SU­PER TOURERS TO FLOOD BRANDS

Rare Bri­tish tour­ing cars to re­turn for HSCC’S Le­gends meet­ing

Motor Sport News - - Historics - By Paul Lawrence

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

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