His­toric Formula Ford 1600 Cham­pi­onship in a Mer­lyn Mk20, but leads Cameron Jack­son’s Lola T200 on dropped scores by 14. The se­ries has two races left.

Ex-south March will race at Di­jon

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