SUPER TOURERS TO FLOOD BRANDS
Rare British touring cars to return for HSCC’S Legends meeting
Four cars from New Zealand will boost the Super Touring Trophy grid to 25 cars this weekend as part of a 475-car entry for the HSCC’S Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix meeting.
The New Zealand cars have been shipped to the UK to race on the Brands Grand Prix circuit and at the Silverstone Classic, which will take place on July 29-31. They include the ex-paul Radisich 1994 World Cup-winning Ford Mondeo and the BMW 318 first raced by Tim Harvey in 1992.
Scott O’donnell will race the Mondeo while Warren Good is bringing his ex- Harvey/matt Neal BMW.
Lindsay O’donnell will race the ex-tony Longhurst BMW 318 at Brands before handing it over to Longhurst, the 1998 Bathurst 1000 winner, for the Silverstone races. Roger Townshend will race his BMW M3 at Brands, before Gianfranco Brancatelli takes over for Silverstone.
Other newcomers to the Super Touring field this weekend will be GT racer Michael Lyons (Volvo S40) and Barwell Motorsport boss and EX-BTCC man Mark Lemmer in a Honda Accord.
Other features of the Brands festival will be more than 100 Formula Juniors across three races as part of the formula’s Diamond Jubilee World Tour.
The Race of Champions title has been revived for the Derek Bell Trophy to honour the Formula 5000 story in the nonchampionship F1 race which was run 14 times across 17 seasons at Brands Hatch. In total, a dozen Formula 5000s will be in action in a 25-car field that also includes Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic cars.
The tin-top field will feature interlopers