His­toric ace targets Monaco His­toric Grand Prix

Motor Sport News - - Historics - By Paul Lawrence

An ex-tom Pryce Shadow DN3 will re­turn to rac­ing this sea­son in the hands of the ex­pe­ri­enced Phil Keen.

Chas­sis DN3/5 was used by Pryce in the sec­ond half of the 1974 sea­son and has been ac­quired by Jon Min­shaw. It has not raced since 1980 and Min­shaw has en­trusted it to his GT rac­ing co-driver Keen, with the Monaco His­toric GP as a prime tar­get. It is ex­pected to have a shake­down race at Zolder next month in the open­ing round of the Masters FIA His­toric For­mula One Cham­pi­onship.

Pryce scored his first World Cham­pi­onship points in the car in the 1974 Ger­man Grand Prix and it was used early in 1975. Later it passed through var­i­ous own­ers, but is only thought to have raced once in 1980.

Pryce made his F1 de­but with the To­ken ear­lier in 1974 and re­ally made his name with the Shadow team. He was des­tined for even greater things in F1 when he was killed in a freak ac­ci­dent at Kyalami in March 1977.

“It’s an in­cred­i­ble car and has been un­touched since 1975. It’s been in a pri­vate col­lec­tion,” said Min­shaw. “It is still very orig­i­nal and it was at the Good­wood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing last year, but didn’t run. It’s what I first re­mem­bered as an F1 car.”

Min­shaw is ea­ger to see Keen race in His­toric F1 and Keen is likely to be very quick around the streets of Monaco. Along­side their Bri­tish GT cam­paign, Min­shaw and Keen will race a Jaguar E-type and Lola T70 MK3B with Masters.

Pryce: 1970s star

Photos: LAT, Paul Lawrence and Gary Hawkins

Jean-pierre Jarier raced sis­ter DN3

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