EX-GT man El­lis gets Ford Fal­con for Clas­sic event

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For­mer Bri­tish GT cham­pion Bradley El­lis will race a Ford Fal­con at this week­end’s Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic.

El­lis, who has driven Mini and To­jeiroBris­tol cars, will race El­liott Nor­ris’s V8 Fal­con in the Big En­gine Tour­ing Cars en­counter for pre-1966 tin-tops.

The 29-year-old 2007 Bri­tish GT cham­pion, who has al­ready tested the Fal­con, said: “I’ve done some coach­ing with El­liott. He bought this car and wants to do some races in it.

“It’ll be cool. It eats up the straights pretty quickly and it’s a lit­tle bit of a hand­ful. It’s dif­fer­ent to other cars I’ve driven, but once you get it bal­anced in a cor­ner it’s nice to drive – side­ways.”

Regular Clas­sic com­peti­tor and 2012 World Tour­ing Car cham­pion Rob Huff is also en­tered to drive a Fal­con (with Trevor Buck­ley), while ex­pe­ri­enced racer Nigel Green­sall will han­dle an­other ex­am­ple with David Hux­ley.

Ex-bri­tish GT racer Chris Beighton will race his Su­per Tour­ing Honda Ac­cord.

El­lis will han­dle this Ford Fal­con

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