Mur­phy eyes more his­toric out­ings af­ter step up to F2 cat­e­gory

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

For­mer FF1600 fron­trun­ner John Mur­phy had his first race in a rare 1972 Crossle 22F in the Derek Bell Tro­phy races at Sil­ver­stone last week­end.

The Liver­pool racer, a mul­ti­ple ti­tle win­ner in North West FF1600, spent more than a year restor­ing the ex-ken Fildes F2 car, which was first used in For­mula Li­bre races.

It is thought to have been the first car to lap Ain­tree at more than 100mph.

“I bought it from France about 18 months ago,” said Mur­phy, who is rac­ing it in For­mula At­lantic trim. The car is one of only four 22Fs built.

The Sil­ver­stone races were a suc­cess­ful shake­down, with a third and a fourth in class, and more DBT races and Euro­pean out­ings are planned.

Mur­phy stepped up to F2

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