Ex-fer­rari racer Tom Cole gets me­mo­rial race

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The Ge­orge Abe­cas­sis Tro­phy will be re­placed by a race com­mem­o­rat­ing Tom Cole this sea­son.

The Abe­cas­sis fam­ily has de­cided not to sup­port the event for a fourth edi­tion. John Turner, of or­gan­iser the Fifties Sports Car Rac­ing Club, has there­fore de­cided to ded­i­cate a sim­i­lar race to ex-fer­rari driver Cole, who was killed at Le Mans in 1953.

“Tom Cole’s name ap­peared reg­u­larly in early post-war race re­ports but is now largely for­got­ten, so I have taken this op­por­tu­nity to bring his name to a wider au­di­ence,” said Turner.

There will be some changes to the for­mat of the race, which will take place at Sil­ver­stone on April 23. The 30-minute event will no longer in­clude a com­pul­sory pit stop. It will be open to sports-rac­ing and pro­duc­tion sports and GT cars in­tro­duced be­tween 1946 and 1959, split across six classes.

Cole raced for Fer­rari in 1950s

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.