BRANDS TO HOST A JUNIOR FESTIVAL
Category to celebrate at the Superprix
Star drivers from the history of Formula Junior will join a celebration of the singleseater category at the Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix on July 1-3.
Period drivers attending include Kurt Ahrens, Sir John Whitmore, David Piper, Peter Proctor, Hugh Dibley, Roger Nathan, Bill Bradley and Mike Anthony. Meanwhile, former grand prix driver Howden Ganley will be reunited with the futuristic Gemini MKIVA he raced at Brands Hatch in 1963. The car is now owned and raced by Jan Gockmann from Germany.
The event is part of the threeyear Formula Junior Diamond Jubilee World Tour, which concludes in 2018. The Brands Hatch GP circuit weekend will include three races for a record entry of more than 100 Formula Juniors covering front-engined cars, rear-engined drum-braked cars and rear-engined disc-braked cars.
Pauline Hailwood, widow of Mike, will present the Mike Hailwood Trophy to the winner of sector two of the World Tour. The trophy is one that Mike won in a Formula Junior race at Mallory Park in 1963 in his Brabham BT6. The Brands Hatch races are the third and final element of sector two after races at Pau (May) and Monza last weekend (June 18/19).
“We’ve never had this many cars running at one event,” said class expert Duncan Rabagliati. “We had over 90 cars at Brands Hatch in 2008 for our Golden Jubilee. I’m pleased that famous names from Juniors will join us to make it a special event.”