BRANDS TO HOST A JU­NIOR FES­TI­VAL

Cat­e­gory to cel­e­brate at the Su­per­prix

Motor Sport News - - Historics - By Paul Lawrence

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.”

Ju­niors will flood the Kent cir­cuit

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